LateRooms.com - Discover View and Plan of Toledo in Madrid

June 16, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
LateRooms.com divulges El Greco's View and Plan of Toledo is on show in Madrid's El Prado museum alongside a selection of the great Spanish artist's other work.

What makes this exhibition special for visitors coming from Madrid hotels is that in many of his pieces there are only partial views of Toledo, but the titular canvas shows a detailed plan of the city.

It will be on show until November 1st in Room 9A of El Prado's Villanueva Building and aims to highlight to art enthusiasts the prominence of the Spanish city in El Greco's work.

"This complex composition also includes an allegory of the river Tagus, seen here as a sculpture that pours water and hence prosperity, as well as the iconic religious image of that city, that of the Virgin placing the chasuble on Saint Ildefonso," remarked the venue.

The painting will be joined in the art space by three other pieces by El Greco entitled Saint Sebastian, Saint Andrew and Saint Francis, and Saint Bernard.

Some of the iconic buildings that feature in View and Plan of Toledo - as well as in the other three pieces - include the Alcázar and the Montero chapel.

If visitors head to the Jerónimos Building of El Prado, they can also see a tapestry by Willem de Pannemaker, but this is only on show until September 26th.

Opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 09:00 to 20:00 (local time), with entrance costing 8 (£6.60).

For more information on this event visit the El Prado website or contact the venue on +34 91 330 2800.

"The View and Plan of Toledo is likely to be popular," said Jess Reading, head of marketing at LateRooms. "LateRooms strongly recommends people considering attending to book hoteles Madrid as soon as possible."

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