Spain:

Who recognises the town in this famous painting by El Greco?

In this, his greatest surviving landscape, El Greco portrays the city Of Toledo where he lived and worked for most of his life. The painting belongs to the tradition of emblematic city views, rather than a faithful documentary description. The view of the eastern section of Toledo from the north would have excluded the cathedral, which the artist therefore imaginatively moved to the left of the Alcázar (the royal palace). Other buildings represented in the painting include the ancient Alcántara Bridge, and on the other side of the river Tagus, the Castle of San Servando.

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