Construction of Toledo’s Cathedral (in case you haven’t been paying attention,* that’s the original Toledo, in Spain) began in 1226 (when Spain was ruled by San Geraldo’s 22-greats grandfather King Ferdinand III).
Construction was completed in 1493.
Modifications were made and a breathtaking art collection grew over the centuries.
San Geraldo’s relatives are no longer in charge. But, two are buried in the main chapel.
(Click the images to glorify.)
|LEFT: THE FIRST ARCHBISHOP.
(WHAT’S THE SECOND ARCHBISHOP LOOKING AT?!?)
|PORTRAITS OF ALL FORMER ARCHBISHOPS CIRCLE THE ROOM.
THAT’S THE MOST RECENT FORMER ARCHBISHOP AT RIGHT.
|CARDINAL CISNEROS (RIGHT).
GRAND INQUISITOR, CASTILLE, 1507–1517.
|“EL TRANSPARENTE.” POSSIBLY THE MOST EXQUISITE OF THE CATHEDRAL.
ILLUMINATED BY WINDOW CUT INTO ITS CENTER…
|… AND A HUGE SKYLIGHT OPPOSITE.|
**I really expected them to give us the statue. To keep it in the family, you know?!? They’d still have a number of paintings of Grandpa. And Sevilla’s got the body and various personal items, including his ermine cape. Just a thought.