The Capilla de Santiago
The capilla de Santiago was built in late Gothic style in the 15C for its founder, Alvaro de Luna. The tomb of the Constable and his wife Juana Pimentel was made by Pablo Ortiz.
Another remarkable tomb is that of Cardinal Albornoz which lies in the middle of the Capilla de San Ildefonso. In addition, the Renaissance tomb of Iñigo Lopez Carrillo de Mendoza and the Gothic one of Juan de Contreras stand by the walls of the chapel.
Capilla de los Reres Nuevos (16C) This plateresue capilla is next to the sacristy and it is the work of Alonso de Covarrubias. It was built for the burial of Henry II and contains statues and splendid tombs of kings. The altars, desgined by Ventura Rodriguez have paintings by Mariano Maella (Virgin Mary and St Ildefonso)
The Capilla Mozarabe
This capilla was built by Enrique Egas under Cardinal Cisneros in 1504. Mass is held here daily using the old liturgy of the Christians living under Arabs. Above the altar there is a remarkable fresco by Juan de Borgoña of the Madonna and the Child.
This is a very interesting sala, octagonal in form, it was begun at the start of 16C under Cardinal Cisneros with late Gothic, plateresque and mudejar decoration. The wall frescos were painted by Juan de Borgoña. Beneath them there is a long series of portraits with all the bishops of Toledo.
The Coro displays several styles. The elegant iron grille, which faces the main chapel, dates from 1547 and is the work of Doming de Cespedes. The lower choir stalls were carved by Rodrigo Alemán in 1495. They depict the Conquest of Granada (1492). The middle and top level on the epistle side are by Alonso Berruguete. His work, which depicts scenes from the old and New Testament, is one of the most beautiful master pieces of Castilian carving. Behind the archbishop´s throne is an alabaster Transfiguration of Christ. The tow enormous iron and bronze reading desks are by Nicolas de Vergara and display altorelievo of the Creation, David, Saul and Noah´s ark with the procession of animals.
This was built 1593-1616 by Nicolas de Vergara and contains paintings by famous masters. The ceiling fresco was painted by Lucas Jordan. On the altar is the painting El Expolio (The stripping of Christ) and the Apostole cycle by El Greco. The arrest of Christ by Goya and the Holy Family by Anthony van Dyck are also to be seen.
Other fantastic paintings on the vestuario on the right include: a fresco by Claudio Coello and paintings by Giovanni Bellini (burial of Christ) Peter Paul Rubens (the Mystic Marriage of St Catherine) Anthony van Dyck (Pope Clemente VII) Diego Velazquez (Cardinal Borja) Titian (Pope Paul II) Raphael (Baptism of Christ) to name but a few.
Preserved in the adjoining rooms are tapestries and vestments, but above all the 13C Bible of Saint Louis.
The Cathedral treasure.
The treasure of the Cathedral of Toledo is kept right next to the Puerta de la Presentacion. Apart from numerous gold and silver chalices and crucifixes and sculptures it includes Spain´s most valuable monstrance.