Museo Convento De Santo Domingo El Antiguo, Toledo

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Learn about El Greco and his art at Museo Convento De Santo Domingo El Antiguo. This museum is dedicated to El Greco’s personal and artistic life. Walk through a house designed to feel like the artist's home, and see some of his famous works alongside copies by his apprentices. Rent an audio guide and take advantage of the video presentations (with English subtitles) to learn more about the artist's life and work. There are restored ruins, gardens, and an Arabic-style fountain. Make sure to bring cash, as the site does not accept credit cards. Use our Toledo online trip maker to add Museo Convento De Santo Domingo El Antiguo and other attractions to your Toledo vacation plans.
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  • The convent of Santo Domingo the old should be visited, in my opinion, for the following reasons: 1) inside the Conventual marzipan these are the best of Toledo. A help is always buy it to the nuns for the support of the heritage custodian (and hard to preserve). (2) it is the burial place of El Greco with one of their best pictorial sets in the main Altar. Unfortunately most of the paintings were sold to the Museum of the Prado (for maintenance purposes) and now there is placed about 3 copies) the curious convent Museum with lots of details and curiosities that atreran the interest of tourists. (4) the own nuns with their explanations. A bit is a following hand but worth the visit.
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  • I agree with Unamuno in that "museums are cemeteries of art". Therefore see in the altarpiece of this beautiful convent works by El Greco, on the provision that he chose, and in the place for which were created, elevates the intensity of the aesthetic shock to contemplate them. The San Juan Bautista y San Juan Evangelista are impressive, and despite being the first commissions to El Greco to settle in Toledo, are already perceived his unique style and brutal force of its color. They have also a small museum with interesting pieces, such as a table of the 15th century, Romanesque carvings, Visigoths remains... All very badly illuminated and with a strange exhibition criteria, but with great charm. If you over auctions there buying itself some marzipan sweets made by the nuns of the convent, else you can request? A fascinating experience
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  • I don’t wish to be unkind by giving this such a poor rating … but really! If you turn left upon entering the convent, then you will find yourself in a nice, white-painted chapel with a fine El Greco p...  more »
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  • The price of the monastery is very affordable, €4. The most remarkable is the altarpiece built and painted entirely by del Greco, his first big commissioned once installed in Spain. The so-called tomb of el Greco, is not so, it is true that he was buried, but his body was transferred to another convent of the city, disappeared after the alienation, lost as well the remains of the painter.
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  • Monastery founded by King Alfonso VI, under the rule of St. Benedict. There are documents Mozarabs that cite him in 1159. It is the burial of Domenikos Theotocopoulos "El Greco" the price of admission to see the monastery is affordable, and out you can take some mazapan👌 sweets are deliciosos👍
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  • 5 stars for the works it contains, but I don't like that it is not allowed to take photographs (even more so when pay input) and seemed a little (rather) poor the way in which the tomb of el Greco, is indicated if you don't know you can ignore it. I felt a little off.
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  • Beautiful!
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  • Very nice. It is worth visiting the cloister. It's beautiful.
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