Museo De Santa Cruz, Toledo

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Explore Museo De Santa Cruz, a museum featuring collections dedicated to the history and artwork of Toledo. The famous artist El Greco is highlighted heavily here, and the tapestries and ceramics are worth your time. Besides the exhibits, the architecture is a draw: Gothic and Plateresque styles join to create a magical sight. Check out the high ceilings, the long galleries, and the worn wooden doors and floorboards. There is little in way of English descriptions, so you may want to hire a guide. Museo De Santa Cruz is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Toledo Edition.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The place itself is very beautiful with an old cloister. The exhibitions were amazing (historical and contemporary art). A must see in Toledo.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Santa Cruz Museum is one of the places of Toledo which includes some paintings whose some of Greco, (unfortunately at the moment the Annunciation is on loan at Sète) is the focus of the Museum! The building is a building of the sixteenth century. Originally, this building was a hospital founded by cardinal Mendoza; He was transformed into a Museum in the nineteenth century. Among the works on display, a collection of ceramics of Carranza. Very well air-conditioned, significant Museum under the heat of the summer. Nice patio.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Wonderful Museum that traces the artistic history of Toledo. Of the works of El Greco among many other parts (furniture...) paintings. .. etc) of quality and exceptional beauty, all in a lavish building. To admire in every square meter. .. its ceiling, its vaults, and its cloister. .. one of the most beautiful and most interesting Museum in Toledo. .. and the world.
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  • Sad that a lot of this museum is currently closed. That said an interesting temporary exhibition and a good selection of ceramics made for an interesting hour
  • A great day here in Toledo. I was surprised by the kindness of the people and also by the shape of this museum.
  • See some real El Greco's for a small price in a manageable size museum. I like the variety of types of art.
  • Not bad if you do what we did and get to Toledo before everything is open. Just don't go to the Prado the day before or you will be museumed out.
  • Nicely curated museum. A lot of history outlined.

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Where to stay in Toledo

When visiting Toledo, staying inside the old city walls allows for on foot access to all of the area's historical landmarks as well as a tight network of shops, restaurants, and museums. Similarly, staying in the old center, which sits on a raised hill overlooking the city, avoids a daily hike to the city's main attractions. Many old buildings in the center have been transformed into boutique hotels and guest houses, allowing visitors to experience the rich historical heritage and beautiful architecture of the city.
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