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Museo del Greco, Toledo

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Pay tribute to one of the most renowned painters of the Spanish Renaissance at Museo del Greco. The museum boasts an extensive collection of El Greco’s pieces from the 16th and 17th centuries, demonstrating the artist’s influence on the city’s cultural development during that time. Wander the galleries to view some of El Greco’s most famous pieces, such as “The Savior” and “View of Toledo,” as well as works by other Mannerist and Baroque painters. Don’t miss the impressive series of paintings of the twelve apostles by El Greco. Carry cash with you as the museum does not accept credit cards. With our world travel planner, Toledo attractions like Museo del Greco can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Very nice to visit, and with many works of the master, but also of his workshop. There is an exhibition of Belarusian icons.
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  • Museums, as you know, are different. There are enormous, bringing together under its roof thousands of works by artists of different countries, periods and styles. And there is a small Chamber, the one-artist museums. This is also the Museum of El Greco in Toledo. El Greco was born in Greece, even his name says about the origins of this person. He subsequently lived, studied and worked, and in Venice and in Rome. And already at a mature age he settled in Toledo, where he lived for the rest of his days. In the House where the artist lived, created his Museum. A remarkable collection of paintings. Once seeing the paintings of El Greco, they do not mix with anything. On his canvases you won't see pastoral landscapes, umil'nyh persons, and curly babies-Angels with pink ljazhkami in perevjazochkah. Faces of the Holy Apostles and martyrs brush El Greco strict ascetic. Their faces izborozhdeny wrinkles. Fire burning in their eyes of faith in Christ istovoj, the faith, for which they are willing to go to flour on a cross to die. I won't explore here the works of the great Masters. But I advise: during a visit to the city of Toledo, visit the Museum of El Greco. About his work, you cannot say "like". This is the wrong word. It burns the soul fire and forever leaves traces in the memory.
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  • The Museum is in a typical Toledano House, with its courtyard. It has an area with some Roman baths. Many works of art of various painters of the time of El Greco. It was good. There's that see it if you're in Toledo
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  • This museum was assembled to commemorate El Greco and show the kind of house he lived in. It has been nicely done. It gives a good impression of both his life and his paintings. Many paintings are copies but there are a few originals, and the series on the 12 apostles is impressive. Well worth a visit. Pensioners go free.
  • House restored as if it were the 16th century. Good showcase of history. Could have more paintings since most are replicas.
  • This is a fine and kind of quirky museum. Though there are a few paintings that stand out in the collection, I think one's time and money are better spent seeing the Cathedral's collection.
  • Small but interesting museum. It is not actually El Greco's house, but a similar one. Some paintings by El Greco himself and lots of paintings of his students and imitators.
  • Well, this is what you can call a rip off. Fair enough that there was some nobleman who thought he was buying Greco's house, and admitted he didn't. That's what you get throughout the whole house. You get a total of 4 of Greco's paintings (€0.75 per painting - not a bad bargain), and a ton of someone's imagination of what Greco's house could've looked like, but not the actual!