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. Put Museo del Greco into our Toledo visit planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Toledo.
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  • We paid our money and went in. A man described the one painting and then directed out the door. €2.80 each for less than 5mins. Did we miss something?  more »
  • It is worthwhile, gardens, House and exhibition very well. You have chairs to sit in the gardens, there are some caves, but was closed the day I went in March. It is free of charge.
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  • Pros: + It’s a little and nice museum, you can have a small taste of El Greco history and live. Conts: - Maybe, its one of the few places in Toledo that worth it.  more »
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  • Pretty cool! It's a lot bigger than it looks like on the outside, and showcases some of El Greco's paintings as well as his actual house. On Saturdays entrance is free, so it's quite a nice little detour to take if you're touring Toledo and want a break from the hills. They have lockers for your belongings and the facilities are very clean. No line. It does seem like a popular spot for tourist groups though, so it might be a little crowded.
  • Vast collections of the legendary Greco. But the museum is just an ordinary house with no history lineage. It was initially thought the place where Greco used to live but it was not. Anyways the museum was nice with collections from some other artists too.
  • The staff at the front were lovely, but the rest had the manners of correctional officers. It was difficult to see anything amidst the poorly controlled crowd flow. Given that neither El Greco lived there, nor are many of the paintings his, I wouldn't really recommend paying to enter when greater works are accessible in the Prado.
  • Without going in deep about El Greco's style, the museum advirtises as an incredible experience through his life and paint style. I found neither of those experiences. The museum has just a handful of El Greco's artworks (being the best ones scattered around more serious museums), with the main collection being the Apostoles Paintings. The place is filled with his student's and followers creations and, worst of all, plagued with modern art that totally breaks the aesthetic of this house completely. Very disappointed.
  • Beautiful museum-house. I can tell the man who organized it took great care and pride in making the exhibit as informative and reverent as possible to the work of 'El Greco'.
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