El Greco Museum

Toledo, Spain

The El Greco Museum celebrates the mannerist painter El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos, 1541–1614), who spent much of his life in Toledo, having been born in Fodele, Crete.

The museum opened in 1911 and is located in the Jewish Quarter of Toledo. It consists of two buildings, a 16th-century house with a courtyard and an early 20th century building forming the museum, together with a garden. The house recreates the home of El Greco, which no longer exists. The museum houses many artworks by El Greco, especially from his late period. There are also paintings by other 17th-century Spanish artists, as well as furniture from the period and pottery from Talavera de la Reina in the Province of Toledo.



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Founded: 1911
Category: Museums in Spain


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Alexandra Dumitru (2 years ago)
If you want to see something exceptional visit this museum. The art is just perfect. The garden is small, bit full of life, the overall atmosphere is just like a time machine, taking you back in time
John Small (2 years ago)
Very nice buildings and important art. Lovely grounds and gardens. Clean washrooms.
Nikos Gkekas (3 years ago)
Small but well organised museum. It is really educational as it tries to explain the details of El Greco's work in a simple manner in order to make it approachable to the non experts. The personal is really friendly and helpful. 100% deserves to be in your visit list when in Toledo.
herkuang Yeh (3 years ago)
Really great museum to visit. However, the lady at the shop is very aggressive towards my daughter because she wants to open some books. It might be due to the covid restrictions but her attitude is unacceptable !!!
christina m (3 years ago)
One of the nicest museums I have ever visit. The paintings were incredible ?and it was so cheep. If you are a student you can visit it for free ?
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