Castile–Leon and Castile–La Mancha Sights

Museo de El Greco (El Greco Museum)

  • Paseo del Tránsito s/n Map It
  • Toledo
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This house that once belonged to Peter the Cruel's treasurer, Samuel Levi, is said to have later been El Greco's home, though historians now believe he actually lived across the street, in a small house that was razed to make room for a park and overlook point. Nevertheless, the interior of the museum is decorated to resemble a typical house of the artist's time. The house is now incorporated into a revamped museum with several of the artist's paintings, including a panorama of Toledo with the Hospital of Tavera in the foreground, and works by several of El Greco's students (including his son) and other 16th- and 17th-century artists. Medieval caves have been excavated at the site, and there's a beautiful garden in which to take refuge from Toledo's often-scorching summer heat. The impressive museum complex has been the centerpiece for Toledo tourism since "El Greco 2014," a festival marking the 400th anniversary of the artist's death.

Sight Information

Address:

Paseo del Tránsito s/n, Toledo, Castille-La Mancha, 45002, Spain

Map It

Phone:

925-223665

Sight Details:

  • €3 (free Sat. after 2)

Published 08/18/2015

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