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Museo de El Greco (El Greco Museum)

  • Paseo del Tránsito s/n Map It
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 06/06/2014

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This house that once belonged to Peter the Cruel's treasurer, Samuel Levi, is said to have later been El Greco's home, though there's little historical evidence to prove the artist lived here. Nevertheless, the interior is decorated to resemble a "typical" house of El Greco's time. The house is now incorporated into a revamped El Greco museum with several of the artist's paintings, including a panorama of Toledo with the Hospital of Tavera in the foreground, and works

of 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 become a centerpiece for Toledo tourism since the "El Greco 2014" festival, marking the 400th anniversary of the artist's death.

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Sight Information

Address:

Paseo del Tránsito s/n, Toledo, 45002, Spain

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Phone:

925-223665

Sight Details:

  • €3; free Sat. after 2 pm
  • Tues.–Sat. 9:30–6:30 (to 8 Apr.–Sept.), Sun. and holidays 10–3. Last tickets sold 15 min before closing

Updated 06/06/2014

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