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El Greco Museum

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  • View of El Greco Museum after refurbishment. Toledo © Ministerio de Cultura

    View of El Greco Museum after refurbishment. Toledo © Ministerio de Cultura

  • General view of one of the rooms in El Greco Museum with the artist’s work on display. Toledo © Ministerio de Cultura

    General view of one of the rooms in El Greco Museum with the artist’s work on display. Toledo © Ministerio de Cultura

  • 16th-century courtyard in El Greco Museum. Toledo © Ministerio de Cultura

    16th-century courtyard in El Greco Museum. Toledo © Ministerio de Cultura

  • View of one of the rooms in El Greco Museum. Toledo © Ministerio de Cultura

    View of one of the rooms in El Greco Museum. Toledo © Ministerio de Cultura

  • Interior of one of the rooms in El Greco Museum, dominated by 'View and Plan of Toledo' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Interior of one of the rooms in El Greco Museum, dominated by 'View and Plan of Toledo' © Ministerio de Cultura

  • View of one of the doors into El Greco Museum after reopening. Toledo © Ministerio de Cultura

    View of one of the doors into El Greco Museum after reopening. Toledo © Ministerio de Cultura

  

Category

Fine Arts

Owner

State
Paseo Tránsito, s/n
45002 Toledo
Toledo, Castile-La Mancha

Telephone+34 925990980

Fax+34 925225831

E-mailmuseodelgreco@mecd.es

Websitehttp://museodelgreco.mcu.es/

The most modern Greco

The new El Greco Museum in Toledo shows "the most modern" works by one of the greatest geniuses of painting.

El Greco Museum in Toledo provides the chance to discover, with a new display and a communicative exhibition, the work by this painter, and especially his last production, which he carried out in Spain.

A fundamental chapter in the Mannerist painter's work, who was trained in Crete and Italy, and flourished in Toledo. The patronage relationships and Spanish clients conditioned the evolution of his work. The El Greco Museum displays the most important paintings of this period, such as the Apostolate series, -an excellent example for understanding the last stage of the painter’s creative process-, the San Bernardino altarpiece and the View and plan of Toledo. It also shows visitors the works that the artist carried out in Toledo and exhibits the work of some of his followers, such as Luis Tristán.

The museum dedicates a space to the Marquis of Vega-Inclán, the founder, which introduces the figure of this collector and pioneer in promoting tourism of Spanish arts and the recovery of El Greco. Several environments devised by himself are presented as an example of the romantic interpretation that was made of the painter at the beginning of last century.
 

Essential works

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  • Crucified Christ. El Greco Museum. Toledo © David Blázquez.

    Crucified Christ

    This was a frequent subject in the El Greco workshop, of which Luis Tristán was the most outstanding student. The lengthening of proportions, the violence of the chiaroscuro and the modelling of the face all derive from El Greco.

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  • The Saviour. El Greco Museum. Toledo © David Blázquez

    The Saviour

    The portrait of Christ the Saviour heads one of the most unusual series of the late production of El Greco: the Apostolate series

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  • «The Tears of Saint Peter». Detail © Ministerio de Cultura

    The Tears of Saint Peter

    El Greco shows the Saint’s humanity in this painting. The correct anatomy, the care in the composition and the drawing date to the work to the artist’s early period in Toledo.

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  • Portrait of Antonio de Covarrubias. El Greco Museum. Toledo © David Blázquez

    Portrait of Antonio de Covarrubias

    This is one of the examples of the El Greco's major contribution to the history Spanish portraiture. His works give us a magnificent gallery of the faces of Toledo society.

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  • 'Portrait of Diego de Covarrubias y Leiva'. El Greco Museum. Toledo © David Blázquez. Ministerio de Cultura

    Portrait of Diego de Covarrubias y Leiva

    This is an important example of the portrait work of El Greco, in which his Venetian influences are mixed with the sumptuous fashions of the Spanish court.

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  • Portrait of Doña Mariana of Austria. El Greco Museum. Toledo © David Blázquez

    Portrait of Doña Mariana of Austria

    It depicts the widow Queen Mariana of Austria, second wife of Philip IV, following the tradition of Baroque courts, showing a less kind but more effective image of the queen.

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  • Portrait of the Marquis of Vega-Inclán. El Greco Museum. Toledo © David Blázquez

    Portrait of the Marquis of Vega-Inclán

    This is a gift by the artist Joaquín Sorolla to the Marquis of Vega-Inclán, one of the most important artistic patrons of the first half of the 20th century.

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  • 'Saint Bartholomew'. El Greco Museum. Toledo © David Blázquez

    Saint Bartholomew

    This unfinished work is unique because it is not repeated in any other of the series of apostles, where it is replaced by that of Saint Luke.

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  • Saint Bernardino of Siena. El Greco Museum. Toledo © Museo Nacional del Prado

    St. Bernardino of Siena

    This is an example of the work El Greco’s received as creator of altarpieces in Toledo. It is one of the most important depictions of saints from the painter's late period.

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  • Saint Francis and Brother Leon. El Greco Museum. Toledo © David Blázquez

    St. Francis and Brother Leon

    The images of saints that were produced in El Greco's workshop were exceptionally brilliant. The artist's compositions depicted the Catholic spirituality of the time, as in this case.

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Collections

The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).


Come and visit

Timetables

Apr 01 to Sep 30

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

9:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Oct 01 to Mar 31

Tuesday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

9:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Public holidays and Sunday

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

General: €3

Reduced: €1,50

Free admission

Saturdays from 4 pm, Sundays, 18 April, 18 May, 12 October and 6 December

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