El Greco room. Santa Cruz Museum. Toledo © Toledo
El Greco. 'Veronica with the Holy Face', between 1577-1580. Santa Cruz Museum. Toledo © Ministerio de Cultura
CategoryArchaeological, Fine Arts
Located in the former Santa Cruz Hospital.
The outstanding features of this 16th-century building are its Plateresque façade and its courtyard and staircase, the work of Covarrubias, and its Mudéjar and Renaissance coffered ceilings. The museum's collection is divided into three sections: Archaeology, devoted to the Roman, Visigothic, Moorish and Mudéjar cultures; Fine Arts, with an excellent selection of 16th- and 17th-century paintings from Toledo, and works by such artists as El Greco; and Industrial Arts, with examples of popular culture and traditional local crafts (ceramics, glass, fabrics, wrought iron and precious metalwork).
The show contains paintings by El Greco alongside replicas and variants produced by his disciples and followers. For the first time visitors will have the chance to compare in situ different versions of paintings such as 'The Disrobing', 'Christ embracing the cross' and 'The Crucifixion'.More info
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.).
Monday to Saturday
Does not close at midday
10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Closed: 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
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