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“Pleasant garden too”
Review of Museo del Greco

Museo del Greco
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Toledo Private Tour with Royal Palace of Madrid
Ranked #16 of 112 things to do in Toledo
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Ancona, Italy
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“Pleasant garden too”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

It's very near Santo Tome, so if you've been to see the Burial of Count Ortaz you can easily walk a short distance down the hill afterwards and see the sort of domestic world the artist lived in - the sort of rooms and furniture, kitchen equipment and books - that he would have known. Like the building, they are all of the right period and place. The gardens are lovely too.

Visited May 2014
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“Good If Not Authentic”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

If you're at all interested in art, a visit to the Museo del Greco is a must-stop in Toledo. Situated in the old Jewish Quarter (and standing right above the historic Jewish Cellars, which have recently been discovered), the museum really isn't an exact replicate of El Greco's house. However, this small site will give you a good overview of the artist's life and works. The house itself is nothing special - there is no sense that anyone actually lived or worked here (compared to Rembrandt's house in Amsterdam, for example). Not many of El Greco's works are housed here, although the Apostles series is on view. Although 2014 is the Year of El Greco, the museum surprisingly did not appear to be doing anything especial for the celebration. Hint: right across from the museum is a lovely small park for relaxing with a drink or ice cream.

Visited June 2014
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Artistic must”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

if you love art then visiting El Greco's house is a must …it is well presented and the Audio guides worth the money ..take about half an hour to an hour here

Visited May 2014
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Oak Grove, Missouri
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“What an amazing place!”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

It has been a long, long time since I visited Spain, but this is one of the places that still stands out in my mind the most as I loved every bit of it. If you love interesting, unique artwork and are growing weary of "Catedrals y Museos" of the standarr variety I can guarantee this place will not disappoint!
(I have marked my visit date as this month as it is when I am leaving my review, but in all honesty it has been years since my visit. (TripAdvisor didn't even exist back then! lol)

Visited June 2014
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“A Fascinating Experience - Bravo!”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We visited on Sunday, 18 May. The El Greco museum accomplished what we believe is the primary purpose of a museum. Through a series of audio visual displays and examples of El Greco’s works, the museum succeeds in providing an education on his life, the evolution of his technique and art works. El Greco’s work is truly breathtaking and timeless and the manner in which this little museum conveys his artistic accomplishments is outstanding. It left us with an enduring appreciation for El Greco’s unique contributions to his art form. The many opportunities to sit down in the galleries and within the attractively landscaped grounds added to the joy of our experience. Allow 1+ hr. General admission: €3, Reduced: €1.50; closed Mondays.

Visited May 2014
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