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“El Greco, El Greco, El Greco”

Museo de Santa Cruz
Ranked #19 of 126 things to do in Toledo
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

As others have noted, Toledo is celebrating the 400th anniversary of El Greco's death. A big part of the celebration is a temporary exhibit of over 100 of El Greco's work. 60 of those works from 29 different cities. I can get overloaded fairly quickly by religious art, but the presentation and descriptions accompanying the art made for an interesting, education and fun visit.

The museum is in the former Santa Cruz Hospital, a 16th century building featuring a Plateresque façade and coffered ceilings. The building itself is worth the visit.

Even after visiting the Museo del Prado and the Museo Thyseen-Bornemisza in Madrid, the collection of El Grecos at the Museo de Santa Cruz is a standout.

3  Thank James F
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

The temporary El Grego exhibit is worth it. Over 100 works borrowed from around the world, help to illuminate this difficult artist. As a very secular guy, I often find the religiosity in his works difficult to relate to, however this exhibit also includes some penetrating portraitures and the dazzling View of Toledo lent from the Met in NY. The permanent collection at the museum was much less interesting and I wouldn't recommend this place once the temporary El Greco exhibit leaves.

Thank polka party
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

we didnt take long to get around it but its charming !!!! we saw where the El Grecos would normally sit but they had kindly leant them to the main museum event !

Thank Lynda W
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

In Toledo they are celebrating 100 years of "El Greco" on my visit in March 2014. They had a special exhibit of all of "El Greco's paintings from various museums all over the world. So lots of people wanted to visit the museum which was worth the 10 euro entrance fee. To view his works from his lifetime as an art lover was great.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

This was a mind blowing exhibition with the largest collection of El Grecos any where in the world. Absolutely stunning. Unfortunately there is a sort of looped music playing which irritates and must drive the attendants insane, otherwise wonderful.

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