If you are fond of paintings, make sure you add the name of this museum in your itinerary list of Toledo. Opened in 1911, the museum is solely dedicated to preserve the artworks of the painter, El Greco. It is located in the Jewish Quarter of Toledo. The premise has 2 buildings, one is a 16th century house with a courtyard and another is a 20th century old. Both the buildings are connected with a shared garden. Inside, it has rooms dedicated to the Marquis de la Vega Inclan pay homage to El Greco’s vision and his life. Other set of rooms are dedicated to preserve the artwork of the painter. Few other rooms are used to hold workshop.
Besides seeing his artwork, you get to learn about stories related to the paintings that speaks about its origin, inspiration and so on. The museum also has a departmental store that let you get some souvenirs to take it back with you. On the exterior portion, you cannot miss the chance of strolling around the garden area during twilight.
Museo El Greco Travel Tips
- Ticket office closes down 15 minutes before the end of visiting hours.
- Museum offers free service like Tours program offering a tour around the museum with the company of a cultural volunteer.
- Reduced ticket price is applicable for groups consisting of minimum 5 people and maximum of 30 people, accompanied by a responsible person.
- For group visit, you need to get in touch with the head of the museum 15 days prior the scheduled date as persons performing voluntary work.
- This 15 days notice (for group visit) needs to be made via email – firstname.lastname@example.org with details like name of the center/ institution/ association, city and country; number of people in the group; approximate age group and studies students; number of teachers or monitors; name of the responsible person and telephone number; date and time of the visit.
- The museum in return sends possible date and time according to their schedule.
- The confirmation of the booking must be presented at the ticket office at the time of visit.
- No group booking is done on Saturdays from 2 pm, Sundays and holidays.
- To arrange for group visit, call on +34 925 223 962.
- Annual Card Greco Museum let you visit the museum as many times as possible in a year.
- Fertilization Toledo City Museum card can be accessed only for 3 days, both for the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Greco and the Sephardic Museum of Toledo.
- Free entrance is given on Saturdays from 2pm, 18th April (World Heritage Day), 18th May (International Museum Day), 12th October (National Day of Spain) and 6th December (Day of the Spanish Constitution).
- For easy accessibility for the disabled people, the museum has removed all kind of architectural lifts and has added lifting platforms and escalators. Ramps and wheelchairs are also available.
- For hearing impaired people – loop facility at customer service desks and meeting facilities; videos in Spanish sign language and subtitles are added for the audiovisual; induction loop are connected to the audio guides; amplifiers to connect to the audio guides are also there.
- The audio guide service is available in Castilian, English and Japanese.
- The museum has a department store from where you can buy souvenir, audio visual guide and specialized publication related to the museum’s collection.
Entrance Ticket Details For Museo El Greco
- Reduced price – 1.50€
- Annual Card Set Access State Museums: € 36.06.
- Annual Card Greco Museum: 25 €.
- Fertilization Toledo City Museum: € 5.
How to Reach Museo El Greco
- From the bus station: 5 (Zocodover), 12 (Jewish Quarter)
- From the railway station(AVE) : 5, 6.1, 6.2
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95% of people who visit Toledo include Museo El Greco in their plan
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46.86% of people start their Museo El Greco visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Museo El Greco
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Museo El Greco Reviews & Ratings
Great value for €3 entrance. El Greco came from Crete to Venice then Rome and settled in Toledo. This museum is dedicated to his works here in Toledo. It’s well laid out in a reconstruction of his home and studio. The gardens are well laid out, interesting and relaxing with lots of seating. Their is very little said about his family life. Allow an hour for the visit.
Really not even close to worth the price, unless you are a dying fan of El Greco or an art student/professional. The house is pretty from the outside, though. If you are from the European Union or a student below 25 years old (if I'm not mistaken) you get in for free.
Definitely worth checking out and be sure to allow sufficient time to not just see the exhibitions and structures but also to sit in the courtyard and read a book, relax and while away the time a little. A beautiful part of the Jewish Quarter in historic Toledo.
This museum is very well organized. It offers a collection of about 20-25 paintings of El Greco, and about 30-40 of other paintings related to the same subjects and to the school following his imprint. Besides you will find a rich multimedia support offering many comments and information useful to understand, the historic period, the painter and his impressive work. You can learn how this painter anticipated expressive solutions that have been understood and celebrated only much later, in the XX century. Some will recognize, for example, the roots of the style of Marc Chagall.
The house itself is something to truly enjoy. The paintings from El Greco were fascinating. Loved the arquitectura and the courtyards. The dungeons we're also really nice to experience.