Located in the heart of Jewish quarter of Toledo, the building was part of the complex of properties belonging to Samuel Levi, the main promoter of the neighbouring El Transito synagogue. It has been restored and converted into a permanent place of exhibition and tribute to the great Toledo-based artist. Although it bears no actual biographical relationship to Theotocopuli Domenico (more commonly known as El Greco), it accurately reproduces the environment in which the artist would have lived in the sixteenth century. On display are some valuable original works, including the magnificent Apostolado, in which, according to Dr. Gregorio Marañon, El Greco drew his inspiration from the inmates of the asylum in Toledo for the faces of the apostles. Other works on display are San Bernardino, Vista y plano de Toledo (View and plan of Toledo), El Redentor (The Redeemer), and Las lagrimas de San Pedro (Tears of St Peter), as well as portraits of Diego and Antonio Covarrubias. There are also paintings and sculptures by contemporaries of El Greco, including Carreno, Tristan, Zurbaran and Murillo.
Address: Samuel Levi, s/n.
Phone: +34 925 22 44 05.
Web: www. mcu.es/museos/index.html
Closed for renovation.
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