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Victorio Macho Museum

Plaza de Victorio Macho s/n, 45002 Toledo, Spain
925 28 42 25
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Ranked #21 of 68 attractions in Toledo
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: On a spur of land, above a sweeping drop down to the river Tajo, one finds the Roca Tarpeya, the site chosen in 1953 by the sculptor Victorio Macho on... more » Owner description: On a spur of land, above a sweeping drop down to the river Tajo, one finds the Roca Tarpeya, the site chosen in 1953 by the sculptor Victorio Macho on which to set his house and workshop. Today, this magnificent seat is home to the headquarters of the Real Fundación de Toledo (Royal Foundation of Toledo).On his death, the artist left an important part of his work to the Spanish people, creating the Museo Victorio Macho (Victorio Macho Museum) and the Fundación Victorio Macho (Victorio Macho Foundation) to safeguard the future of his bequest. Some years later, in 1984, the Fundación Victorio Macho came to merge with the Real Fundación de Toledo, with the latter taking up the responsibilities imposed by the sculptor.The consequences of this merger are the renovation of the three buildings of the Roca Tarpeya- which will permit the reopening of the museum- and their adaptation to a number of new uses.The headquarters of the Real Fundación de Toledo are now to be found in what was formerly the house of Victorio Macho.The Workshop now has on its ground floor an Auditorium, presently housing a documentary film about the city of Toledo and its history, which is available for lectures, seminars and works meetings; and on its upper floor an Exhibition Hall for temporary exhibitions and other cultural functions.A great part of the collection bequeathed by the sculptor is on display in the Museo Victorio Macho, including such works as La Madre (The Mother), El Hermano Marcelo (Brother Marcelo), Torso Gitano (The Gypsy Torso); and portraits of such figures as Marañón, Unamuno, Cajal, Galdós, la Pasionaria and sketches for the great monuments he designed for both Spain and the Americas. Amongst the drawings on display one should also note the self-portraits, the succession of works depicting countrymen, and studies of nudes.The exhibition area is augmented by the crypt and the gardens which grant unsurpassed views of the river Tajo and the cigarrales in the surroundings of Toledo and many sheltered idyllic nooks from which to enjoy the scenery.*The Real Fundación de Toledo, is a private, nonprofit-making cultural institution created to contribute to preserving, revitalising and promoting the cultural heritage of Toledo’s historic city. « less
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Marsascala, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Went here as part of a day trip tour from Madrid. It's a nice little museum, but unless you are really interested in sculpture, you won't be missing much.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The museum is perched on the cliff overlooking the river with a view of the bridge.I enjoyed the intoduction to Toledo slide show. I was unfamilair with his work and was glad to get a sense of the man and the artist in his home town.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

On a whistle-stop one day organized tour of Toledo, we ended the morning at a spot that some people complained about, saying that it could have been used visits to more historical sites, but the views from the Museo Victorio Macho are so beautiful that it seemed to me worth the short visit. Macho (what a name to live up... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

On the last day of our honeymoon, we took a day trip to Toledo with a tour group out of Madrid. The Victorio Macho Museum was one of the stops on the tour. The art work is impressive, but the best part of this museum is the scenic view.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

It was one of the highlights of visiting Toledo. The peace and quiet, the amazing views and the sculptures that appear real - you should visit this Museum and take your time, relax and take in the grandeur of the views. Loved it.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

My guide book told me to go here. I would have not gone otherwise. It is a must. It is small and will take 30 to 45 mins start to finish but was one of the best settings I have ever been in. In my life. Wonderful pieces of art and wonderful setting. I highly recommend.

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Cordoba, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Do not miss this museum!! There are some pieces that seem so real .... only they do not speak. Amazing!!

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

The setting and views from this museum are great. There is a short and informative film in english. The museum is small but worth a visit, if only for the scenery

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

The Victorio Macho Museum is located at the Plaza Victorio Macho. Victorio Macho was a Spanish sculptor who lived until 1966. He built his house and workshop on the edge of a cliff, with a spectacular view of the river and the hills on the other side of the river. There are beautiful small gardens that have many of his... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Visited Vicotorio Macho Museum as part of the tour of Toledo and wasa impressed by the art work, the gardens and most particularly the stunning view from the garden. This is a must see museum if you are in Toledo.

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