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Address: Plaza de Victorio Macho s/n, 45002 Toledo, Spain
Phone Number: +34 925 28 42 25
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On a spur of land, above a sweeping drop down to the river Tajo, one finds...

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.

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Nice small exhibit and great views

There are two small galleries on two different levels to view the artists creation. I found them well done. You also can enjoy the restful gardens and beautiful views of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two small galleries on two different levels to view the artists creation. I found them well done. You also can enjoy the restful gardens and beautiful views of the town and bridge. I believe seniors were free. Otherwise 3 euros. We were there for about 20 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

A small museum dedicated to human body, movement and emotions. Not your classic exhibition but most definitely worth visiting if you are in Toledo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

If you like modern or classical sculpture , you'll love this museum Many of the works are reminiscent of the French sculptor Aristide Maillol, other are similar to Paul Manship, still others are a style all their own. We particularly liked the sculptures made from both grey and white marble. There are also great views of the river and St... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

While the museum has some great art and an amazing view I wish we had spent out time on something else. But if you're in the area and have an extra 30 minutes +/- it's a great place to sit, rest and stare at a great view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We came to Toledo to visit all the usual tourist sites, and just happened to come across the Victorio Macho museum. Having never heard of Macho, we were surprised to learn that he is, if not the most famous, then among the most famous of all Spanish sculptors. He died in 1966, but left his home, now this museum, along... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The guide for my day trip took our group to this museum in order to see the amazing views of the St. Martin Bridge as well as to have a rest. After taking some great photos and sitting for a bit, I toured the little museum there to the artist and was impressed by the range of his skill. A... More 

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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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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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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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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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