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“Head straight for the museum!”

Museo Convento De Santo Domingo El Antiguo
Ranked #38 of 114 things to do in Toledo
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32 reviews
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“Head straight for the museum!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We found that the church nearby to the museum in which we had expected to see various El Greco paintings was disappointing. However, the museum itself albeit a mock-up of El Greco's house was atmospheric, informative and contained lots of beautiful art work

Visited June 2012
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Madrid, Spain
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“More history than art”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Although there are several paintings and good documentarys what you will find out is how houses used to be. Of course a must if you are a "Greco fan"

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Charleston, South Carolina
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“As already stated, these are two distinct buildings, far away from each other”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

But since they are both mentioned, I will write a review of the former, which we visited back in March of 2011.

We climbed the hill to the Convent of Santo Domingo el Antiguo and waited dutifully for the bell to ring telling us that it was time for the afternoon hours. We had the building mostly to ourselves, watched by one of the sweet sisters. It ended up being a much larger building than it seemed at first, with I think it was 2 large rooms that looked like a sacristy filled with items - altarpieces and various sorts of things worked out in wood and other materials - and then the sanctuary with the early El Grecos and some other beautiful pieces.

As with some other buildings in Toledo (like the Cathedral), there was no photography allowed, unfortunately. The nun didn't follow us when we went into the sanctuary, so I suppose I could've whipped out my Canon and gotten a couple of shots with no flash, but I felt like that would've been disrespectful. So I will have to be satisfied with my memories of this place with its creeky floors and lack of lighting, which nevertheless managed to be filled with great beautiful things.

Visited March 2011
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“Beautiful and interesting”
Reviewed November 19, 2011

Many of El Greco's masterpices, such as the "La segrada familia".

Visited November 2011
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Houston, Texas
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“Not an easy find”
Reviewed July 21, 2011

The famous Spanish painter El Greco lived in this house which today has an impressive exhibition of his paintings, as well as exhibits of other artists.

Visited May 2011
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