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“Highly recommended” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museo de Santa Cruz

Museo de Santa Cruz
Ranked #17 of 110 things to do in Toledo
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Partaloa, Spain
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84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

The museum is housed in an interesting 16th century building in the plateresque style, which had been a church and hospital in the past. It is free to enter and located very close to the Plaza de Zocodover. This is a must-see visit, with sections for Archaeology, Fine Arts (incl. El Greco, Luis Tristán) and Industrial Arts.

Visited November 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“The Museum to see in Toledo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Very happy to have taken the extra time to visit as we were about to leave Toledo.
This museum has a bit of everything as regards paintings of various eras, exhibitions explaining many aspects of the area and it's evolution as well as great physical settings. This is high level quality renovation that gives rise to a great museum to visit.

Visited October 2013
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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“Absolutely Gorgeous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

It is a stunning gift from the people of Toledo to travelers. Easy access, great display of El Greco's home and the paintings available for viewing are to notch.

Visited October 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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459 reviews
132 attraction reviews
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“Interesting museum, great tapestries, fine el Grecos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

Interesting museum in a fine location just 50m from the Plaza de Zocodover - lovely high ceilings, long wide galleries, simple high white walls, all showing off very well the impressive tapestries that line many of the walls. Some other interesting artefacts too - wooden and others. I was most impressed though with the small collection of dramatic el Greco's up on the upper floor.
A good place to go for a quick 45 minute visit - and it's free.

Visited October 2013
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Lakewood Pierce County, Washington
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“A must for El Greco lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

This museum has a lot more to see than just their 15 El Greco pictures. And since it is free, there is no reason not to check it out. Even the facade of the building is beautiful. In their courtyard are wonderful fresco's on the walls, also.

Visited October 2013
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