C/ España, 37 – 30510 Yecla (Murcia) Spain
968 75 28 93 – 968 79 09 01
Between €1,50 and €2,50
Families, couples, individual/ Monday through Friday from 9h to 13h and 17 to 21h/ Saturdays from 11h to 13h/ Visits-by-appointment are recommended for groups
Same schedule as the Archaeological Museum. Groups: Booking recommended on Tel.: 968 79 09 01
It enables the visitor to review El Greco’s works while taking a tour around that time.
You can find:
Area 1, Mariology, works whose purpose is to emphasize the importance of the Virgin Mary in the life of Jesus. Area 2, the life of Christ and more specifically, the Passion, a topic which was very much in demand by the Toledan clientele of El Greco. Area 3, Lives of Saints, San Sebastián (Saint Sebastian) and San Francisco de Asís (Saint Francis of Assisi), it was El Greco who provide a new iconography for this saint, by drawing him in a gloomy and solitary way. Area 4, Portraits. El Greco found in Toledo a clientele comprising noble families, intellectuals and personalities related to arts and culture of his time, who corresponded with his aspirations of learned painter. El Greco’s portraits move away from the court portrait established by Moro y Sánchez Coello, although they will participate in the austere and simple character, common in the European portraits of that time. Through El Greco’s portraits, we can see at first hand characters of the life in Toledo at that time:
What’s so special about it?:
It’s located on the second floor of the Municipal House of Culture. It gathers seventy-three replicas of other originals works of El Greco, made by the painter from Yecla Juan Albert Roses. Albert Roses had been looking over each one of the original paintings for twenty years in order to reproduce them with absolute fidelity.