Museum of El Greco
Museum of El Greco
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Speciality MuseumsArt Museums
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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SatsokS1
Dundee, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Driving from Heraklion towards Chania, a great stop for a brake is the village of Fodele, the birth place of El Greco ( Dominikos Theotokopoulos ) a great Renaissance painter. Nice country side around the small museum, a very old Byzantine charch to admire its old frescos, see copies of El Crego`s paints on display. There is a cafe bar to enjoy a cold drink or coffee. Worth a visit.
Written 22 February 2023
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MariPap
Heraklion, Greece444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Quaint museum (exhibition) situated in the wilderness. Not suitable for persons with mobility issues due to rough terrain and uphill walking. entrance fee is 2,50 eur.
Written 2 January 2023
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grepat
Patras, Greece44 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Hardly a museum. Just a random exhibition of modern copies of some El Greco's paintings, in a renovated building believed that might have been his birthplace. Almost no information about El Greco's work. Not worth visiting, just a waste of time.
Written 19 August 2022
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italytravelers
Goettingen, Germany322 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I feel bad giving the museum a bad review. It is an exhibition of poor copies of paintings with little information about El Greco. It was small and didn't cost much to enter, so it was ok. It is good to support the local community.
Written 7 November 2021
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Dina B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We drove the treacherous road to Fodele for the Museum of El Greco and we were not disappointed. It is a small museum housed in what they believe was El Greco's birthplace and childhood home. The display is stunning and the location is peaceful beyond belief. There is a tiny byzantine church (Holy Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary) at the entrance way that was there when El Greco was born. Here you an see the influences of the byzantine icons in his art. The church is open on the weekends with a very knowledgeable guide from the office of antiquities who provided a fascinating history of the church and the iconography.
Written 8 September 2021
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Aburel
Bucharest, Romania2,514 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Very charming house on a remote location outside the village of Fodele. To reach the place don’t use google Maps (rather Waze) as you may experience a rough roudoudou going to nowhere. The museum is free, has a nice setting with the most important paintings in a very pleasant surrounding. Then, a freshly squeezed orange juice is what makes you feel even better at the nearby cafe with very nice staff. Don’t miss the little church across the street, unfortunately opened only during the weekend.
Written 14 July 2021
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Johan B
elst19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Museum del Greco in Toledo shows you the image of a painter who was ahead of his time! Unloved in his time but discovered around 1900 again. Reason: his colour, his paint strike, his technique. You want to see a fantastic painter ahead of his time, then visiting this museum is an absolute must! Other paintings are in the cathedral and the museum of fine arts of Toledo.
Written 28 October 2019
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Eyal Goldberg
Revadim, Israel36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We didnt go to the musuim but the village was very nice. there is an old tree at the center and wooden playground with 10 devices for small and young children.
Written 18 October 2019
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James G
38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
My artist wife was keen to visit this place. We had a beautiful walk in, and was greeted by a friendly lady who helped us with our child’s pram. The museum was peaceful and informative. Perhaps the interpretation could do with a little better flow. We enjoyed refreshments in an idillic courtyard adjacent to the building.
Written 23 April 2019
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M.V
Athens, Greece45 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We were travelling from Herakleion to visit the museum. We were walking about 1 km to find it because the road was closed due to a local festival. When we arrived at the museum a RUDE lady came out and told us "We are closed" and one minute before she had already let two girls to go inside. I asked her why she didn't let us go inside as we had only one minute distance with the other visitors and she answered me in a very rude way and only with her back. It's really sad that people like this work in our historical monuments...
Written 8 April 2019
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