El Greco museum, located in the city of Toledo (Spain), contains works of Mannerist painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos, born in Crete, but who produced most of his work in the city of Toledo. The institution was opened in 1911 as a house museum to collect works of the artist (during long time not very popular), and to reflect how he lived.
The museum was built on the foundations of an old house and a Renaissance palace in the sixth century in the Jewish Quarter of Toledo. It is located very close to the place where the artist lived, but not exactly on the same site. The real home of the painter was destroyed by fire. The current museum building dates from the early twentieth century and was erected at the initiative of the Marquis de la Vega Valle-Inclan - an early advocate of the Greco's art recovery, which was ignored by the academic sphere.