In the heart of Toledo sits the museum of Santa Cruz, one of the city’s most popular institutions for the performing arts, history, culture, and archeology. Located in its namesake is the former renaissance era Santa Clara hospital designed with a plateresque façade, a cloister and a palace staircase, the hospital founded by Cardinal Pedro González de Mendoza as both an orphanage and general hospital. The museum is split into three sections: Archeology; which has expositions of Roman, Visigothic, Moorish, and Mudejar periods of Spanish history, the fine arts; which holds collections of 16th-17th century paintings of which several are painted by El Greco, most notable “the assumption of the virgin,” traditional local arts and crafts are also featured.