In the mid-fifties, the collector and painter Fernando Zóbel arrives in Spain and is fascinated with the young generation of abstract artists practically ignored in the country. Convinced of the great importance of these figures, he begins to collect his works and to mature the idea of exposing them at a national and international level.
The Toledo Project was born, a city initially considered by Zobel to be the ideal place to locate his collection, until a young forestry engineer, who dreamed of dedicating himself exclusively to art, proposed transferring the collection to his city, Cuenca. "Basin? And what I have lost to me in Cuenca? "- answered Zóbel.