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Palacio De Cristal

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Address: Parque Del Retiro | Paseo Republica de Cuba, 4, 28009 Madrid Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 915 746 614
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middle of the park

It's a small 'palace' in the middle of retiro park, in front of a small pond and fountain. Exhibits set up for a few months at a time inside the palace. Pretty :)

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's a small 'palace' in the middle of retiro park, in front of a small pond and fountain. Exhibits set up for a few months at a time inside the palace. Pretty :)

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this palace and it was nothing spectacular. Just a building made of glass with nothing in it. There is a small tent inside with mattresses and cushions for young children to play with. Avoid at all costs!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

the entire park of el retiro is beautiful and this crystal palace is amazing. It was very hot inside since it was a warm sunshiny day and the heat reflecting on the glass caused the temperature insde the palace to increase. Something growing in the park did not agree with me and caused my allergies to flare up. i recommend... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

At the moment the Palcio De Cristal is an empty shell with large Bedowin tent in the middle. Supposed to reflect the culture and living styles of royals from years gone by. Unfortunately it's just a hot house, a very spectacular one at that, with a lots of carpets and cushions for tourists to laze about on. Just Outside is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The whole park is really beautiful and the Crystal Palace is just a bonus. There was a nice free art exhibition inside when we went. The back side of the palace that fronts the small lake is just stunning.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Glass Palace is quit beautiful as is the pond/lake it overlooks! The pond is full of fish & ducks to entertain the young. We really enjoyed our walk through the park to

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It’s part of the Retiro Park, which is great, but there was nothing interesting to see inside when I went there. Besides, there was a lack of air. All you can get from the entrance stairs is a nice photo of the lake.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Palacio de Cristal is a glass and metal structure located in Madrid's Retiro Park. It was built in 1887 and The architect was Ricardo Velázquez Bosco. The Palacio de Cristal, in the shape of a Greek cross, is made almost entirely of glass set in an iron framework on a brick base, which is decorated with ceramics. Its cupola... More 

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Oregon City, OR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

When we arrived, the inside was guarded by two men in uniform but we aren't sure why. It was full of Arabian-style cushions, tapestries, and rugs. There was a purpose, according to our B & B hostess, but I can't remember. It was unbearably hot inside so we didn't stay.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Passed by this empty glasshouse on the way to the boating lake in the Parque del Retiro. Nearby lake with tortoises proved more interesting.

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