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Palacio De Cristal

#54 of 1,382 things to do in Madrid
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Neighborhood: Retiro
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Address: Parque Del Retiro, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 915 746 614
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Beautiful Space in a Beautiful Park

We stumbled upon this little treasure on our last day in Madrid. It is a beautifully constructed building that takes you back to a much simpler time, lazy sunday strolls through... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Naples, Italy
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Naples, Italy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this little treasure on our last day in Madrid. It is a beautifully constructed building that takes you back to a much simpler time, lazy sunday strolls through the park!

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Be'er Sheva, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

I don't think you need to make a special effort to see this, it's quite plain. There were a lot of people when we were there, but the exibition is plain and ordinary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I've been there in my short visited to Madrid and I must say this is one of the best places to be. I really enjoy it and had a nice time with my friends there. Really great place specially if it's on a sunny day. A must see when you travel there.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beautiful on sunny day. It was nice to relax on wooden rocking chair while observing the defraction of light on the crystal walls. This place is the main reason why I got back to Madrid after 10 years! And it's FREE

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You have a palace with walls made of glass in middle of park's forest and near a small lake with swans and ducks in it. That is the most fairytale it can get. A true place for finding peace and relaxation. You just can't imagine that there is a town just couple hundred meters from you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The shape of palace is very good .... also the location beside the fountain on the lake and the waterfall .... this car inside the palace with the sleeping lady made of wax and her puppets is very nice also .... I think it's a place deserves to see

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The "Palacio de Cristal" was for me a pleasant surprise, I was not fully aware of the existence of this particular building, I would not know how to call it .. Nestled in the lush vegetation of the Parque del Retiro, bordered by a fairy pond inhabited by a large family of turtles. A stay here is like being in... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Go to the park and make sure you find this palace. It's stunning!! The surroundings are beautiful too. Sometimes they have exhibitions inside, in our case there was and exhibition from reina sofia museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I can't believe this has a trip advisor page, this building is empty inside!! Beautiful in the park it is located in, but its empty inside.

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Porto, Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The building has a beautifull construction, all made of glass. The surroundings are perfect for an afternoon walk.

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