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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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Beautiful glass house used today for art exhibitions, in the Parque dej Retiro

This cross-shaped glass and metal structure is located in the Parque del Retiro, behind the Museo del Prado. It was built for an exhibition of flora and fauna from the Philippines... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

On our trip to Spain, we visited Madrid, Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Barcelona. Madrid was our least favorite site of all. However, a highlight was certainly Buen Retiro Park and the Palacio de Cristal. For those visiting Madrid, Buen Retiro Park and the Palacio de Cristal are recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful building to discover while strolling around the Retiro Park. The Palacio de Cristal is constructed entirely of glass and iron frames, decorated with ceramics and stands on a brick base. Built in 1887 as greenhouse to exhibit flora and fauna from the Spanish colony of the Philippines. It stands by an artificial lake where ducks and other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a rather small glass housenbut it is really nice . Its another interesting thing to see in the magnificent park of el retiro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Beautiful and stunning little crystal palace in the heart of Retiro Park. Not much to see inside unless they have an exhibit, but the fountains, the people,and the entertainment around it is lovely

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very hot inside! Beautiful building, lovely architecture. Pond with terapins outside Nice seating area inside if you can stand the heat

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We wanted to see this lovely glass building on a pond in the park. It had an exhibit we wandered through. Neat, but not spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This cross-shaped glass and metal structure is located in the Parque del Retiro, behind the Museo del Prado. It was built for an exhibition of flora and fauna from the Philippines in 1887. The architecture was influenced by the Kew Gardens Palm House, next to London. It is now used for art exhibits. It is beautifully lighted at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

You may be mislead by term 'palace'. It is glass building for overwintering of tropical plants. Best of informal buildings in Retiro park, with turtle pond

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Beautifull place to Walk Md have a drink. You could See a wonderful Park and great place to See in the center of Madrid, near restaurants and a Walk near Velázquez street

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I was there in 2004 with a group of students from Collège Montmorency Laval QC. We went to Salamanca to learn Spanish for almost a month... This cristal castle was one of the most impressive thing I ever visited. Situated in the El Retiro Parque on a pond. Back then the pond had black swans in it. We had the... More 

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Address: Address: Parque Del Retiro | Paseo Republica de Cuba, 4, 28009 Madrid Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 915 746 614
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Retiro

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