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Palacio De Cristal

Parque Del Retiro, Madrid, Spain (Retiro)
+34 915 746 614
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Ranked #52 of 439 attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings
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Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A great place to visit while exploring Retiro Park. A very impressive structure built. Really romantic and fascinating place. I highly recommend Palacio De Cristal.

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Hollviken, Sweden
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I agree that everyone can have different opinion, so here is mine - I wanted do bad to go here! So there I was, in front, interesting place... So I got in and I just stod there in silence. But hey, it was not because of the beauty, but because there were 2-3 toys like Teddy bears just hanging from... More

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Montreal, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Worth a visit if you walk in the park but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this attraction. It's extremely hot inside. One very good aspect of this attraction is that the bathrooms are clean.

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Oslo, Norway
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Extraordinary beautiful building in all over glass, really amazing. Walk inside and feel the atmosphere of silence and beauty. Next to a small lake With fountain in Retiro Park.

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Very pretty building, good for photo ops but not for a long stay. A bit stuffy on the inside, there are chairs inside if you wish to stay and read (some chairs have books tied to them).

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Almere, The Netherlands
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Palacio de Christal is located in the centre of Retiro Park, next to a small lake. It is an impressive structure completely made of glass in an iron framework in the shape of a Greek cross. It is built on a brick base which is decorated with ceramics. This impressive glass palace was built in 1887 and designed by the... More

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Uk
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely loved this place, in the heart of Retiro Park. There were rocking chairs inside that you could chill out on. Outside was a pond with ducks and terrapins. You could even sit on the steps next to the pond and people were stroking the animals. It was very sweet.

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Sydney
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Well presented building in Reitro Park. Must visit. Very clean and well maintained. Open daily from 10am. Mindful of school kids.

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Hazel Crest, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a beautiful building and should be seen as part of your visit to the Retiro. I personally did not find the interior to be particularly impressive and there is no real need to go inside.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

There was the most intriguing exhibition project of the whole city of Madrid - SPLENDIDE HOTEL by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, i.e. - a lot of rocking chairs... An orchid in the centre of the pavillion... And nothing else... For me it remains a mystery forever whatever the artist wanted to share with us...

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