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Palacio De Cristal

Parque Del Retiro, Madrid, Spain (Retiro)
+34 915 746 614
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Ranked #53 of 458 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings
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Swanley, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This Crystal Palace was an unexpected find when we discovered Retiro Park. It's extremely impressive set amongst the trees, lake and fountain. There is very little to stop for inside, although there are toilets, but you should take a quick look and appreciate the sheer scale of the building. Make sure you take a look at the terrapins in the... More

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

lovely part of the Retrio Park to visit. Its is about 5-7 mins walk from the rowing boat lake. Essentially it is like a big greenhouse with some rocking chairs. the architecture is lovely for some photos. Enroute from the rowing boat lake, there is a art gallery, Palacio de Velázquez which hosts regular art exhibitions.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It's cool to see what they have tried to do with the space. It's filled with rocking chairs and books for people to read. But it's a giant pretty greenhouse. If you're in the park, stop by but don't make it a major destination or you'll be disappointed.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 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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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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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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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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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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