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Palacio De Cristal

Address: Parque Del Retiro, Madrid, Spain (Retiro)
Phone Number: +34 915 746 614
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Ranked #35 of 440 Attractions in Madrid
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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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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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Palacio de Cristal is an attractive glass structure and is located in Parque del Retiro. The palace was built in 1887 and designed by Ricardo Velázquez Bosco using the Palm House in Kew Gardens and Crystal Palace, London as inspiration for the design of the building. The palacio is pleasing to the eye and glistens in the sunlight and is... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The park this attraction is located in is HUGE! We had plenty of time, it was a beautiful day, but we did a lot of wandering trying to find this. The scenery here is beautiful. There was an art exhibition inside the structure so we unfortunately could not enter.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you go to Parque del Retiro try to go inside to walk just around the gardens. If you go a little inside ou will find the Cristal Palace. You can enter for free and, with luck (my case), you can have an exposicion inside. I loved to be inside, surrounded by glass, looking to the leaves and trees around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Palacio De Cristal is located within the magnificent Retiro Park, Madrid's premier park. The palacio was built in 1887 and was built to contain the Exhibition of the Philippine's exotic tropical fauna. Sadly, today it stands empty although I understand it can be hired out for special events. It is a shame it cannot be used for what it was... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Palacio de Cristal is probably the most beautiful part of the El Retiro Park. It was designed to host an exhibition in 1887 of the flora and fauna of the Philippines. It is a glass and metal structure. The architect was Ricardo Velázquez Bosco. There is a small pond beside it where one can look at ducks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Picturesque location with an interesting piece of art exhibition in the middle of the palace. Do bring some small pieces of bread to feed the ducks at the pond right in front of the entrance. Not sure if it is legal to do so but hey... Everyone was doing it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

First of all you just have to visit the retiro which is one of the most beautiful parks in the world.Walk its beautifully manicured paths and see the lake and breathtaking estanque monument.Youd be sorry if you missed this very pretty glass palace.

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