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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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On previous visits to the Retiro Park this 'hot house' was closed for public, a little disappointed but keeping its secret inside..... This time we were lucky: the Palace' doors... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Amman, Jordan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

As you're walking around... Enjoying the greenery and the beautiful scenery... You don't need to miss this beautiful place... In the heart of the park... Make it part of your visit

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Woerden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

On previous visits to the Retiro Park this 'hot house' was closed for public, a little disappointed but keeping its secret inside..... This time we were lucky: the Palace' doors were open and we could enter. Saying 'hot house ' and meaning a terrible hot house, with -at present- a tent- shaped event inside (Tuiza, by Federico Guzmán) making it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

After a very hot day walking around I decided to go check this place out inside Retiro Park. Disappointed! First of all it is NOT a palace by any means. Second nor is it Crystal! Basically it is a green house with a tent inside. If you want to take in a sauna then you will want to visit this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This cristal building is like in the movies, very impressive, its located on a park called El retiro that haves several and different spaces. But this one is the most beautiful building on it. They make some activities inside there all the time and its worthed to see, just like a fairy tales building. Ashtoning is the correct word, i... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

what a stunning building nestled in the centre of a gorgeous park. It is so pretty at all hours of day There are lakes around it full of gorgeous birds that look like black swans Often theres a jazz player close by so you can take a picnic and sit in the grounds of the cristal palace, Never too crowded... More 

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We reached the Crystal Palace right as the sun was setting, and it was very pretty in the evening light. Unfortunately, the building was completely empty during our visit as they were between exhibits so there wasn't anything to see inside. The pond in front of the palace is full of turtles, fish, and ducks, so we watched the turtles... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Under the sunlight, between the trees (like komorebi). The place has a good vibe. There was a little exhibition. Nothing else to see but it is worth being inside. Ps there is toilet downstairs.

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The cristal palace is situated in Madrid Retiro park . The building is smaller version of the cristal palace in London. Amazing art piece was being exhibit at the moment of my visit. Beautiful gardens and ponds surrounding it. I think the building is beautiful and cute in it s own way. A beautiful garden to stroll in Madrid, and... More 

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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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