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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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Great location well worth a visit

Located in a clearing among the tress, this huge glass structure is a visual delight. Opposite is a large lake bursting with Tortoises, great entertainment for young children.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Located in a clearing among the tress, this huge glass structure is a visual delight. Opposite is a large lake bursting with Tortoises, great entertainment for young children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful glass palace, traditional Spanish decorated tiles. It's really a must see in El Retiro Park. Don't miss the little lake and waterfall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Pretty glass and iron house near an artificial lake. This former greenhouse, inspired by London's Crystal Palace, is now used for art exhibits. When we were there, there were Morocan inspired couches, pillows and tapestries making a colorful tent that provided some respite from the sun.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's a nice building, a decent building... but you'd have to have led a pretty insular life to find this impressive. An elegant glass house is the best i can call it. Retiro Park is great and this adds to it, but it's not a destination in itself.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Definitely worth the visit. This was inside Retiro Park, in a peaceful area by a pond. During our visit, there was a very interesting display inside. Unfortunately, it was very hot, so we snapped some pictures and got out quickly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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

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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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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