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Palacio De Cristal

Parque Del Retiro, Madrid, Spain (Retiro)
+34 915 746 614
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Ranked #52 of 481 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

If you visit the Parque de el Retiro then make sure you visit the Palacio de Cristal in the centre of the park. An amazing structure of glass now used as a function space but normally open to the public.

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Southfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The palace is made of glass. So pretty. Like a greenhouse with scenic views of the pond in front and the trees all around. Very hot inside so check out the open windows.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

An architecturally impressive structure inside the Retiro park. It's worth a quick stop as you explore the park. Very popular on weekends.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Its a beautiful place for a romantic evening. You simply enjoy its archetecture and the aura around it. One of the main sights inside Retiro Park indeed.

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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