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Palacio De Cristal

Parque Del Retiro, Madrid, Spain (Retiro)
+34 915 746 614
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Ranked #52 of 439 attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings
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Oslo, Norway
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
70 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
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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Uk
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Sydney
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Well presented building in Reitro Park. Must visit. Very clean and well maintained. Open daily from 10am. Mindful of school kids.

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Hazel Crest, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a beautiful building and should be seen as part of your visit to the Retiro. I personally did not find the interior to be particularly impressive and there is no real need to go inside.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

There was the most intriguing exhibition project of the whole city of Madrid - SPLENDIDE HOTEL by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, i.e. - a lot of rocking chairs... An orchid in the centre of the pavillion... And nothing else... For me it remains a mystery forever whatever the artist wanted to share with us...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

You cannot leave Madrid before visiting this beautiful palacio with the beautiful gardens around it! I simply fell in love... must go must see Located inside the Retiro Gardens , you cannot miss !

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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I prefer it from outside. Inside it was also ok-relaxing, chairs for taking some rest, lightful. But outside for me it was much greater: nice pool with trees in the water, rocks, green grass and lovely turtles trying to get to the shore and climbing and pushing one another and pumping back to the water:)

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

What a beautiful place to visit! The Palacio de Cristal was very quiet and a tidy place to visit. A must see if you are in Madrid.

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