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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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Pretty building in a nice park

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I've been there in my short visited to Madrid and I must say this is one of the best places to be. I really enjoy it and had a nice time with my friends there. Really great place specially if it's on a sunny day. A must see when you travel there.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beautiful on sunny day. It was nice to relax on wooden rocking chair while observing the defraction of light on the crystal walls. This place is the main reason why I got back to Madrid after 10 years! And it's FREE

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You have a palace with walls made of glass in middle of park's forest and near a small lake with swans and ducks in it. That is the most fairytale it can get. A true place for finding peace and relaxation. You just can't imagine that there is a town just couple hundred meters from you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The shape of palace is very good .... also the location beside the fountain on the lake and the waterfall .... this car inside the palace with the sleeping lady made of wax and her puppets is very nice also .... I think it's a place deserves to see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The "Palacio de Cristal" was for me a pleasant surprise, I was not fully aware of the existence of this particular building, I would not know how to call it .. Nestled in the lush vegetation of the Parque del Retiro, bordered by a fairy pond inhabited by a large family of turtles. A stay here is like being in... More 

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