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Address: Parque Del Retiro | Paseo Republica de Cuba, 4, 28009 Madrid Madrid, Spain
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Go during winter! and towards sunset

Such a beautifully creepy place (I meant that in a positive way). I was in luck to be there while a solo saxophonist was busking outside. Just added to the overall... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a beautifully creepy place (I meant that in a positive way). I was in luck to be there while a solo saxophonist was busking outside. Just added to the overall hair-standing-on-my-arm and other parts NSFW. Seeing in during winter (twice) makes for an entirely different view. The bare trees (and snow, I was lucky I know) made the whole... More 

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Limassol District, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Astonishing and simple. Just visit it!Is inside Retiro park.no other words are needed.Is like an alive painting. No tickets are needed.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Exhibitions held inside. Outside the Palacio is white and a nice view for the eye. Overlooking the small lake with the boats. And the parque offer nice walking paths and many small places for a coffee.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was first used for the exhibition to honour the Philippine's flora and Fauna in the 1800s. Can't believe the structure is still sound and still a very beautiful art to take a pic with. So photogenic to shoot and everyone who sees a picture of it says that it's an amazing structure and will plan to go visit it... More 

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Szeged, Hungary
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The lights can be beautiful in the mid afternoon but otherwise it will not blow you away. It is pretty boring for a kid and you had to walk for quite a distance to reach it. When we'd been there the pond in front of the palace was quite filthy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst it might not blow you away as much as some of the things to do in Madrid, if you are in Retiro Park then you should go and see the Crystal Palace. Unfortunately I went on a somewhat rainy day but I can imagine the building is beautiful in the sunshine and the small lake with fountain in front... More 

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Thank Helen W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This isn't the most interesting building in the world, but a decent stop off in the park; the waterfall outside is cool.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We expected something more extravagant as the name suggests , it is just a glass building with some recorded sound effects, It was very cold and windy at the time we visited so it was agood breaking point in the park.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So I know this building is a lovely art installation. The architecture is gorgeous and the pond outside is lovely. It's a silent respite in a lovely park in the middle of a bustling city. It would be worth coming here even if you didn't desperately need a bathroom. But I am always looking for a nice toilet, and the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This old Crystal Palace might have been nice once, but today it is a sorry joke. The building is completely empty, filled in with a concrete floor and has fake bird sounds piped into the space. I found this to be a downright disturbing space! Do not go.

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