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Parque Del Retiro | Paseo Republica de Cuba, 4, 28009 Madrid Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We walked in for free. It is a beautiful building and interesting art. Perfect lighting for great pictures.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lea S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice place, with a special atmosphere. There are periodical events and exhibits, some are very interesting and well-done.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank organante
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice cristal palace inside the retiro park. Wonderful scenes and views on a sunny day. Current exposition of invisible faces surprising and breathtaking.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank carlosmp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was built in 1887 and is predominately glass - a real sight and worth exploring Retiro Park to find. It also features some nice ceramic tiles around the brick base. Inside it was full of tourists and not much else.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate when we visited as there was an exhibition of Nairy Baghramian's Breathing Spell [Un Respiro] on display which was different but interesting, although not to everyone's taste judging by some of the comments. The Palacio de Cristal is in the lovely Parque...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

Situated in the Retiro park this landmark attracts many visitors since the end of the 19th century. The building itself is nice if you want to take some special pictures ... but... inside there isn't much to see right now (Febr.19), the name of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

A must visit in Madrid. It’s so beautiful and seeing it on a sunny day makes it even more beautiful. A fraction of the size of Crystal Palace in the Uk which it is based on, it’s worth seeing.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 01tw1969
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

What an amazing building of windows. If you love windows, this was made for you. Being ambivalent to these, I was bored out of my mind. The ducks outside are cool, and watching the people thinking it was an amazing place gave me a great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

The Palacio De Cristal is a glass structure located in Retiro Park, its a great to walk around and when I went there was an art exhibition inside. The palace offers great views of the park as well. Also there are free public toilets inside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JXXXR
Reviewed January 1, 2019

A walk through the parco del Retiro is not complete without a stop at the palacio de cristal. Once a greenhouse it is now used as an art gallery housing periodic exhibits.

Date of experience: December 2018
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jimd981
August 6, 2016|
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Response from Sheila M | Reviewed this property |
Free to get in and during the summer the Reina Sofia museum typically does free temporary art exhibits inside. To find the bathroom, go inside the building, walk all the way to the back - there are two staircases to go down... More
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Ashley L
November 11, 2015|
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Response from Roxana M | Reviewed this property |
Retiro Park and The Crystal Palace are free entrance. Inside the palace is nothing but a very modern exhibition. When I took a long walk through the park, I just wanted to enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful colours of... More
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