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Address: Parque Del Retiro | Paseo Republica de Cuba, 4, 28009 Madrid Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 915 74 66 14
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One Of A Kind

This is a definite must see either by itself or part of a walk in the Park del Retiro. The steel and glass building is so unique that it will take your breath away. Don't miss it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was nice to see, but personally. .. I wouldn't go out of my way if you are not planning on visiting the park (that it resides within). A true masterpiece, but within 10 minutes of viewing, we were finished. Enjoy.

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Bristol
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't get it!! Sit in silence to hear loud noises. Park was excellent but crystal building not for us!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a definite must see either by itself or part of a walk in the Park del Retiro. The steel and glass building is so unique that it will take your breath away. Don't miss it.

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Salida, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent over an hour strolling around the lake and through the Palace. This is a great spot for a picnic and photo shoot.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building is truly a piece of art in itself. . Absolutely amazing. The gardens surrounding it are beautifully laid out. . a unique experience. .

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't go visit the Palacio and stand inside and listen to the recording or just seeing it, then I would say don't go to Madrid.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden gem nestled withing the Parque Del Retiro, the Crystal Palace, gives visitors an opportunity to marvel at a piece of19th century Spanish architecture. It was originally built in 1887 as an exhibit for plants taken from the Philippines, which was then a colony of Spain. Today, it's been repurposed to be an auditorily stimulating attraction-- meaning that a... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cloudy day. So the light was not as good. I expected a Lot more but I enjoyed the open space and the way that the visitors were interacting. It's free so I must not complain

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the heart of the Retiro Park lies the pituresque Crystal Palace. The inside was being prepared for a exhibition at the time we visited. But it is free to walk around. When we walked around the outside of the lake we saw photographers and couples having their photos taken, There were ducks and swans on the water. It was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was amazed by this stunning structure, the frame and how it was predominately translucent, because it was mostly glazed! I loved it, unfortunately the inside was closed, so I only have a chance to admire it from the outside.

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