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Paseo de la Republica de Cuba 4 | Parque Del Retiro, 28009 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located by a pond in the middle of the Retiro Park in central Madrid, this building is an absolute gem and is well worthy of a little visit. You can go inside but it does not bring much. The best place to take it all...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank EricNJulia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the large and beautiful Retiro park.  The building is mostly glass windows with white frames and there is ceramic tiling on outside of ducks and flowers.  Inside there wasn’t much but it’s free to enter. There were a few sculptures all white, of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Melsy1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A walk around retiro park is an antidote to the bustle and noise of Madrid. The crystal palace emerged out of the trees and is an enchanting building - very photogenic! They have temporary at exhibitions in there, but the building and it's gorgeous seeing...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building itself is beautiful, and if you approach it from the rear, like we did, it looks surreal and out of place, off one of the many tracks through Retiro Park. There were several "street traders" outside the entrance, who all disappeared when either...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked through the park especially to find the Palacio De Cristal and it was really pleasant surprise! Lovely architecture and inside they had some sculptures. As you are coming out the front if you turn right and walk around the lake you will find...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly a must on a visit to the park. It is a beautiful structure with glass ceilings. Free entry is a plus, and the setting is gorgeous with a fountain, pond and serene views of the park. Highly recommend

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank EugenT43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The palacio looks like a jewel in the city park. The elegant architecture with simple composition impressed me the most. No matter from which perspective it looks always amazing!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building is just beautiful We loved the building and its grounds. A must for visitors to Madrid! Pro Tip: Wear bug spray.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mjp19751
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Built in 1887 this is a stunning construction and is located in the Retiro Parc. Extremely well maintained but sadly not put to any real use- i believethay the Reina Sofia gallery sometimes do exhibits here but this will presumably be in the cooler months....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

Retiro park is a great place to go to relax. The trees are beautiful. The air is clean. You can walk around the pond and look at the turtles

Date of experience: July 2019
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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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