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Palacio De Cristal

Parque Del Retiro | Paseo Republica de Cuba, 4, 28009 Madrid Madrid, Spain
+34 915 74 66 14
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“retiro park” (212 reviews)
“crystal palace” (121 reviews)
“glass building” (26 reviews)
LOCATION
Parque Del Retiro | Paseo Republica de Cuba, 4, 28009 Madrid Madrid, Spain
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"retiro park"
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"crystal palace"
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"glass building"
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"beautiful glass"
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"beautiful building"
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in 13 reviews
"black swans"
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"small lake"
in 26 reviews
"art exhibits"
in 14 reviews
"fairy tale"
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"sunny day"
in 22 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"structure"
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Reviewed today

This building in Retiro is impressive and deserves a short look. I visited in the late evening as the sun was setting behind the trees, and was reflecting off all the glass in beautiful ways. I'd previously seen pictures of the building with different exhibits...More

Thank Emma B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This glasshouse is the top attraction within Retiro Park. The entire complex looks like a fairy tale palace. Simply beautiful and charming. Entry is free. Some staff were there to enforce no selfie stick rule. There are toilet facilities at the basement. Just outside is...More

Thank LG_Kay
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are already in the Park Retiro, it is worthwhile to stop by the Crystal Palace, although you will only need a few minutes. The structure is impressive from the outside and nothing special on the inside.

Thank JoeKemchi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to walk around. Palace looks nice from the outside. Didn't go inside though due to the long queue waiting. Beautiful lake opposite with some turtles also. A good opportunity to relax.

Thank Georgia A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large historical glass house, this is currently exhibiting a modest glass art show. It’s free to get in and most will spend five or 10 minutes. The structure is interesting with similarities to like buildings in Paris and London. It could use a bit...More

Thank Marco W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful building with great architecture. It fits perfectly with the park's unique atmosphere.

Thank Christianaprvl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The structure is beautiful though very hot inside of course so that will put some people off. The current exhibition consists of a few pieces of glass in loose tubular forms dotted about in a meaningless way. Great building so come for that.

Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Resembling a giant greenhouse, this metal-and-glass structure was actually built, in the late 19th century, with the purpose of housing an exhibition of tropical flowers from the Philippines. It is indeed a beautiful structure, worth a visit on its own but with several attractions deserving...More

Thank Chiew_Pang
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it looks nice in the middle of the retiro park but I think it is overrated. The building is only a glass building and empty from the inside. If you are going to the park visit it but don’t go for it if you...More

Thank Khaled Z
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I loved visiting the Palacio De Cristal- I really felt like I was in a fairytale. The gardens surrounding are all beautiful and you can take your time wander around - I recommend visiting!

Thank Leanne M
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Jim D
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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