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Buen Retiro Park, 28009 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

I visited the Palacio de Velázquez during an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Tetsuya Ishida. Much of the work seems to focus around the de-humanising automation of modern work (because breaking you back working in a field was better?). I loved the way the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful building in Retiro Park. Always temporary very contemporary art exhibitions. When walking in Retiro Park this is an ideal place to visit and enjoy moderm art. Free entrance.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

We stumbled upon Palacio Velazquez during a stroll through El Retiro park and took the opportunity to visit the Tetsuya Ishida exhibition inside. Lucky for me, as I found it one of the most intriguing of the current exhibitions of Museo Nacional Reina Sofia. This...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

I discovered this beautiful building while wandering in Retiro Park. I assume it is the site of traveling exhibitions. Works by the late Japanese artist Tetsuya Ishida are there now through 8 September. I was not familiar with his weirdly dystopian but super interesting style....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

The Palacio de Velazquez is located in el Parque de Retiros. It is a beautiful museum with an interesting architecture. The tiles used on the outside are beautiful and typical of this region. There are a variety of exhibits that are scheduled to be in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

This is a great exhibition space which is also beautiful on the outside. The current exhibition by Schmidt is very complex and thought provoking but beautifully curated.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Located near the glasshouse Palacio de Cristal, this museum has a beautiful front facade. When I was there about 7pm in June, weather was still hot and sunny. Entrance is free. Being air conditioned, it is a great break to cool myself. There are staff...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Set within the park, the building exhibits art. While the current modern exhibit didn’t call to me, the space is enormous and certainly worth a stop if you were already in the park.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

There is a really great exhibition at the minute although I have never heard of the artist but it doesn't matter as the art is absorbing and this is an amazing space to view it in.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Heard about Palacio de Velazquez before coming to Retiro Park. Unfortunately, I was disappointed as it's like another Palacio De Cristal. It has a beautiful building but it hasn't got much substance or quality inside. On the day I visited, they held a modern art...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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