We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
194
All photos (194)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good43%
  • Average30%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“nice building”(3 reviews)
“retiro park”(7 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
88°
60°
Jul
87°
60°
Aug
78°
53°
Sep
Contact
Buen Retiro Park, 28009 Madrid, Spain
Website
+34 917 74 10 00
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Madrid
from $29.70
More Info
from $71.40
More Info
from $92.80
More Info
from $17.70
More Info
Reviews (124)
Filter reviews
38 results
Traveler rating
6
13
15
2
2
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
6
13
15
2
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsnice buildingcontemporary artretiro parkbeautiful architectureexhibition hallfree entrancecrystal palaceferrervaltererhardfabricstructureneoclassicalpaintings
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Snowball23514
Reviewed June 1, 2018

This elegant building is in the middle of Retiro Park and holds temporary exhibitions. Admission is free during our visit.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Walking through the Parque del Retiro, we came across this old but impressive building. It seems to house art exhibitions so in we went. The art we saw would not be to everyone's taste, but it was good to wander around. Even more so when...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed March 2, 2018

We stopped of here when walking through the park and there was a very cool funky exhibit by the Spanish artist Esther Ferrer which was pretty neat. She was actually there at the moment we were which made it even more special. Worth it.

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Like the Crystal Palacio give this one a miss too. Art..... chairs sitting in middle of floor. Half empty glasses of water... and then toy gun penises...... the mind boggles

Thank Geraldine S
Reviewed February 11, 2018

The building is OK, a large neoclassical, red-brick-and-tile building. Whether you like it or not will really depend on what exhibition is being shown. We saw the Esther Ferrer exhibit there (free entrance) and I can say I am glad I did not pay to...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

Also in the Parque del Retiro is this Palacio des Velásquez. Beautiful architecture and I was surprised that this expo is free. I did not know this artist so it’s great to see her work. I love the piano painted with texts and words.

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

The exhibition at the moment is by Esther Ferrer and has a number of focusses the main ones being the artist's aging naked body and face and rather bizarrely sequences and patterns made by prime numbers. Some of the art is interactive and at least...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic building currently being used as a modern art gallery , personally I found the building to be more impressive than the contents, the Griffons either side of the entrance are wonderful as is the brickwork and structure

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Nothing to get excited about. The building is a leftover relic from the past with little architectural value. I respect the artist but her work just doesn't contain that bit of humour to tilt the bearable lightness of being to a higher level.

Thank Peter D
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Palacio de Velazquez staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines