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Palacio de Cristal, Madrid

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Architectural Building
Palacio de Cristal originally served as a greenhouse for exotic plants, but now houses art exhibits sponsored by the Reina Sofia. Built entirely of iron and glass, it reaches 22 m (72 ft) at its highest. Watch ducks and geese swim in pond next to the structure and walk around the pond to get views of the palace from a distance. Bring a picnic and rest in the grass in the surrounding park. Make Palacio de Cristal a centerpiece of your Madrid vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Madrid tour planner.
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  • It is a castle all glazing where there are exhibitions super free recommended if these wandering removal.
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  • The Palace is beautiful to see a little far, but becomes worse when you approach. It is reached by a very loud metal ramp. Inside, nothing if not speakers broadcasting the noise, not even music. While we go to Retiro to the quiet, it's stupid to go hear dissonant noise. We stay a minute and get out quickly, too bad!
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  • Lovely building to look at an there are often interesting exhibits to see and it is a cool place to escape to when wandering around and enjoying Retiro Park.  more »
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  • So beautiful! I didn't get to go inside this time but it is worth to check out from outside as well.
  • Pretty building to check out if you're in the park, but such a waste to be used for weird exhibits. Won't it be interesting if they can rent it out for an event or parties? Just saying. IG 📷: thearchitectdraws
  • Nice glass building with surprisingly clean windows. Inside there was a very small exhibition of weird modern art "apparently" and old devices, like typewriters and such. Right in front of the palacio you can find stairs leading right into the small lake with a fountain and some turtles. Must see if you are in Retiro.
  • Worth visiting just to view the architecture based on glass. An xray vision of the building. ;) Nice walk in the park.
  • The Crystal Palace is such a beautiful structure. I've been here a dozen of times and there is always something new inside. My favorite time to go is in the evening when the shadows are long and the colors are subtle.