Palacio De Cristal, Madrid

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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. Put Palacio De Cristal at the forefront of your travel plans using our Madrid trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • Excellent location in the Retiro park! Great for photos! The entrance is free which is important as well!  more »
  • In the Retiro Park during a stroll, just discovered in the middle of the Park. I had to get in line. Looked at from the outside, around. I'd also had a chance.
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  • In the midst of all the nature of the withdrawal, it is impressive to see the Palace. Walking and safe and very well with family, couple and children.
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  • 10/3/2017 around 12 pm on Tuesday noon. A nice building and realy stand out from far away. It was unfortunate timing for me that, I was unable to enter the building because they are setting for an art exhibition.
  • 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 📷: thearchitectshoots
  • Beautiful potential for this space, but it was very sad that it is not well maintained and the inside left much to be desired. It was completely empty with the exception of a few single coloured panes of glass hanging in the air (if it was meant to be an art piece, there was no explanation) - as my stepfather pointed out, "if it is meant to be an art piece this is not very good!". This is a place with a lot of potential but unfortunately it is not there quite yet. There is a lovely pond in-front where you can watch ducks and turtles exist in harmony.
  • I love this place. Olny been twice, but both times the art shows have been fresh without stealing focus from the beauty of the building. I am also in love with the turtles in the pond outside.
  • Very nice looking place in the middle of the park. The only set back is that there isn't much to do there other that just stare. Would. Definitely enjoy a Concert there due to its sound capabilities.

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