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Palacio de Cristal, Madrid

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very beautiful and stately building, which together with a walk in the park where complete a nice visit.
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  • After touring the Retiro Park which is already beautiful, reach the Palace is beautiful. Very neat, with very nice views
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  • Within the huge retirement is the pond, rose garden, etc but there is no building that represents more withdrawal than the glass building. Is of a beauty simply impressive. It gives great peace. You have to see it. Inside it is usually a vacuum with exhibitions but it doesn't impress as much as far
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  • It is a nice architectonic experience to be inside a transparent building surrounded by a lake and the forest. It's a beautiful spot. Furthermore, it has art expositions of the reina Sofia's museum.
  • beautiful place inside retiro park. Definitely check it out if youre in the park! Its free!
  • Nestled in the park, this is worth a look. But I wouldn't prioritise it if you are only in Madrid for a short time
  • It is beautiful to be inside the glass palace and observe the beautiful surrounding landscape. The fountain with ducks and swans, trees and grasslands ... a must.
  • Fantastic place to visit. Fine architecture and nice contemporary exhibition.
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