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Palacio de Velazquez, Madrid

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Palacio de Velázquez, or Velázquez Palace is an exhibition hall located in Buen Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain.Originally known as the Palacio de la Minería, it was built in 1881-3 for the Exposición Nacional de Minería by architect Ricardo Velázquez Bosco, engineer Alberto Palacio, and ceramist Daniel Zuloaga. It functions as an arts and crafts gallery and is listed as a Bien de Interés Cultural. The building's interior is viewable on Google Street View and it is part of the Google Art Project.GeographyPalacio de Velázquez is located in the Parque del Buen Retiro in Madrid's Jeronimos district. It occupies a central position in the park, between the large boating lake and the small lake next to the Palacio de Cristal. The Buen Retiro ("nice retreat") was originally a royal hunting ground converted into an exclusive royal park for Felipe IV's Buen Retiro Palace, which spread over 300acre. The palace was largely demolished after the Peninsular War, with only Casón del Buen Retiro (a ballroom) and Salón de Reinos (used as a throne room) still existing, and the park has been open to public since 1868.
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  • Passed by Palacio de Velazquez when I was at Retiro Park for a morning walk; the palace was closed then. 
  • When visiting the Palace of Velázquez in the retiro Park, the same was denied visits and could enjoy just outside, a keen historical building.
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  • Palace also features temporary exhibitions of the Reina Sofia. Don't walk too much, we take actually the toilet available (Unisex next door). But he is inside and beautiful on the outside.
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  • Part of Renia Sophia, Palacio de Valaquez showcases some interesting exhibits. Do pop by if you are in Retiro Park.
  • The Palacio de Velazquez itself, has nice architecture and décor with coloured tiles. It is one of many sites to see within the Buen Retiro Park. Although the contemporary art exhibition is another thing. I will say no more, you be the judge.
  • Great exhibit when we visited....lovely builying..
  • Part of the exhibition of Reina Sofia Center of Arts. Entrance is free here so if you're in Retiro park just drop by :)
  • Good place for local artists.
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