Palacio De Cristal
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Neighbourhood: Retiro
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  • Ibiza • 9 min walk
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada3,872 contributions
Oct 2022
This striking cast iron and glass palace built in 1887 was modelled after London’s Crystal Palace at Hyde Park. Owned by the Reina Sofia Museum, it is used primarily for temporary exhibitions. It was free to enter but when we went a little underwhelming inside - empty, except for mirrors that let you see the ceiling and mist being sprayed throughout? I think it's best seen when there's exhibitions inside...
Written 26 November 2022
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Nayeli Vazquez
Frankfurt, Germany205 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Beautiful construction and the area surrounding it was super chill and enjoyable. The only downside is that apart from admire the building there is not much to do.
Written 22 November 2022
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JRMADA
United States2,974 contributions
Nov 2022
This is a very nice structure in Parque del Retiro. The lake in front of it makes it even better. Saw a couple of black swans on the lake which is a first for us (never seen black swans before). It is just an empty glass structure, so not much to see inside, but the exterior and the surroundings produce amazing photos. We went in the Fall, but I can imagine how beautiful it is in Spring.
Written 13 November 2022
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Carlo d
Farmington Hills, MI318 contributions
Oct 2022
Entry was free, however a line to get in. At this time there was an exhibition (Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz) with smoke and mirrors.
Written 8 November 2022
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Jydeoo
Lagos, Nigeria2,278 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Beautiful and beautifully set with a small pond with a fountain and ducks just beside it. It was a good find for me, in one of my wanderings around Retiro park.
Written 9 October 2022
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Lorrick G
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Perfect stop. While walking through the Parque del Buen Retiro we saw the glass building and decided to stop by. The palace photographs great and is a must-see when in Madrid.
Written 12 September 2022
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Jacqui F
London, UK213 contributions
Jul 2022
When we were there, a temporary art installation had been set up in the Crystal Palace, which was enjoyable to look around. It isn’t as sweltering inside the glasshouse as you might imagine, but the real treat is walking around the outside. The glasshouse is lovely to look at, with perfect proportions, designed by Ricardo Velázquez Bosco, who also created the Velázquez Palace, a few minutes walk away. The pond in front is home to big, bold fish, who don’t mind swimming close to the surface so you can get a close look, and cute little terrapins. When we were there, two excellent buskers were brightening up the whole scene with their music. Amid the noise and bustle of Madrid, this is a quiet and pleasant place to spend some time.
Written 28 August 2022
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Paula S
5 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Nice place, in the middle of the park. Great place for pictures but that’s about it, it takes just a few minutes to see it. The only thing in the summer is that it’s a bit too hot inside
Written 20 August 2022
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stevenenhilde
Antwerp, Belgium979 contributions
Jul 2022
Palacio de cristal is a nice building in the parque del buen retiro. Just steel and glass and a small exhibition. Must see.
Written 22 July 2022
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Ody Macêdo
Dublin, Ireland94 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Most beautiful park in Madrid! Just amazing 😍 I’m the early morning is empty and has amazing light for photos! The Palace is just one place in the park full of nice things to do!
Written 6 July 2022
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