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Retiro park’s crystal palace

I’m not the only one who thinks the Crystal Palace in Madrid’s grand Parque del Retiro is the most beautiful place in the city.

This little nook in the Retiro is one of the most popular places for visitors of the park, both tourists and madrileños alike. It is perfect for a stroll or simply for sitting down and taking in all the surrounding beauty.

A pond surrounded by lush trees and a powerful water fountain lays in the center. There’s a small cave on one side, but the Crystal Palace is the main attraction. It was built by the architect Ricardo González Bosco.

It was built in 1887, as one of the pavilions for the Philippian Island Exposition, with the purpose of being a greenhouse for a variety of plants and flowers from the then Spanish colony. It was built following the architectural tendencies of the time, combining iron and glass.

Today, the Crystal Palace building is one of the branches of the Reina Sofía Art Museum. When you venture inside, you’ll be surprised by the seasonal exhibitions that are sure to wow you.

To fully enjoy the Crystal Palace, I recommend that you take advantage of the natural morning light. Make sure to sit on the stairway overlooking the calm pond and take a moment to reflect upon the tranquility that offers a breath of fresh air from the surrounding hustle and bustle of the Spanish capital.
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Josiah mcelheny (boston, mass., 1966)...

Josiah McElheny (Boston, Mass., 1966), is one of the most important American artists of recent years. His work has been exhibited at MOMA, in the Art Institute of Chicago or the Whitney Museum Biennial 2000. Expert melt the thought and matter in its spectacular pieces, his work can be seen Five Universes inside the Crystal Palace of Madrid's Retiro park. Five universes (Island Universe) is a sculpture made of chromed aluminum and blown glass. Hanging from the roof of the palace, each piece consists of a sphere of radius departing different lengths topped by lights or glass spheres associated in clusters called clusters. The effect on the visitor is like walking through a hail of mirrors mulplican the beautiful surroundings. The mixture between Retiro trees and different crystals is uniquely beautiful.

Josiah McElheny (Boston, Massachussets, 1966), es uno de los artistas norteamericanos más importantes de los últimos años. Su obra ha sido expuesta en el MOMA, en el Instituto de Arte de Chicago o en la bienal del Whitney Museum de 2000.

Experto en fundir el pensamiento y la materia en sus espectaculares piezas, su obra Cinco Universos se puede contemplar dentro del Palacio de Cristal del parque del Retiro de Madrid.

Cinco universos (Island Universe) es una pieza escultórica realizada con aluminio cromado y vidrio soplado. Colgadas de los techos del palacio, cada pieza está formada por una esfera de la que parten radios de diferentes longitudes rematados por luces o esferas de cristal asociadas en racimos llamados clusters.

El efecto que produce en el visitante es parecido a caminar en medio de una lluvia de espejos que mulplican la belleza del entorno. La mezcla entre los árboles centenarios del Retiro y los diferentes cristales es de una belleza única.
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The Crystal Palace is my favorite corner of the Retirement ... whenever I go to the park (highly recommended for anyone who does not know Madrid), I spend some time here. I remember at a young age, and my parents took the pictures of the wedding, I saw on the album ... remember how we were going and we fed bread crumbs to the swans, which certainly is not the last time I saw them. Instead, I see a colony of turtles, I guess those people are buying on a whim and just leaving there. Returning to my recollections, because it is a place that evokes good times ... The palace itself is very nice. As the name suggests, all glass, light and reflections of trees and people inside and outside are confused, as you approach, has something magical. It has always been used as a place of exhibitions of artists: sculptures, paintings. One of my mother's sisters stated there will about 30 years. Perhaps one of the few constants in this great city. The pond in front there is also magical with the trees that grow in water, enormous, and arranged in a triangle ... The romantic staircase that takes you to the very edge of the water where my brothers when we were little and I approached, romped, like so many kids do now. It has always been a quiet corner, with not many people, but last Saturday I went camera in hand, and what was my surprise I met with a barrage of people at this point. I do not know if it was the weather, or that the place has "appreciated", or that it was a Saturday afternoon, or rather all together. Well, I did not like too much, so I recommend you go one business day, if possible. The charm of the place it deserves!

El rincón de los buenos recuerdos

El Palacio de Cristal es mi rincón favorito de El Retiro... siempre que voy a este parque (muy recomendable para quien no conozca Madrid), me paso por aquí un rato.
Lo recuerdo desde muy pequeña, ya mis padres se hicieron aquí las fotos de la boda, que yo veía en el álbum... recuerdo cómo íbamos y dábamos de comer migas de pan a los cisnes, que por cierto esta última vez no les he visto. En cambio, veo que hay una colonia de tortugas, supongo que ésas que la gente se compra por capricho y acaba dejando allí.
Volviendo a mis evocaciones, porque es un lugar que te evoca buenos momentos... el Palacio en sí es muy bonito. Como su nombre indica, todo de cristal, la luz y los reflejos de los árboles y la gente que está dentro y fuera se confunden, según te acercas, tiene algo mágico.
Siempre se ha utilizado como lugar de exposiciones de artistas: esculturas, pinturas. Una de las hermanas de mi madre expuso allí, hará unos 30 años. Quizá una de las pocas constantes de esta gran ciudad.
El estanque que hay enfrente es también mágico, con esos árboles que crecen en el agua, enormes, y dispuestos en triángulo... La escalinata romántica que te lleva al mismo borde de dicho agua, donde cuando éramos pequeños mis hermanos y yo nos acercábamos, jugueteábamos, igual que ahora hacen otros tantos niños.
Siempre ha sido un rincón tranquilo, con no demasiada gente, pero el sábado pasado me acerqué cámara en mano, y cuál fue mi sorpresa que me encontré con un aluvión de gente en este punto. No sé si era el buen tiempo, o que el lugar se ha "revalorizado", o que era un sábado por la tarde, o más bien todo junto. Bueno, no me gustó demasiado, así que os recomiendo que vayáis un día laboral, si es posible. El encanto del lugar lo merece!!
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The crystal palace retiro was built i...

The Crystal Palace Retiro was built in 1887, with the goal of being used as a greenhouse for an exhibition of Filipino origin plants. It is a work of art in iron, and is now used as a temporary exhibition hall. It's in one of the most charming places of retreat, with lake, ducks and swans, and her little grotto.

El Palacio de Cristal del Retiro fue construido en 1887, con el objetivo de ser usado como invernadero para una exposición de plantas de origen filipino. Es una obra de arte en hierro, y ahora se utiliza como sala de exposiciones temporales.

Está en uno de los lugares de más encanto del Retiro, con el lago, los patos y los cisnes, y su pequeña gruta artificial.
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Crystal palace - madrid

The Crystal Palace is one of the attractions of the Retiro Park in Madrid that stands out for sure for its beauty. A building made of iron and glass that makes any time of day makes it spectacular, because the light always passes through the palace became the place beyond beautiful too romantic. In its initial project was built as a greenhouse to house a temporary exhibition in 1887 with exotic plants and flowers of the Philippine Islands, who was then Spanish colony. But it was very well received by the population, even when dealing with a more modern work for the final time that ended up in the park. The architect was responsible for creating Ricardo Velázquez Bosco and the palace is across an artificial lake with swans, geese and ducks. Both in summer and in winter the place where the palace is is very beautiful, surrounded by cypress and chestnut trees. The design inspiration was the Crystal Palace in London, in the form of a Greek cross, and in just five months the palace stood ready. Today the building belongs to the Ministry of Culture and is used for contemporary art exhibitions at Centro de Arte Reina Sofia National Museum. To learn more visit the blog ' http://www.aquelelugar.com.br'

Palácio de cristal - madri

O Palácio de Cristal é uma das atrações do Parque do Retiro em Madri que mais se destaca, com certeza por sua beleza. Uma construção feita de ferro e vidro que faz com que qualquer hora do dia torne ela espetacular, pois a luz sempre passa através do palácio tornado o lugar além de belo também romântico.
Em seu projeto inicial foi construído como uma estufa para abrigar uma exposição temporária em 1887 de plantas e flores exóticas das Ilhas Filipinas, que na época era colônia Espanhola. Mas foi muito bem recebida pela população, mesmo se tratando de uma obra mais moderna para a época que acabou ficando definitiva no parque.
O arquiteto responsável pela criação foi Ricardo Velázquez Bosco e o palácio fica em frente um lago artificial com cisnes, gansos e patos. Tanto no verão como no inverno o lugar em que o palácio está é muito bonito, rodeado de árvores ciprestes e castanheiros.
A inspiração do projeto foi o Cristal Palace de Londres, em forma de cruz grega e em apenas 5 meses o palácio se encontrava pronto.
Hoje o prédio pertence ao Ministério da Cultura e é usada para exposições de arte contemporânea realizadas pelo Museu Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

Para saber mais visite o blog ' http://www.aquelelugar.com.br'
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Crystal palace

If the expansive Retiro Park is full of centers of interest, more or less lost between the rows of trees and other vegetation, the one that really worth a visit is the Crystal Palace, el "Palacio de Cristal" installed heart of the Park during the colonial exhibition of 1887. Directed by Ricardo Velázquez Bosco, and inspired by the Crystal Palace in London, the Palace, as the name suggests, is composed entirely of glass and metal that make up its frame. The building is beautiful, especially on sunny days: the rays enter and reverberate, projettant moving shadows and other arcs in the sky. If the Palace is also now open to the public, it has long served emissions for the royal gardens. Today, the palace is an annex of the Museum of Contemporary Art Reina Sofia: it climbs several ephemeral exhibitions per year, sometimes specially devised to suit arondies forms of the palace, sometimes without special bond with him and in all cases, it is always a surprise to discover the amazing new artist who has taken possession of the place. A great work, airy and air, not to be missed during a walk in the most beautiful park in the capital!

Le palais de cristal

Si l'immense Parc du Retiro regorge de pôles d'intérêts, tous plus ou moins perdus entre les allées d'arbres et autre végétation, celui qui mérite vraiment le détour est le Palais de Cristal, el "Palacio de Cristal", installé au coeur du Parc à l'occasion de l'exposition coloniale de 1887. Réalisé par Ricardo Velasquez Bosco, et inspiré du Crystal Palace de Londres, le Palais, comme son nom l'indique, est composé exclusivement de verre et de métal, qui composent son armature. La bâtisse est magnifique, surtout les jours de grand soleil: les rayons y entrent et se révèrbérent, projettant ombres mouvantes et autres arcs-en-ciel. Si le Palais est lui aussi désormais ouvert au public, il a longtemps servi de serre pour les jardins royaux. Aujourd'hui, le Palais est une annexe du musée d'art contemporain de la Reina Sofia: il s'y monte plusieurs expositions éphémères par an, parfois spécialement imaginées pour s'adapter aux formes arondies du palais, parfois sans lien particulier avec lui; dans tous les cas, c'est toujours une étonnante surprise de découvrir le nouvel artiste qui a pris possession du l'endroit. Une oeuvre grandiose, aérée et aérienne, à ne surtout pas manquer lors d'une promenade dans le plus beau parc de la capitale!
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Within the immeasurable beauty of the...

Within the immeasurable beauty of the interior of the Crystal Palace in the Retiro Park, we have a garden that Pierre Huyghe has harmonized to try to associate themselves with the festivities and celebrations around the world, and according the expected flourish all while some day. Seated on plastic chairs placed vulgar expressly by Huyghe and with shadows and lights that produce the sun and clouds to transfer the glass dome of the palace windows and the feeling of harmony is abosoluta, especially in a given journal where influx of public is scarce. Pierre Huyghe was born in Paris in 1962 gradundose superiror in 1985 in National School of Decorative Arts in the same city. Lives and works in Nuva York.

Dentro de la inconmensurable belleza del interior de Palacio de Cristal del Parque de el Retiro, nos encontramos con un jardín que Pierre Huyghe ha armonizado para tratar de asociar las mismas con las festividades y celebraciones de todo el mundo, y que según el espera florezcan todas a la vez algún día.

Sentados en sillas vulgares de plástico puestas expresamente por Huyghe y con las sombras y luces que producen el sol y las nubes al traspasar el vidrio de la cúpula y ventanas del palacio la sensació de armonía es abosoluta, sobre todo en un día de diario donde la afluencia de público es escasa.

Pierre Huyghe nació en París en 1962 graduándose en 1985 en la Escuela Nacional Superiror de Artes Decorativas de la misma ciudad. Vive y trabaja en Nuva York.
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The crystal palace is, without doubt,...

The Crystal Palace is, without doubt, one of my favorite places in Madrid. They have the magic of hiding places, beautiful, restrained and pure lines that shades and look along the day. Depending on whether it is illuminated by the sun or the moon, we can discover various palaces, differnt corners, all in one. The iron and glass mixture is smooth. If we add to all this its location in a small pond shore, making perfect mirror, we have a lovely place in the heart of Madrid. Conceived as a greenhouse-stove that served pavilion to house a large sample of exotic plants brought from the Philippines, while still a Spanish colony. The palace today houses a range of activities and exposicones that increase, if possible, its beauty.

El Palacio de Cristal es, sin dudarlo, uno de mis lugares preferidos de Madrid. Tienen esa magia de los lugares escondidos, bellos, sin estridencias y de líneas puras, que cambia de tonalidad y de aspecto a lo largo del día. Dependiendo de si es iluminado por el sol o por la luna, podemos descubrir diferentes palacios, difernetes rincones, todo en uno.

La mezcla de hierro y cristal es armoniosa. Si le sumamos a todo ello su ubicación en una orilla del pequeño estanque, que hace de perfecto espejo, ya tenemos un lugar encantador en pleno centro de Madrid.

Concebido como un invernadero-estufa que sirvió de pabellón para albergar una gran muestra de plantas exóticas traídas de Filipinas, cuando aún era colonia española.

El palacio alberga hoy en día toda una serie de actividades y exposicones que aumentan, si cabe, su belleza.
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Built in 1887 and designed by ricardo...

Built in 1887 and designed by Ricardo Velázquez this building in glass and metal is placed within the Retiro Park in Madrid. It has a Greek cross plan and an entrance porch with metal ion orders with a curved glass cover due to the collaboration with Alberto de Palacio. Located across the pond inside the park that was built to serve as a greenhouse for exotic plants and flowers, and now houses temporary exhibitions of the National Museum Reina Sofia. It 'a perfect blend of art, nature and architettuta.

Costruito nel 1887 su progetto di Ricardo Velàzquez questo edificio in cristallo e metallo si colloca all'interno del Parco del Retiro di Madrid.
Presenta una pianta a croce greca e un portico d'ingresso in metallo con ordini ionici, con una copertura in vetro incurvato dovuta alla collaborazione con Alberto de Palacio.
Situato di fronte al laghetto interno al parco questo edificio fu costruito per fungere da serra per piante e fiori esotici, ed ospita oggi mostre temporanee del museo nazionale di Reina Sofia.
E' un mix perfetto fra arte, natura e architettuta.
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It is an extraordinarily beautiful pa...

It is an extraordinarily beautiful palace created in its majority with the material that gives CRISTAL name, ah who can take these photos in moments solar refraction and allow us to see colors of light, which enlarges its importance, space normally used as an exhibition of sculpture, allows us to admire great works in its full context while sunlight. Your environment is privileged with a pond in front of the main door and although I have focused photographs to the colors must say that has a portico with columns fabulous and worth a must getaway. I hope you like greetings

Es un palacio extraordinariamente bello creado en su mayoría con el material que le da nombre CRISTAL , de ahí que puedan hacerse estas fotografías en momentos de refracción solar y nos permiten ver los colores de la luz, con lo cual agranda su importancia, el espacio se utiliza normalmente como sala de exposiciones de escultura, nos permite admirar grandes obras en todo su contexto y a la vez luz solar.
Su entorno es privilegiado con un estanque delante de la puerta principal y aunque yo he enfocado las fotografías hacia los colores hay que decir que tiene un pórtico con columnas fabuloso y digno de una obligada escapadita.
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It is a building made entirely of met...

It is a building made entirely of metal and glass and was built in 1887 by Ricardo Velázquez Bosco for the Exhibition of the Philippines. It has almost 25 meters high and is built at the foot of an artificial lake. Currently hosts temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. In the lake, at the foot of the Crystal Palace (there is a staircase that plunges into it), you can find several copies of the bald cypress, with the particularity that have their roots and some submerged log. The building is surrounded by large Buckeyes. It's a busy place especially on weekends.

Es una edificación realizada íntegramente en metal y cristal y fue construida en 1887 por Ricardo Velázquez Bosco para la Exposición de las Filipinas. Tiene casi 25 metros de altura y esta construido a los pies de un lago artificial.

En la actualidad acoge exposiciones temporales de arte contemporáneo. En el lago, a los pies del Palacio de Cristal (existe una escalera que se sumerge dentro de él), se pueden encontrar varios ejemplares del Ciprés de los pantanos, con la particularidad que tienen sus raíces y parte del tronco sumergido.

El edificio está rodeado de grandes Castaños de Indias. Es un lugar muy concurrido sobre todo los fines de semana.
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Nestled in the vast retiro park, a va...

Nestled in the vast Retiro Park, a vast 118 acres, the Crystal Palace (Palacio de Cristal), also called the Candy is one of the main buildings of the park and deserves a visit. Built in the late nineteenth century, it is impressive in its size, its beautiful proportions, the mix of materials (iron and glass), and owes its name to the many windows which surmount the building and where the reflections of the beam can be seen the sun. This palace so surprising and pleasant, especially the small lake and surrounding gardens are very cute and give the visitor a nice sense of calm and peace.

Niché au cœur de l'immense parc du Retiro, vaste de 118 hectares, le Palais de Cristal (Palacio de Cristal), aussi baptisé la Bonbonnière, est l'un des principaux bâtiments du parc et mérite donc un petit détour. Construit à la fin du XIXème siècle, il est impressionnant de par sa taille, ses jolies proportions, son mélange de matériaux (fer et verre), et doit son nom aux nombreuses verrières qui surmontent le bâtiment et dans lesquelles on aperçoit les reflets du rayon du soleil. Ce palais surprend donc, et agréablement, d'autant plus que le lac et les petits jardins qui l'entourent sont très mignons et apportent au visiteur une sensation bien agréable de calme et d'apaisement.
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Wonderful!

It located in the Parque del Retiro, the Crystal Palace a spectacular structure that can not fail to enchant the eye of the beholder. If already from outside wonderful, even more incredible enter. The walls, completely glass trasparante, provide a view of the sky and the trees that are around and dominate the structure. The palace was built in 1887 on the occasion of the exhibition of the Philippine Islands and designed by the architect Ricardo Velázquez Bosco. Unmissable!

Meraviglioso!

Situato all'interno del Parco Del Retiro, il Palazzo di Cristallo è una struttura spettacolare che non può non incantare gli occhi di chi lo guarda.
Se già da fuori è meraviglioso, ancor più incredibile è entrarvi.
Le pareti, completamente di vetro trasparante, permettono la vista del cielo e delle fronde degli alberi che stanno intorno e sovrastano la struttura.
Il palazzo fu costruito nel 1887 in occasione della Esposizione delle isole Filippine e realizzato dall'architetto Ricardo Velázquez Bosco.
Imperdibile!
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Retiro park is one of my favorite pla...

Retiro Park is one of my favorite places to walk and get away from the daily grind. This past January, after the snow that was in Madrid, I could not resist the temptation to see the corners that hold their gardens from a stranger to me: snow Retiro, an unforgettable experience, something like traveling back in time and rediscover black and white. Retiro Park is one of my favorite places to walk and get away from the daily grind. This past January, after the snow that was in Madrid, I could not resist the temptation to see the corners that hold their gardens from a stranger to me: snow Retiro, an unforgettable experience, something like traveling back in time and rediscover black and white.

El Parque del Retiro es uno de mis lugares favoritos para pasear y desconectar de la rutina diaria. El pasado mes de enero, tras la nevada que hubo en Madrid, no pude resistir la tentación de contemplar los rincones que encierran sus jardines desde una perspectiva desconocida para mi: El Retiro nevado, una experiencia inolvidable, algo similar a viajar al pasado y redescubrirlo en blanco y negro.

El Parque del Retiro es uno de mis lugares favoritos para pasear y desconectar de la rutina diaria. El pasado mes de enero, tras la nevada que hubo en Madrid, no pude resistir la tentación de contemplar los rincones que encierran sus jardines desde una perspectiva desconocida para mi: El Retiro nevado, una experiencia inolvidable, algo similar a viajar al pasado y redescubrirlo en blanco y negro.
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Raised on the occasion of the exhibit...

Raised on the occasion of the exhibition of the Philippine Islands in an attempt to show the rest of Europe the greatness of Spain, inspired by the Crystal Palace, Paxton. Currently there are exhibitions of contemporary art, but due to the temporary nature of these exposures, their maintenance requires a large amount of money.

Levantado con motivo de la Exposición de las Islas Filipinas en un intento por demostrar al resto de Europa la grandeza de España, inspirado en el Crystal Palace, de Paxton.
En la actualidad se realizan exposiciones de arte contemporáneo, pero debido al carácter temporal de estas exposiciones, su mantenimiento requiere de una gran cantidad de dinero.
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