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222 reviews of Palacio de Cristal

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.

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It’s really beautiful

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But either you like the exterior or you deal with it. The worst part is that it’s not rented for events.

Unique!

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If you visit The Retiro do not miss it

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A romantic place in the center of Madrid.

It is so like site to visit, so inspired.

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A place with love and history, a simple place with a lot.

Great

Inside the retiro park, must visit place

Excellent

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