Palacio De Cristal, Madrid

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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. Put Palacio De Cristal at the forefront of your travel plans using our Madrid trip itinerary builder tool.
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  • I've no idea why there's a glass house there before I look into the history. Anyway, It's quite fun to enter a glass house as it's my first time.. It was summer back then, sunlight shines into the...  more »
  • This is a glass house in the Retiro Park. It is used as an exhibition hall during special events. Looks beautiful from the outside.  more »
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  • It's a big attrium like structure with art installations inside it. It's a good place to chill. There is a small pond with a beautiful fountain in the center. There are lots of turtles and ducks. A cute hangout place. Definitely a place to visit when you are in Madrid
  • Very pretty and had an impressive temporary display of sculptures inside during our visit. Also, free to visit, which is nice. Requires a good stroll through the park to find it.
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