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.
Palacio 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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  • I really loved the opportunity to see an exhibition of paintings and it was wonderful. I recommend them
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  • Today I will not give time to the wonder that is this palace located within the Retiro Park, but to a free exhibition that is in this place and that I consider unmissable. I am referring to an exhibition called Self-Portrait of Another, by Tetsuya Ishida, which unfortunately ended on September 8. Rarely have I seen, in modern art, greater transmission of emotions and sensations than those of this painter. It's a shame i've gone so late to have recommended it to you before, but I leave pictures of the A Couple of His Paintings so you can enjoy some of his work.
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  • Beautifully lit space for showcasing art at its finest. A great way to unwind.
  • If you're an artist or you like art I believe it will be a good idea to go
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