Palacio De Cristal

Parque Del Retiro, Madrid


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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    10:00 - 22:00

  • Mon

    10:00 - 22:00

  • Tue

    10:00 - 22:00

  • Wed

    10:00 - 22:00

  • Thu

    10:00 - 22:00

  • Fri

    10:00 - 22:00

  • Sat

    10:00 - 22:00

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  • Ying Hau

    - 21 August 2018 -

    Lovely glass building - beautiful from the inside and out. In front of the Palace is a lovely pond with ducks, swans and terrapins. Many people sit on the steps on the water's edge to feed them and also pick up the surfacing terrapins. There are free toilets are in the Palace basement.

  • Salvatore Caruso

    - 13 August 2018 -

    The Palace itself it's beautiful but there's nothing more inside so it's worth just to look from the outside. The scenario is wonderful thanks to the little lake in front of it with swans and turtles. Suggested!

  • Ran Gun

    - 08 August 2018 -

    Amazing greenhouse modelled on London's Crystal Palace. Worth a visit and it's free. during hot weather of course you can get really really warm inside.

  • jesse rodriguez

    - 17 July 2018 -

    Good place to visit. It’s free to get in. There is a bathroom downstairs. It is actually not that hot inside palace. They have windows open. Lots of great photos taken.

  • Tommy Nguyen

    - 22 June 2018 -

    Cool glass building. There wasn't an art exhibit when we were there, but it was interesting to see it empty. The pond outside is also very nice. There were many turtles floating and swimming in it, and a couple of black swans as well. There were even some turtles chilling on a little platform outside of the water to get heat from the sun. Overall, very nice.

  • Bruce Scott

    - 20 June 2018 -

    An incredible iron and glass structure/facility that sits within Retiro Park. One of the largest structures of its kind you can walk around a view the iron work along with amazing time work. Often there are exhibitions of various sorts within. Ponds and gardens surround the structure providing an excellent setting to relax.. picnic.

  • Tania T.

    - 27 May 2018 -

    Beautiful historic building in the middle of Retiro Park, now used as an exhibition venue for large scale sculptural work and installations. It’s a challenging space that pushes contemporary artists to make their best work. The exhibits never cease to amaze. Associated with Reina Sofia Museum.

  • maggie baruch

    - 17 May 2018 -

    Currently closed for renovations but still worth the visit to see the impressive Cristal palace and all the scenery around it. It looks like something straight out of a romantic fairy tale. Bring your best camera! Worth walking around as well to see the little bridges over rivers and some ducks etc. Definitely take the short walk to the man-made lake where you can rent a paddle boat. Gave four stars simply because it was a pity we could not see the inside. hope this was helpful.

  • Monika Bijeikytė

    - 07 May 2018 -

    Probably the most gorgeous place in all Madrid. Must-see! The pond near to it is also fantastic. Lots of turtles swimming in it. So peaceful and relaxing.

  • Calin Alexander

    - 01 April 2018 -

    Beautiful, quiet, relaxing, and serene place. There is a guard at the entrance who makes sure all the patrons keep quiet which is very welcome. The gardens and pond around the castle have a beautiful assortment of wildlife and walking paths. Turtles are plentiful along with huge ducks and birds. Inside the castle they have cute rocking chairs with books tied to them each containing an assortment of popular stories in multiple languages. On a sunny day this is a perfect place to find inner peace.

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