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Crystal Palace in Madrid Spain

Palacio de Cristal - Madrid

Palacio de Cristal - Madrid

Crystal Palace or Palacio de Cristal in spanish, is a glass pavilion inspired by The Crystal Palace in London and designed in 1887 by Ricardo Velázquez Bosco.

Modeled on London's Crystal Palace of the 1850s, Madrid's greatest wrought-iron and glass-domed Industrial Revolution structure was launched just 30 years later to stage an exhibition of Philippine tropical plants. It stands in the heart of the Retiro Park, reflecting charismatically in a small lake inhabited by ducks, grey lag geese, and black swans, and forms one of Madrid's most enduring bucolic images.

 

The Crystal Palace, which was built in 5 months, is considered one of the best examples of architecture in iron and glass in Spain. This singular building is 54 metres long, 28 metres wide and 22.6 metres high at its highest part, and stands on a brickwork base decorated with a fine ceramic frieze.

Today exhibitions of modern art are regularly held inside the Crystal Palace, entrance is free!

Visit also our photo tour of the Parque del Retiro where is located the Crystal Palace.

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ERREUR DE TRADUCTION
NATH MADRID (7 Apr 2011 - 22:30)
Il y a eu une erreur de traduction, on dit en espagnol palacio de cristal et en français le palais de verre.
voilà

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Crystal Palace in Madrid Spain

Address : Paseo Duque de Fernán Núñez, s/n
City : Madrid - Spain
Area : Retiro
Opening hours : MAY TO SEPTEMBER: Monday-Saturday: 11am to 8pm. Sundays and public holidays: 11am to 6pm. OCTOBER TO APRIL: Monday-Saturday: 10am to 6pm. Sundays and public holidays: 10am to 4pm. CLOSED: Tuesday - 1 and 6 January - 1 and 15 May - 24, 25 and 31 December.
Prices : Free
Phone : + 91 574 66 14
Metro/Bus : Metro: Ibiza (Line 9) - Bus: 2-20-26-61

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ERREUR DE TRADUCTION
- NATH MADRID
(7 Apr 2011 - 22:30)
Il y a eu une erreur de traduction, on dit en espagnol palacio de cristal et en français le palais de verre.
voilà
Palacio de Cristal
- ev C
(18 Jan 2011 - 10:30)
love this place. really charming as well as the park around. Love Madrid
Love this monument and this park
- emma
(10 Dec 2010 - 13:45)
Very charming Palace, like a little "folie". I was used to go to this park to do my jogging and enjoying calm and sun last summer. A good break while visiting this great city of arts and fun. love all
Crystal Palace
- la
(27 Jan 2009 - 11:00)
Beautiful park and palace!!

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