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How to see a bullfight in MadridHow to see flamenco in a tablao in MadridHow to enjoy the city view from the gallery of the Royal Palace in MadridHow to see the Changing of the Guard in MadridHow to dance on the roof of the Roof Bar in MadridHow to see the sunset on the observation deck of the Egyptian temple in MadridHow to see the procession of sheep through the city in Madrid27 things to doin Madrid
Elegant palace of glass, right in the middle of the Retiro Park, has been a must visit place for travelers to Madrid for 2000 years.
The Crystal Palace was built in 1887 to an exhibition of Philippine tropical plants. When the exhibition was over, this place was chosen by the nobility for holding social gatherings. The palace was surrounded by a lake with swans and cypress trees growing around it. The project architect Ricardo Velasquez Bosco was sure that in the future all houses will look like his Crystal Palace.
In the palace, as before, exhibitions are still held. The rest of the time, you can relax on the rocking chair under the glass dome, feed the swans and make a lot of vivid photos.
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Crystal Palace on the mapLocation: Paseo República de Cuba, 4, Madrid
11 a.m. - 8 p.m. (except Tuesday)
More places to visit in Madrid
Tartan Roof Restaurant
The restaurant on the roof of the Círculo de Bellas Artes with incredible views of Madrid and the excellent cuisine of different countries.15
Plaza de Cibeles
The bright and huge square of Madrid, it is surrounded by palaces that close from prying eyes the gorgeous fountain Cibeles.1
Combining baroque and neoclassicism, the gate in the Independence Square in Madrid has been one of the most beautiful sights of the city for a long time.4
Lighthouse of Moncloa
A notable TV tower is hundred meters high and provides the best views of the city from its observation deck.11
Located on the site of the former stables, the gardens are made in French style, and considered to be a decoration of the Royal Palace.14
Parque del Oeste
In Oeste Park, in front of the Plaza of Spain, you can ride a cable car, stroll among the roses and see the Egyptian temple that was built 4 centuries ago.10
Puerta del Sol
The central area of the city where is a zero kilometer, all roads of Madrid begin, and where is a symbol of the city - the bear with strawberry tree.18
In past it was a favorite place of aristocracy, now it is a favorite vacation spot of Madrid citizens, where you can have a picnic.3
Circulo de Bellas Artes
It is located on the main street of Madrid - Gran Via, this building is not very popular among traveler and not all inhabitants of Madrid are aware of its existence.12
The oldest restaurant in the world, where worked as a waiter Goya, and at one table wrote books Ernest Hemingway.13
Square of Spain
This is the main square of Madrid, the largest square in Spain and the place where the most beautiful buildings of the city are located.10
The Roof Bar
The bar is located at the top of the hotel Melia and is considered bohemian place where you can meet the "golden youth" of Madrid and find the coolest parties in town.18