Palacio de Cristal

Avenida de Cuba
Parque del Retiro
Madrid ES 28009 Spain
+34 915 74 66 14


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Architect: Ricardo Velázquez Bosco
Year Built: 1887

from Wikipedia:
''Palacio de Cristal, "Crystal Palace" is a glass palace located in Madrid's Buen Retiro Park. It was built in 1887 to exhibit flora and fauna from the Philippines. It is 22 m (72 ft) high and is currently used for art exhibits. It was built within 4 months which is relatively quick for its era.

The Palacio de Cristal, in the shape of a Greek cross, is made almost entirely of glass set in an iron framework on a brick base, which is decorated with ceramics. Its domed roofs makes the structure over 22 metres high.''

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