About the Museum
The Palacio de Cristal in the Retiro Park is one of the finest examples of iron architecture in Madrid. The metal and glass structure was built in 1887 for the Philippines Exhibition of that year.
Designed by Ricardo Velázquez Bosco, the project was inspired by Paxton’s Crystal Palace. It was originally planned as a gigantic greenhouse to contain tropical plants but today it is used for contemporary art exhibitions organised through the Reina Sofia Museum.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons: Håkan Svensson (Xauxa)