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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located near the glasshouse Palacio de Cristal, this museum has a beautiful front facade. When I was there about 7pm in June, weather was still hot and sunny. Entrance is free. Being air conditioned, it is a great break to cool myself. There are staff...More

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set within the park, the building exhibits art. While the current modern exhibit didn’t call to me, the space is enormous and certainly worth a stop if you were already in the park.

Thank Marco W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a really great exhibition at the minute although I have never heard of the artist but it doesn't matter as the art is absorbing and this is an amazing space to view it in.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Heard about Palacio de Velazquez before coming to Retiro Park. Unfortunately, I was disappointed as it's like another Palacio De Cristal. It has a beautiful building but it hasn't got much substance or quality inside. On the day I visited, they held a modern art...More

Thank Snowball23514
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This elegant building is in the middle of Retiro Park and holds temporary exhibitions. Admission is free during our visit.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Walking through the Parque del Retiro, we came across this old but impressive building. It seems to house art exhibitions so in we went. The art we saw would not be to everyone's taste, but it was good to wander around. Even more so when...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We stopped of here when walking through the park and there was a very cool funky exhibit by the Spanish artist Esther Ferrer which was pretty neat. She was actually there at the moment we were which made it even more special. Worth it.

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Like the Crystal Palacio give this one a miss too. Art..... chairs sitting in middle of floor. Half empty glasses of water... and then toy gun penises...... the mind boggles

Thank Geraldine S
Reviewed 11 February 2018

The building is OK, a large neoclassical, red-brick-and-tile building. Whether you like it or not will really depend on what exhibition is being shown. We saw the Esther Ferrer exhibit there (free entrance) and I can say I am glad I did not pay to...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Also in the Parque del Retiro is this Palacio des Velásquez. Beautiful architecture and I was surprised that this expo is free. I did not know this artist so it’s great to see her work. I love the piano painted with texts and words.

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
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