Palacio de Cristal

Exhibition venue managed by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Paseo República de Cuba, 4

The Palacio de Cristal is one of the two exhibition venues of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Located in the middle of the Parque de El Retiro of Madrid, the Palace was originally conceived as greenhouse for the “Exposición de Flora de las Islas Filipinas” (1887): designed by the architect Ricardo Velázquez Bosco, the structure of the Palace is made by iron and large crystal surfaces. Since 1990, the Palacio de Cristal hosts projects and installations by contemporary artists.


Opening Hours:
April – September: 10am – 10pm
October: 10am – 7pm
November – March: 10am – 6pm

Contacts & Details
T: (+34) 91 774 1000
W: Palacio de Cristal

Paseo República de Cuba, 4

Past Exhibitions
Lothar Baumgarten: The ship is going under, the ice is breaking through
The work of Lothar Baumgarten questions Western ways of thought and representation as well as the perception...
03 Nov 2016 - 16 Apr 2017
Palacio de Cristal
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