Palacio de Cristal
Palacio de Velázquez
Between the lake and the Palacio de Cristal, the sober 1883 Palacio de Velázquez is used for temporary exhibitions organised by the...
Jardín de los Planteles
Occupying much of the southwestern corner of the park is the Jardín de los Planteles, one of the least-visited sections of El Retiro,...
On the southern end of the lake, the odd structure decorated with sphinxes is the Fuente Egipcia: legend has it that an enormous fortune...
Palacio de Cristal information
Hidden among the trees south of Parque del Buen Retiro's lake is the Palacio de Cristal, a magnificent metal-and-glass structure that is arguably El Retiro’s most beautiful architectural monument. Art and photo exhibitions are sometimes held here.