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.