|Date||Thursday, August 31th 2017|
|Venue||GALERIA DE CRISTAL – Palacio de Cibeles
Calle Montalbán 1, Metro: Banco de España, Línea 2
Galería de cristal
Located in city center, next to the famous Cibeles Square.
This large glass dome, irregular in shape, serves as a roof to the over 2,400 m2 of this new space which constitutes an intrinsic component of the Madrid City Council’s new headquarters.
It was part of the Retiro Royal Palace in the 17th century, and in the 19th century it housed a leisure garden. From 1904 to 1919, it was oµcially incorporated as a passageway and loading area for the Communications Palace which was designed by architects Palacios and Otamendi.
The gallery, which as undergone extensive work, is now part of the Madrid City Council’s headquarters and is used to host both institutional acts and celebratory events.