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Casa de Campo, Madrid

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Originally enjoyed by Fernando VI as a royal hunting ground, is now the largest green space in Madrid, with extensive bike and walking trails, a zoo and aquarium, sports arena, amusement park, and cable car. In contrast to the manicured grounds of Retiro Park, this area grows wild and allows visitors to see Madrid's ecosystem in its natural state. Scout out a picnic spot in the sun-dappled forest, walk along creeks, and read up on the local plant and animal life on the informational plaques. Watch for the bright green monk parakeets that flit among the treetops. Young visitors will love the many play areas and the amusement park. Finish off your visit with a ride on the cable car, taking in bird's-eye views of the Temple of Debod, the Parque del Oeste Rose Garden, and the Royal Palace on your way back to the city station, which is near Metro Argüelles. Plan to visit Casa de Campo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Madrid attractions using our Madrid vacation route planner.
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  • Casa de Campo is the ideal place for a sunny walk, even in winter it's quite beautiful to stroll around the frozen lake. You should come prepared and enjoy a picnic. For the runners, is also a very ni...  more »
  • Can't fault the park for the weather, it was 100+ degrees when we went. However, it was essentially a massive acreage of trees that looked like they somehow were placed in the middle of a desert. We s...  more »
  • We saw th fountain from the Royal Palace and went out of curiosity . Well worth a good walk and enjoyed th cafes too  more »
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  • I really only flew over the top of this in the teleférico but would make a point of going here on a return trip to Madrid. It looked a great spot for a picnic /barbecue / stroll / bike ride. I was surprised to find this natural area so close to the city and accessible by such an enjoyable, cheap (€5,90 return), fast method.
  • The best park I've walked around in some time. Great for walking and cycling, the park is well maintained but rustic at the same time. Perfect for hiking around for a few hours but so close to the the city.
  • This park is great for biking. It is huge and has a lot of different trails with hills and nice scenery
  • Lovely open large park with lake. Great to relax. Good nudist spots, beware gay zones.
  • An excellent amusement park to spend a weekend afternoon Adivse: go early to avoid crowded installations. Try to go on a warmer day as you will get wet. There are also full body dryers for one to dry out in between rides.

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The Spanish capital is known for its array of distinct neighborhoods each with its own appeal. An affordable and easy-to-navigate metro system, which makes it is easy to get around Madrid gives you more flexibility in choosing where to stay. Perhaps the most popular choice is Puerta del Sol, the heart of the city center and one of the main tourist attractions with its numerous shops, affordable hotels, and restaurants. Close by is Gran Via street, one of the city's main arteries, which is also home to a number of hotels. A short walk from here is Plaza España where the city's most iconic landmarks lie, including the Royal Palace and the Teatro Royal. For somthing outside the traditional tourist areas, consider staying in La Latina or Malasaña, two bohemian neighborhoods that offer a wide range of eclectic shops, quaint cafes, and lively bars.
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