Zoo Aquarium of Madrid
The Zoo Aquarium of Madrid is a fantastic day out, with great value for all the family or for couples. Situated in the casa de Campo area of Madrid, right next door to the giant fun and amusement park, (Parque de atracciones), and just 2 kilometers from the Plaza de España.
With an entire array of beautiful, exotic, as well as many rare birds and animals, you will enjoy seeing some of the immense fascinations of nature at it's very best, full of color, with an impressive collection including Pandas, lions, tigers, elephants and all the animals you would expect to see in a zoo, to the rarest birds of prey and fish, as well as dolphins and sharks.
On arrival: The Zoo Aquarium of Madrid, as with all zoos, has ample parking space, you will be able to park very easily, there are parking attendants to help you, there is a nominal cost, but this is voluntary and you are not made to feel obliged to pay.
Tip: It's is a good idea to take sandwiches along with you for a picnic, although there are four good restaurants strategically placed throughout the zoo at reasonable prices, the restaurants can get fairly busy with a queue at times, keep in mind, that the Spanish usually do not go for lunch until about 2:00pm – 3:00pm or later, so you are sure be served much quicker if you go for lunch around 12:00 – 1:00pm.
Zoo Aquarium of Madrid
As you go through the main entrance ask for a map of the zoo, with which you can see all of the zones and quickly go to the animals you would most like to see, as you cross the small bridge to begin your sight-seeing in the zoo you will be stopped for the customary family or couples photo, you will, at the end of your visit, get a chance to see the photo and, if you like it, you can buy for around 10 Euros, again there is absolutely no pressure on you to buy anything.
It is a good idea to plan your walk around the zoo, keeping in mind the times for the events and shows such as the exhibition of Raptors, flights of exotic birds, exhibition of Sea Lions and the incredible exhibition of Dolphins, an absolute must see exhibition. The exhibitions last for around 30 minutes each, you will find though that you will wish they lasted longer, such is the standard of the exhibitions, they are very professionally run, with choreographed events inline to emotionally charged music, all-round a terrific day out.
You can also walk through the massive sea area of the zoo being surrounded as you walk through by all kinds of sea life including turtles and sharks, a truly incredible and tranquil experience. The Zoo Aquarium of Madrid is perfect for any day in any kind of weather, with plenty to see for all the family, it's a chance to see choreographed events of the highest quality and standards, easy to get to from Madrid by car, bus or metro.
Under 3's (Free)
Zoo Aquarium of Madrid, Casa De Campo, 28011 Madrid
Metro - Casa de Campo (Line, 5) or (Dark Blue Line, 10)
Telephone - 902 345 014