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Madrid Parks & Wildlife

The parks in Madrid are varied and prove to be quite useful when you simply want to go for a stroll, or want to sit and observe the locals walking by. There is no shortage of activities or of things to do.

Madrid has a large number of natural, man-made and very well-designed parks all throughout the city, all of which have complete uniqueness from their wildlife to their natural landscape and even to the vegetation in each park. Visitors can walk by most of the public parks, check out the local wildlife, enjoy the scenery and even experience a river or a lake adorning the natural parks.

Buen Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
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Buen Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

The Buen Retiro Park (Spanish: Parque del Retiro) is the largest park in Madrid city and is located no far from the Prado Museum. The park is also known as the 'Park of the Pleasant Retreat' and is home to a variety of monuments, sculptures, galleries. It also hosts various events like concerts, book fairs, puppet shows, fireworks etc. throughout the year. The peaceful lake inside the park complex makes it a popular attraction to visit.

Address: Plaza de la Independencia, 7, 28001 Madrid, Spain.

Caprice Park (Parque de El Capricho)
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Caprice Park (Parque de El Capricho)

The Caprice Park (Spanish: Parque de El Capricho) was created by María Josefa Pimentel, Duchess of Osuna. The park is naturally landscaped in eighteenth-century style with some English influence. The park also has a lake and even a well-designed garden maze. This park is one of the beautiful parks in Madrid and is designated a jardín histórico (a Spanish historic garden).

Address: Paseo de la Alameda de Osuna, 25, 28042 Madrid, Spain.

Faunia
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Faunia

Faunia formerly known as Parque Biológico de Madrid was renamed in 2002 as 'Faunia'. It was named by the philologist and writer, Fernando Beltránand and is a zoo and botanical garden which covers about 14 square hectares of land area. It has different ecosystems representing the African forest, jungle and even polar regions. It is also home to more than 4000 animals including Sea lions and various exotic pets.

Address: Av. Comunidades, 28, 28032 Madrid, Spain.
Tel.: +34 911 54 74 82

Juan Carlos I Park (Parque Juan Carlos I)
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Juan Carlos I Park (Parque Juan Carlos I)

Juan Carlos I Park (Spanish: Parque Juan Carlos I) is the main municipal park in Madrid city and has an astounding area of over 160 hectares. The park was named after King Juan Carlos I and contains many sculptures all over, an auditorium and an activity centre. Aside from the stunning landscape; mainly the olive grove, the Music MetroRock festival is also often played here.

Address: Glorieta Sar Don Juan de Borbon y Battermberg, 5, 28042 Madrid, Spain.

Casa de Campo
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Casa de Campo

Casa de Campo is located in Moncloa-Aravaca district in the western part of Madrid city and essentially means a ‘Country house’. This 1722 hectares park was once a hunting estate and has lush greenery including a large lake. Parque de Atracciones and Zoo Aquarium de Madrid are located inside this park, and families are often seen spending weekends for a picnic or a walk.

Address: Paseo Puerta del Angel, 1, 28011 Madrid, Spain.

Sabatini Gardens (Jardines de Sabatini)
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Sabatini Gardens (Jardines de Sabatini)

Sabatini Gardens (Spanish: Jardines de Sabatini) is also known as Jardines de Sabatini and is named in honour of the well known Italian architect Francesco Sabatini, the Sabatini Gardens are a part of the Royal Palace in Madrid city. The gardens were built in the 1930s, and the stunning landscape of the garden area provides the perfect backdrop for the famous tourist attraction of the city.

Address: Calle de Bailén, 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain.

Western Park (Parque del Oeste)
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Western Park (Parque del Oeste)

Western Park (Spanish: Parque del Oeste) is situated in the district of Moncloa. It initially occupied a landfill in the city, and over the years by the Mayors efforts today, it has flourished into a well-designed park, complete with green landscapes, fountains, walkways and flowers shrubs. It also has a famous site dubbed ‘The Rose’ which is held every year.

Address: Paseo de Moret, 2, 28008 Madrid, Spain.

Siete Tetas Park (Parque de las Siete Tetas)
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Siete Tetas Park (Parque de las Siete Tetas)

Siete Tetas Park (Spanish: Parque de las Siete Tetas) also known as Cerro del Tío Pío is located in Puente de Vallecas in the district of Numancia. The name originated because of the shape of the hills resembling two mounds of the female body and is the ideal location for anyone who wants to grab a superb view of the sunset and check out the entire view of the city.

Address: Calle de Benjamín Palencia, 1, 28038 Madrid, Spain.

Madrid River Park (Parque Madrid Río)
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Madrid River Park (Parque Madrid Río)

Madrid River Park (Spanish: Parque Madrid Río) is a well known cultural spot in Madrid city. The park sits on the bank of the river Manzanares and has over 17 play areas using sustainable materials and each zone dedicated to children of a particular age and skill. There is also the Puente del Rey, where the Spanish football team celebrated South Africa World Cup victory in 2010.

Address: Paseo de la Ermita del Santo, 14, 16, 28011 Madrid, Spain.

Madrid Zoo Aquarium (Zoo Aquarium de Madrid)
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid

Madrid Zoo Aquarium (Zoo Aquarium de Madrid)

Located in Casa de Campo in Madrid city, the Madrid Zoo Aquarium (Spanish: Zoo Aquarium de Madrid) is a popular visiting spot for families. The 200-hectare zoo and aquarium first opened in 1770 and is the largest zoo in Spain. It is also one of the few zoos in the world that have giant pandas. Aside from the zoo and aquarium, the complex also has a petting zoo, a dolphin exhibit and an aviary.

Address: Casa de Campo, s/n, 28011 Madrid, Spain.

Parque de Atracciones
Parque de Atracciones

Parque de Atracciones

Parque de Atracciones opened up in 1969, is the third oldest operating amusement park in Madrid city. The 20-hectare area of the park is divided into four different zones - Zona Tranquilidad, Zona del Maquinismo, Zona de la Naturaleza and Nickelodeonland all with different attractions and themes along with souvenir shops and restaurants for spending the day with your families.

Address: Casa de Campo, s/n, 28011 Madrid, Spain.

Manzanares Park (Parque del Manzanares)
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Manzanares Park (Parque del Manzanares)

Manzanares Park (Spanish: Parque del Manzanares) is named after the Manzanares river flowing through the 650 Ha. area of the park for about 15km. The first part of the park opened in 2003, and the rest is under construction. It is located in the south of Madrid city and has an amphitheatre, beautifully kept natural vegetation and even several football, basketball and handball fields to keep the public coming regularly.

Address: 28021 Madrid, Spain.

Parque Warner
Parque Warner

Parque Warner

Parque Warner is a theme park located in the San Martín de la Vega municipality, about 23km southeast of Madrid city. Aside from the various theme rides and roller coaster rides, much of the park is based on themes from movies like Looney Tunes and DC Comics characters. There are plenty of rides all over the park which have directly been taken from Warner Bros. movies and are a sure hit among the kids.

Address: M-506, 28330 San Martín de la Vega, Madrid, Spain.

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