Nature Attractions in Madrid

You don't have to leave the comforts of civilization behind to experience Spain's more natural side - the bustling metropolis of Madrid actually conceals a number of wide open spaces, green areas, and opportunities for some close encounters with wildlife.

Our top pick, the Casa de Campo, is Madrid's best bet for a day away from it all. The Casa de Campo is a vast recreation area better known for its boating lake and amusement park, but it has several hundred acres of wild areas where you can picnic, hike, and simply enjoy nature.

Our second pick, the biological theme park Faunia, is a hit with the kids. From ecosystems as varied as the jungle and the Arctic, there are many different animal and wildlife species on view. It's like a zoo, but there's more interactivity and technology. Also, at certain times of the year they have special programs, like the opportunity to swim with sea lions.

For gardening fans or those in search of a leafy refuge, El Real Jardín Botánico is a must. Spain's former royal botanical garden is open to the public and full of plants, flowers, fruit trees, and herbs. The greenhouses also contain tropical species. Naturally, the garden is more spectacular in spring and summer.

For another look at some wildlife, the Zoo Aquarium de Madrid is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Keep an eye out for the dolphins, tropical fish, and a whole lot of poisonous snakes.



Casa de Campo

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Camino de los Romeros
Paseo de la Florida and Avenida de Portugal

1800 hectares of parkland... read more

Faunia

Av. de las Comunidades 28

Beautiful Biological Park... read more

El Real Jardín Botánico (Botanical Garden)

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Plaza de Murillo 2

Plants from around the world... read more

Zoo Aquarium de Madrid

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Casa de Campo
Casa de Campo

See the dolphin shows and other animals... read more

Parque El Capricho

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Avenida de la Alameda de Osuna
Paseo de la Alameda de Osuna

Charming aristocratic landscape... read more

Safari Park

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Carretera de Extremadura N-V Km 32
Aldea del Fresno

Wild Animals Let Loose... read more

Jardines del Campo del Moro

Virgen del Puerto, s/n
Paseo de la Virgen del Puerto

Royal Palace's Gardens... read more

Parque Juan Carlos I

Glorieta Hamburgo

A large park with lots of activities... read more

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Parque del Oeste

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Paseo del Pintor Rosales, s/n

Huge park with a rose garden... read more

Jardines de Sabatini

Calle de Bailén

Hidden Gardens... read more
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