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Activities in Madrid

For those who don't find art museums and historic buildings too exciting, there are a lot of other exciting activities in Madrid suitable for both families with children and all the other tourists. Madrid has lots of beautiful parks which in itself are a great tourist attraction and one of these is among Madrid's most exciting attractions. Here are 10 suggestions for activities during your holiday in Madrid.

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Zoo Aquarium Madrid

Madrid Zoo Madrid Zoo and Aquarium with more than 4,000 animals and 35 aquariums. Exciting and educational exhibits for all ages. In the aviary you can see free-flying birds of prey. Be sure to watch the spectacular dolphin show.

Opening hours: Opening times vary within season and weekdays. Check the park's website for information on opening hours.
Entrance: €22,95
Web: zoomadrid.com
Map: Open in Google Maps

 

Parque de Atracciones

Madrid Tivoli Theme park with more than 40 attractions for all ages. There are rollercoasters, carousels and a log flume. You can go rafting, take a boat ride or enjoy magic shows.

Opening hours: Opening times vary within season and weekdays. Check the park's website for information on opening hours.
Entrance: €31,90. Discounts when booking online
Web: parquedeatracciones.es
Map: Open in Google Maps

 

Faunia

Science Park with different ecosystems where one can get very close to the animals. There are mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, insects and spiders in their natural surroundings.

Opening hours: Opening times vary within season and weekdays. Check the park's website for information on opening hours.
Entrance: €25,45. Discounts when booking online
Web: faunia.es
Map: Open in Google Maps

Warner Brothers Park

Warner Brothers Park Madrid Visit Gotham City, Metropolis, cartoon city, the Wild West and many other exciting environments. Roller coasters with strong g forces, rides and lots of exciting experiences for children of all ages.

Opening hours: Opening times vary within season and weekdays. Check the park's website for information on opening hours.
Entrance: €39,90. Discounts when booking online.
Web: parquewarner.com
Map: Open in Google Maps

 

 

Madrid Snowzone

Xanadú

Snow Park with ski slope, toboggan run, mini golf, ski and snowboard school. Built next to a large shopping mall with shops, restaurants cinemas and a bowling alley. Rentals of skiing equipment and ski clothing.

Opening hours: December-February: Mon-sun 10 a.m.- midnight. March-november: Sunday-thursday 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday 10 a.m midnight.
Entrance: 1 hour €22. Day pass €36. Check the park's website for prices and renting equipment.
Web: madridsnowzone.com
Map: Open in Google Maps

Aquópolis

Madrid's water park with lots of fun water slides, wave pool, water volleyball courts, wading pool for children, cafes and restaurants.

Opening hours: Opening times vary within season and weekdays. Check the park's website for information on opening hours.
Entrance: €20,90
Web: aquopolis.es
Map: Open in Google Maps

Tren de la Fresa

The strawberry train is pulled by a steam locomotive and is a vivid display of the first railway line in Madrid, opened in 1850. Actors dressed in old costumes are walking around handing out strawberries. Departure from the train station Madrid Principe pio. The train goes to Aranjuez, a city with a royal palace outside Madrid with a beautiful park area which was listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001.

Opening hours: January-May: Monday-Friday 9.30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. 8 p.m.
June-September: 10 a.m - 3 p.m. Closed 1.january, 6. january and 25. december.
Entrance: Adults €30. Children €15
Web: museodelferrocarril.org
Map: Open in Google Maps

Parque de Retiro

Parque de Retiro Madrid Right in the centre of Madrid is the Parque de Retiro, one of the finest parks in Madrid. Madrid residents use this park diligent and here are the baroque statues, fountains, ponds, bright castles and French gardens. At the lake Estanque you can also rent a boat. Around the park there are small kiosks where you can buy refreshments. On Sundays there is always lots of happenings in the park that caters to families, such as puppetry showss, pantomime artists, jugglers, circus performances etc.

Opening hours: April-September 6 a.m. - midnight. October-March 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Entrance: Free entrance
Web: esmadrid.com
Map: Open in Google Maps

Teleférico Madrid

Teleférico og Casa de Campo

The cable car up to the Casa de Campo with amazing city views. The cable car starts in the Parque del Oeste located west of madrid centre. Casa del Campo is Madrid's largest park and here you will also find the Parque de Atracciones and Madrid zoo, Parque Zoologico. Both are within walking distance from the cable station. There are many Spanish families who spend the day in this park and there are plenty of trails that are perfect for walking, running and biking. At the station in Casa de Campo there is a restaurant and there is also an outdoor and an indoor playground there. Casa de Campo was once the royal family's hunting grounds and if you are lucky you may see wild deer and rabbits in the park.

Opening hours: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. 6 p.m.
Entrance: €5,9
Web: teleferico.com
Map Station Parque del Oeste: Open in Google Maps
Map Station Casa del Campo: Open in Google Maps



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Madrid is Spain's most visited tourist destination and the 4th most visited city in Europe. About 7 million tourists are visiting Madrid each year to enjoy the sights and attractions. The experiences range from historical monuments, museums, art and culture to architecture and intriguing structures, from the city's green parks to amusement parks and experience centres. In addition lots of football fans are coming here each year to see the world's best football team, Real Madrid, playing in the Spanish "La Liga".

With its 3.2 million inhabitants, Madrid is the largest city in Spain and the third largest city in Europe after London and Berlin. Along with its nearest towns the population is about 6.5 million inhabitants. Madrid is Spain's financial and cultural centre. Many large Spanish companies have their headquarters here and the city is a mixture of old and modern architecture.



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