Located in the district of Moncloa-Aravaca, Casa de Campo is not only a neighbourhood, but also the single largest public park in Madrid, five times larger than New York’s Central Park and almost seven times larger than London’s Hyde Park. Casa de Campo used to be property of the Spanish Crown, an area often used for hunting.
When the second republic was proclaimed, on May 1st, 1931, the park became public property. This beautiful park is home to a variety of plant species, where visitors can also spot animals like hares, wild boars, squirrels, moles, hedgehogs and different types of birds and fish.
Casa de Campo park is a great place to go to for a stroll or to spend a nice, pleasurable day, and ShMadrid will tell you more about this park in today’s blog article.
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Attractions worth visiting in Casa de Campo
Casa de Campo park is so large, it has spaces dedicated to receiving fairs, concerts, housing a number of attractions that can be visited any time of the year.
Teleférico de Madrid
Kids get excited (and sometimes a little scared) when they experience something completely new. If your kids have never had the opportunity to ride a cable car, they will sure get a kick out of riding Teleférico de Madrid.
Starting at Rosales or Casa de Campo station and ending at Centro de Gabarita, the cable car ride provides a fantastic view of the city, from the top. What is also cool is that Centro de Gabarita has a playground where you children can spend some time when you exit the teleférico.
Parque de Atracciones
What kid doesn’t like an amusement park? Carousels, Ferris wheels, roller coasters, this park has a little bit of everything to keep the small ones happy for a full afternoon. The best thing about amusement parks is, they not only delight children, but they have the power to make adults feel like kids again.
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Madrid Zoo Aquarium
If your children like animals, they will have a blast visiting Madrid Zoo Aquarium. They will get to see animals from several different countries in the world, including creatures that fly, creatures that crawl and creatures that swim.
Madrid Zoo Aquarium is open all year long from 10:30/11 am. You can find Madrid Zoo Aquarium at Casa de Campo park.
What do you think? Did we give you enough reasons to pay a visit to Casa de Campo park?