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“ Brilliant day out”

Zoo Aquarium de Madrid
Ranked #156 of 865 things to do in Madrid
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Madrid Zoo Aquarium is a zoo is park of animales where you can find more than 4,000 animals of 500 different species along its 22 hectares spread over in five continents. You can visit our giant panda family, koalas, our big habitants Africasn or our great tropical marine aquarium of the Indo Pacific.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely zoo and easy to find and see the animals including Pandas. The road train is over 20 minutes long so do have a go. The dolphin show is great!

Buy your ticket on line to avoid queuing.

Do not miss visiting as there is also a large aquarium.

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

I do like a good zoo and this one is great. Big enclosures and animals up and about and very visible. Loved the baboons and the orangutans. All seemed happy and a good breding / conservation programme AND PANDAS.

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Zoo Aquarium d, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2017

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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

The zoo itself I found to be fairly small but the cram so much into it. You could spend hours looking at all the different animals. Easily one of the best zoos I've ever been too.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Really great day out of you have a day to spend in Madrid. There are such a lot of different things going on interactively for all ages, snake shows, sea lion shows, feeding time etc. The dolphin show is brilliant with the trainers really getting involved and in the water. The animals are so well looked after and not once did I feel sorry for them being made to perform. When a show is not on you can just watch them being played with and fed etc and you can tell that they are loved and well cared for. The animals in general in the zoo are well kept and do not look bored or doing repetitive actions like in some zoos. I didn't feel like they were caged at all. They have good access to very wide areas in the enclosures. The aquarium is glorious and you can really get an insight as to what lurks in the waters in spain. Really informative with areas to show endangered sea life etc. The shark tanks seemed to draw the biggest crowds with many different species in a full length glass viewing area. I couldn't fault the zoo at all apart from the restaurant which did not have many staff working compared to the amount of people that wanted food! A wait in the queue for around half an hour for a sandwich or hot food which was overpriced and cold is not anyone's idea of fun in a hot day. Take a packed lunch as there are lots of tables all covered over for you to enjoy your food. A really good day out for any age :-)

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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

We struggled a bit to find the zoo . Were directed to use the Metro line 10 to Batan from Plaza de Espana . We couldn't find a map giving the exact location of the zoo in the large Park within which it's located. Leaving Batan station there are signposts directing you under the line to the zoo. Following these they stop when you exit the station. We turned right and got to the Amusement park in about half a mile .They directed us back past the station , a 25minute walk or told us to get back on the metro to Casa Di Campo . Definitely use this station in future unless you want to explore. We opted to walk through the park which is very pleasant green area. We passed a practice Bull ring with young men practicing which was interesting! It was at least 25 minutes from Batan down a path and left down a road . This goes from traffic free to a normal road with traffic . Entrance cost 20euros each usual discounts for children and over 65s.
We spent four hours in the zoo . There were thunderstorms and we headed first for the cafeteria near the entrance. Had freshly cooked spaghetti bolognese. Thin sauce good pasta tasty enough. Not many tables lots of families crushed In sheltering from the rain it became very busy but happy place !
Braved the rain and saw some amazing animals. Zoos are always a mixed experience and this is no different. You see animals you never would but feel they should be in the wild . Compounds aren't that big and the animals seem really close. The zoo map is confusing and doesn't always correspond to where the animals are ;it's approximate. The Brown bears were our favourite and the Pandas were beautiful too. There are many beautiful animals and you can spend at least three hours here watching the dolphin show and others.
We set off for Casa Di Campo metro but jumped into a taxi as it was raining so heavily after walking about ten minutes so don't know how far away it is !

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