Casa de Campo, Madrid

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    Countryside in the city?

    by nhcram Updated Feb 6, 2005

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    Casa de Campo from the air.

    On the outskirts of the city to the west is the Casa de Campo. Formally hunting grounds it is now a 1800 hectares site of shrubland containing a zoo an amusement park, swimming pools, tennis courts and plenty of places to sit and picnic with friends and family.
    The most fun way to get there is by the Telerifico. A gondola style cable car. It rises high above Madrid and the trip from the city to the park is 11 minutes. It seemed more like 111 minutes to me but it was worth it for the photo opportunities. You can also get there by metro and bus.

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    Teleférico de Madrid (Madrid Cable Railway)

    by marielexoteria Updated Jul 13, 2009

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    Great place to relax while taking in the views of Casa de Campo. I could see as far as Parque de Atracciones, Almúdena Cathedral and the Royal Palace. Inside the cabin there's an audioguide (in Spanish only) that tells you where and what to see. Perfect after a day of walking.

    Should hunger attack, there's a cafeteria where you can enjoy a good meal. There's also a souvenir store.

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    A place to relax

    by barbskie Updated Feb 13, 2009

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    I think it is the largest parkland of Madrid. Commonly, a getaway from many Madrilenos but for sure also for local and foreign tourists. For kids and sporty, a great area and also for picnicking. There is also cafeteria nad restaurant at the cable car station. It was not one of my major listing to visit but since we were just close to the area walking at the Paseo Pintor de Rosales, we decided to have a cable car ride and spent some short tranquil moments in the park. We stayed there before sunset to catch a nice capture of the setting down of the sun at Devod Temple. Now i may say, it is a must!

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    Zoo Aqaurium de Madrid

    by luke850 Updated May 26, 2004

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    Zoo Madrid

    Housing over 2000 species of mammals, a visit to the zoo is an excellent day out in Madrid. They have 70 varieties of poisonous snakes, including vipers from Gambon and the black mambo, which is considered the most dangerous snake in the world. Dolphins, seals and sea lions give regular performances throughout the day.

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    ride over a huge park!

    by mindcrime Written Sep 3, 2008

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    One nice half day in the city can be done with a visit to Casa de Campo, the biggest park of Madrid that was formerly a hunting spot. The best way is to use the cable teleferico that rides for about 15 minutes over the park and the Manzanares river and you can enjoy the nice view from up there. The windows weren’t clear enough though for great pics. The park is peaceful with only a few people that cycle or running. There is a lake with some cafes, an aquarium and a zoo (a big one, with pandas, snakes etc).

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    Casa de Campo

    by andal13 Updated Dec 17, 2003

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    Casa de Campo

    Casa de Campo (Country House) is a park, situated on an ancient royal hunting place. It has leafy trees, a lake, a zoo and an amusement park. Sport and recreative activities, concerts, rides, Casa de Campo calls madrilenians and tourists.

    Casa de Campo es un parque situado en un antiguo coto de casa real; tiene árboles frondosos, un lago, un zoológico y un parque de diversiones. Actividades deportivas y recreativas, conciertos, paseos, Casa de Campo convoca a madrileños y a turistas.

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    Teleférico / 1

    by Frankinho Updated Feb 27, 2005

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    Telef��rico

    A ride with the Teleférico gives you some great views over Casa de Campo and Madrid in general.

    A single trip with the Teleférico takes a bit more than 10 Minutes and covers a dictance of about 2,500m. When I used it in February 2005, the price for a round-trip ticket for an adult was 4.45 Euros.

    I loved every second of the trip and took some great photos (there are small windows to use your camera).

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    Parque de Atracciones

    by marielexoteria Updated Aug 6, 2009

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    Abismo, a cool roller coaster
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    Now that I had a roller coaster buddy, of course I had to visit Parque de Atracciones (P de A)! I bought the tickets online on their website, and upon collecting our bracelets we got our picture taken.

    Then we proceeded to ride the ferris wheel, roller coasters and free fall ride (Lanzadera). The park is big and didn't feel crowded, it had lots of green spaces and shadow and several fountains with drinkable water, so you could buy one bottle of something and refill it for free.

    One thing I have to say about the roller coaster rides in Madrid is that they go up rather fast, so when you come down or twist and turn, you do it with force!!!! My favorite ride of the park was Abismo.

    P de A is inside the Casa de Campo area and is a place where you could bring your own food and have a picnic at.

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    Casa de Campo - choose your day out there

    by malaga-girl Written May 18, 2010

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    The Casa de Campo is a huge parkland just outside of the city centre. It includes a boating area on the lake, cycle tracks, walking areas, cafes, the teleferico, zoo and the parque de atraciones.
    The area was known for prostitution, but this is no longer the case. The teleferico is a relaxing ride and it is a great area for a picnic at the end of the ride (make sure you get a return ticket or you have a VERY long walk!).
    The park, I believe, used to belong to the royals, but it is now public parkland with a number of parking areas and three metro stations (all on line ten) depending on which area you want to go to. Near the lake there is an information hut about the grounds. (metro lago)
    If you go to the Zoo or the atractions park, the metro is casa de campo, a short walk to the park and some fifteen minutes to the zoo. Most of the park does not allow cars, so it is safe to cycle and walk.
    At the weekend the area is full of locals relaxing and enjoying the nature.

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    Parque de Attracciones

    by Lunaina Written Aug 13, 2006

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    Madrid has big park called Casa de Campo, you can get there with the teleferico, the cable car, you can visit the Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, or Parque de Atracciones de Madrid or Lago de la Casa de Campo, which has a big fountain that is seen from the city centre!

    p.s. there is also a Red Light District in Casa de Campo. Be Aware!

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    Green green..Casa de Campo

    by artonice Written Dec 30, 2005

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    After we saw the Templo De Debod We walk through the 'Parque de Oeste' and arrived ''Teleferico'' in Rosales.We took our tickets and got on . We passed over the river Manzanares and came to Casa de Campo.

    The sun was shinning and everywhere was green.People was walking, riding bicyle , running etc.
    In five minutes we found ourselves in nature and lost in .

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    Zoo of Madrid

    by xiquinho Written Nov 10, 2004

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    The Zoo of Madrid, at Casa del Campo, next to the Lago metro station, in the western outskirts, shouldn't be overlooked, either; it is one of the largest in Europe, with natural animal habitats and two pandas (which seem to sleep all day).

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    Watch out for the prostitutes!!!

    by cherrybug Updated Mar 27, 2006

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    Casa De Campo is a pretty area of parkland and forest which is in the west of Madrid. The zoo and aquarium are located here.

    It is a large area and so good for walking. However, watch out for the numerous prostitutes that can been seen standing around various parts of the park.

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    Casa de Campo Park

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated May 15, 2014
    Casa de Campo

    Casa de Campo is an extensive parc in the west of Madrid, accessible by metro. Once a hunting ground for the Spanish Kings, since 1931 it is open to the public. Casa de Canpo has hiking and cycling trails, lakes & boat rental, playgrounds, as well as the Madrid Zoo and a theme park.

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    Another big park

    by muratkorman Written Dec 23, 2012
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    Casa de Campo is located just after Manzanares river overlooking Royal Palace. The best way to reach there is to take the cablecar which costs 5 Euros for a round trip. During the cablecar trip, you can also listen to the brief information about nearby buildings and attractions.

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