some of the proposed activities we will tell you about, we recommend
you take an entire day, and that you think about them as a day-long
excursion, since the amount of time necessary makes it almost impossible
to fit in other activities.
enjoy a pleasant day in the open air without having to go out of
the city, we recommend the Casa del Campo,
where you will find many of the aforementioned activities.
we can make a first, and enjoyable, run around this green lung of
the city in its Cable car (teleferico),
which departs from Pintor Rosales.
inside the Casa de Campo, the possibilities are many. We can choose
between a nice stroll through the countryside, swim in its frequented
pools, row in one of its boats
in its Lake, or opt for feeding the fish, or perhaps another
we prefer, we can spend a lovely day in the modern amusement park,
Parque de Atracciones de la Ciudad,
where, besides enjoying the multitude of attractions, in the summertime
we can also attend any of its attractive concerts in the park.
alternative can be to go, also without leaving the Casa del Campo,
to the Zoo-Aquarium, where one can
enjoy the birds of prey and dolphin shows, and the insectarium.
the other "great green space" of the city, el Retiro Park,
we can walk through its innumerable gardens and paths, or get close
up to any one of its Puppet doll Playhouses
(Teatros de Marionetas de Guinol).
a row boat, or simply contemplate the afternoon in the Alfonso XII
Monument, just in front of the park's lake. These are small moments
that make for an unforgettable trip.
el Retiro, in the proximity of Plaza de Colon, we find ourselves
in front of the city's Wax Museum (Museo de
Cera), which houses more than 450 famous Spanish and international
figures presented in their most-common scenarios.
most recent figures include singers, artists, athletes and personalities
such as Mother Theresa of Calcutta or the Spanish cosmonaut Pedro
the upper floor, one can find Multivision,
a diorama whose 27 projectors simultaneously show the History of
Spain in just a half hour. The train of terror is a robotic attraction
which invites you on a ride along a small railway through the most
terrifying scenes in cinema.
can visit all of the installations in about two hours.
of the attractions that the city offers us is the new IMAX-3D
theatre where we can enjoy 3D films with incredible realism. This
is found adjacent to the Planetarium of Madrid,
a museum where films and reports on the origin and the mysteries
of the universe and outer space are narrated and exhibited.
also accompany this ample offer with a few complementary activities
such as a game of bowling, in any of the bowling alleys available
in the city, or the possibility of enjoying an afternoon of fun
Ferial Juan Carlos I
in the summertime, and when the sun goes down, we must recommend
to anyone who decides to read this guide not to miss the Juan
Carlos I Fairgrounds, where you can enjoy a pleasant evening
strolling through its green fields, embellished with a spectacular
light show in the fountains that form its lake.
same complex is used for many of the big fairs and expositions that
come to the city. With this in mind, you could take advantage of
a day spent visiting an expo and combine it with the night show.
you have your own means of transportation, we would like to suggest
that you not give up the opportunity to go to the Safari-Park
of Madrid (Aldea de Fresno, carretera de Extremadura, Km
32). In this natural park, you can awe at the spectacle of seeing
diverse animal species in liberty such as lions, zebras, giraffes
you visit our city in any of the summer months, we can suggest you
go to any of our Water parks (Parque Acuatico), which you can find
on the edges of Madrid. Here you can have a great day of sun and
your sport is Horseback riding (hipica)
or Golf, you have no need to worry,
since we have some excellent installations, the majority located
in the outskirts of the capital.