The Casa de Campo, situated in the Moncloa district of the city and practically a prolongation of the "Monte del Pardo"
forest area, is Madrid's largest park (and also one of Europe's) with over 1700 hectares.
Formerly a royal hunting estate, this large and beautiful urban park is located to the west of the center of Madrid. The name means "country house", referring to a building bought in the 16th century by King Filipe II, around which other estates were then built.
It includes a lake, the city’s
zoo and an amusement park, and although it is not as popular as the
Retiro, it is also where Madrid families usually head to on sunny days.
The Teleférico cable car also ends here in its journey from Paseo del Pintor
Lodging situated within a radius of 2 kilometers from the Casa de Campo
The Mediterranean flora and variety of fauna add to the pleasant atmosphere of the park, and in the summer it becomes a rock concert venue.
The amusement park is the "Parque de Atracciones" ("The Park of Attractions"), with exciting attractions for all ages, including pony rides, a maze, a carousel, indoor paintball, and roller coasters. If you’re a sports enthusiast you may also take advantage of the
facilities for activities such as running & athletics, mountain bike, tennis, football, trekking or swimming. Also,
athletics competitions take place here, together with triathlon and canoeing in the lake.
In the zoo you’ll find close to 3,000 animals from all continents, as well as a large aquarium and a dolphin tank.
There is an annex to the IFEMA
Trade Fair facilities here, and an important convention centre.