Casa de Campo
Bought by the royal family as a place to hunt and relax in 1562, Casa de Campo is Madrid's main green lung. At over 1,700 hectares makes it the city's biggest public park.
Casa de Campo is so large that it in fact is five times the size of the mythical Central Park in New York and almost seven times the size of the beloved Hyde Park in London.
Casa de Campo at a glance
Casa de Campo is so large that trying to see it all by foot is a fool's errand. However, it is always possible to find some of the park's pleasant corners, passing through oaks, ashes, elms and pines.
In the heart of Casa de Campo are gathered different installations such as the Parque de Atracciones (theme park), the Zoo, a part of the IFEMA exhibition space, the multi-use Madrid Pavillion, the Teleférico (cable car), or the Club de Campo (a multi-sport venue).
One of the best loved parts is the area around the lake: especially nice to enjoy some nature on a walk, have a drink in one of the bars, or even rent a boat.
Metro: Batán (line 10), Casa de Campo (lines 5 and 10) and Lago (line 10)
Parque de Atracciones in Madrid (1.9 km) Madrid Zoo Aquarium (1.9 km) Parque del Oeste (2.9 km) Teleférico de Madrid (3.3 km) Madrid Río (3.5 km)