Madrid Zoo Aquarium

Madrid Zoo Aquarium

The Madrid Zoo Aquarium is one of the oldest zoos in the world. It was established in 1770, when the Casa de Fieras (Wild Animal House) existed in El Retiro, where exotic animals were brought from all over the world.

In 1972, the zoo was moved to its current location, inside Casa de Campo. It is situated very near the Parque de Atracciones. Since then, it has been renovated and enlarged several times.

The zoo has numerous mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles. But the most important inhabitant of the zoo is Chulin, the first giant panda born by artificial insemination outside China.


Various animal shows are organized throughout the year. The most popular are the dolphin show, the sea lion show, birds of prey show and exotic bird show.

If you’re interested in any of these exhibitions, we recommend checking when they take place as soon as you get to the zoo, so that you can plan your visit accordingly.

Plan your visit

The Madrid Zoo Aquarium is the perfect place to visit with children. If you would like to check the zoo’s map before your visit, click on the following link:


Varies depending on the time of year, check the official website.


Adults: 24.10 (US$ 25.80)
Children (aged between 3 – 7) and seniors (over 65 years old): 19.60 (US$ 20.90)
Children (less than 3 years old): free entry


Metro: Casa de Campo, line 10.
Bus: line 33.

Nearby places

Parque de Atracciones in Madrid (1.2 km) Casa de Campo (1.9 km) Madrid Río (3.4 km) Teleférico de Madrid (3.8 km) Parque del Oeste (3.9 km)