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Zoo Aquarium de Madrid

Casa de Campo, s/n, 28011 Madrid, Spain
34 91 512 3770
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As featured in Madrid for young kids
Ranked #71 of 439 attractions in Madrid
Type: Zoos, Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: A home to more than 2,000 animals, the zoo is one of the largest in the world.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We are big fans of the San Diego Zoo and our first stop in San Diego is the Giant Panda and Red Panda exhibits. The Madrid Zoo's Red Panda and Giant Panda exhibits are better than the San Diego Zoo. The Red Panda enclosure allows you to see him in the trees, on the ground walking to his food hut,... More

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Zoo Aquarium d, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, responded to this review

Dear visitor: We are glad that your visit from Chicago has been nice and you have had the opportunity to meet our family of giant pandas and her baby Xing Bao. It was great that you have also been able to watch closely to the red pandas couple who have recently become parents. Giant otters are an amazing species we... More

Madrid, Spain
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My son and I thought this zoo was great! There were many different types of animals living in quite natural looking settings and most exhibits had quite a few of each animal (not just one or two as we have seen in many other zoos). There was also quite a large aquarium and a very large building with snakes, spiders,... More

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Zoo Aquarium d, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, responded to this review

Dear Beth, Thanks for sharing your experience. In Mysterious Nature, where the favorite animals of your child are, a wide variety of reptiles can be found and during the weekends we also offer the possibility to interact with them in small groups, if you have occasion to visit us again, we recommend it. The Aquarium is one of the indoor... More

Midlands, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really good zoo. We got to see lots of animals and they were far more active than in other zoos I've visited. As others have noted: - a distinct lack of keepers and we saw people throwing inappropriate food to the animals it seems no one cares and no one polices the policies. - cafés a bit hit and miss... More

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Zoo Aquarium d, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, responded to this review

Dear Tim, thank you for your comments from United Kingdom. The welfare of our animals is the most important for us, therefore, along the whole tour there are basic rules of behavior properly indicated, which the visitors should take into consideration such as to avoid feeding the animals and respect their facilities. However, we appeal to the education and cooperation... More

San Francisco
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Pandas Pandas Pandas Need I say more? The zoo is easily accessible from the Metro or bus. It's a 15 minute walk from the Metro. Lions, Tigers & Bears, oh my! And pandas, monkeys, dolphins, elephants and more! There were so many baby animals that I was on cuteness overload. The habitats were shaded, nice sized and designed so you... More

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Zoo Aquarium d, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing with us your experience from San Francisco in a very special time for Zoo Aquarium of Madrid in which we have welcomed several breedings of different species (gorillas, dolphins, giraffes, asian elephant, hippos, red panda ... ), including the giant panda Xing Bao. The gastronomic offer throughout the park is wide and varied with a main coffee... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I are in our 20's and thoroughly enjoyed this zoo! We have started trying to visit a zoo in each city we visit, so when we arrived in Madrid and realised there was one super close to where we were staying, we had to go! Take full advantage of Madrid's great metro system if you're visiting as... More

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Zoo Aquarium d, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thanks for sharing your experience with us from UK. Public transport is a great treat to get to Madrid Zoo Aquarium, both metro line 10, which stops only 900 meters away from the park or 33 bus line, which stops at the main gate of the park. The park is 22 acres and more than 6,000 animals of... More

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Yes we have seen better zoos but the Madrid zoo is still worth a day out...especially the Panda exhibit! They have a good collection of animals. A tip: try not to eat here as the prices are over the top and range of food is quite limited.

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Zoo Aquarium d, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, responded to this review

Dear Ian, Thanks for visiting us from Coffs Harbour, Australia. We would like to Inform you that panda's family has recently increased. If you had no chance to see our breeding panda, Xing Bao, born in August 2013, you will be able to do it on your next trip. In that case, we recommend to purchase online in advance to... More

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We loved every second of being here! It is the kind of place you can spend the whole day and still feellike you havent seen everything, its brilliantly mapped out and have different continents to visit which makes it a good learning point aswell!! Only downside was there were no monkies when there should have been :(

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Zoo Aquarium d, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, responded to this review

Dear Jade, Thank you for visiting us from Gloucestershire, UK, last June. With respect to the monkies, perhaps you did not see them because they were in the new winter facility that we've recently opened next to the meadow with public access. Depending on the weather and temperature, they choose one place or another. We hope that if you visit... More

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went here as we heard there was a great collection of animals and good conservation programme all of this is true the animals are nothing other than breathtaking and they all seem to be in very good health and the animals well cared for with one very big and upsetting complaint. There is no one and I mean no... More

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Zoo Aquarium d, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Our animals well-being is the most inportant for us, that is why we have different signs through all the way around the zoo about the basic behaviour rules, so the visitors can have them in mind, like to avoid feedind animals and to respect their facilities. However, we claim for the education and public's collaboration to report these... More

Killorglin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've been to a lot of Zoos in Europe and this is up with the best of them. I was a little disappointed that we couldn't see the Pandas, but they had just given birth so perfectly understandable! A great atmosphere, some cheeky animals and an overall brilliant day out!

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Estimado visitante, El pasado mes de octubre, la cría de oso panda gigante tan sólo tenía tres meses y aún... More

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Since I've seen multiple reviews of this being one of the best zoos in Europe, it is initially one of the main reasons I booked a trip to Madrid (along with the football stuff to keep the mr. happy). However I have to say I was somewhat underwhelmed. The general park setting is fantastic, very naturalistic to the point you... More

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Zoo Aquarium d, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, responded to this review

Hi Amy, Unfortunately I did not have the opportunity to meet with any staff who speak your language. One of our main goals is the conservation and welfare of our animals have to do veterinary care, special diet and excellent enclosure. Thanks for sharing your opinions. King regards More

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