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Faunia

Avenida de las Comunidades, 28 | Valdebernardo, Madrid, Spain
91 301 62 35
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As featured in Madrid for young kids
Ranked #87 of 417 attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The 140,000 square meters of this biological park are home to more than 1,500 different animals from different climates and ecosystems.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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london
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Faunia is quite hard to find (even by car), and you do need to book online in advance otherwise it's quite pricey, but it's well worth a visit. The penguin attraction is huge, with a great range of different penguins (far, far better than the London Aquarium). The venom attraction has the largest display of poisonous snakes, spiders and frogs... More

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Mosta, Malta
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We loved this park. It's quite different to your 'traditional' zoo...it doesn't have the usual lions, elephants, etc. Rather a variety of smaller animals a lot of which you can walk right near them and interact with them too. We even had little monkeys jumping on us at one point! Needless to say our 16month old son loved it and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

For a young family, it's a great escape from the city, and yet so close. On a Thursday afternoon there was hardly anyone there. We missed the crocodile feeding at 2.30pm so they were all sleeping when we saw them. We arrived quite late in the afternoon so didn't see the full extent of the park, but did see a... More

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Surrey, England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This park was advertised as an ecological nature reserve and this is why I chose to go there. This doesn't appear to be the case at all. The animals are kept in tiny, and dirty enclosures. It made me very sad to see. I saw large birds of prey chained to the ground and crocodiles kept in tiny pools of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I went to this park because I believed from reading reviews that it was a nature reserve, an ecological Sanctuary for animals. I was very mistaken. When you first enter faunia, it seams fine. The animals look like they have room to roam. Then I encountered an owl, vulture and eagle chained up on a very small chain and small... More

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Eilat, Israel
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22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The park is nice & not too big, a family can enjoy a relaxed 4-5 hours over there The highlight for sure is the show of the birds & sea lions Public transportation to the park is quite complicated...

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

My husband, 7 year old and I enjoyed this park. We were there for 4 hours and didn't finish the entire park. You could spend a day here. Very clean, animals in good health (unlike the reviews of the Madrid Zoo I read), interesting exhibits. If you buy your tickets online the day before you visit, you will save 6euros... More

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Washington DC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We were 3 adults and 1 12-year old. The dinosaurs section was fun. We saw chickens hatching. The penguin exhibit was the favorite for all of us. It was hot and there was no shade. Wear a hat and get there early. There are hats to purchase at the entrance and plenty of places to eat and purchase cool drinks.... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is a zoo although it does not use that name. Limited range of animals put into zones. Not hard to get - 10 minutes walk from the metro. You get to go in with the kangaroos? Cheaper tickets on line.

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Welling, Kent
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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Faunia is a much more friendly experience than Madrid Zoo, the animals are in a more natural habitat and visitors are guided through various ecological systems including a tropical rainstorm. Some of the animals are loose within their own enclosures which visitors walk through and therefore this can be in some ways frightening for small children, particularly in the jungle... More

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