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The 140,000 square meters of this biological park are home to more than 3.000 different animals from different climates and ecosystems.
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Evgeny M
Moscow, Russia108 contributions
Faunia is well construed and designed, showing the animals and plants in their respective climate zones. Red panda is especially sweet. This visit could complement a zoo visit rather than fully subsitute it: zoos usually show elephants, giraffes etc absent here. Couple of practical advices: try to buy tickets online and in advance. Hop on hop off coupon book sometimes offers discounts for Faunia. After all, this place is not so cheap: standard price is 27.95 eur per person. Navigation wise be attentive when walking from the subway station: google maps are sometimes guiding in a wrong direction.
All in all, a nice visit.
Written January 14, 2020
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Dear visitor, Thank you for visiting our park, we are glad you enjoyed the experience, a visit that does not replace any other zoological experience, but complements it. Greetings and thank you
Written January 21, 2020
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Danialombardi
Madrid, Spain338 contributions
Family
I was expecting it to be better than the zoo from the way people had described it to us. It was a mess, directions not clear at all, we were lost throughout. The Komodo dragons weren’t there and the best thing we saw were the crocodiles but you had to see them quickly without enjoying them as there was a queue of people in front and behind. Don’t think we’ll come back to be honest, even if our 3 year old enjoyed it but mainly just the crocodiles. Most places to eat were shut too due to the circumstances, only one place open.
Written September 5, 2020
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Dear visitor, We are sorry that this was your perception of our park. Faunia is a unique space where more than 3,000 animals live. For security reasons, some of our areas remain closed, so we recommend that visitors consult them on our website. During the day and at this time of year, as a rule, our Komodo dragons stay in their outer grasslands. However, it is possible that they were indoors, since these animals are very sensitive to changes in temperature, as soon as they drop. Your caregivers monitor your environmental conditions to ensure your well-being and avoid health problems, so it is possible that at the time you came, they were inside for this reason. The indoor facility is currently closed to the public for safety and hygiene issues in the face of Covid 19, as stated on our website. a greeting
Written September 7, 2020
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Brian Green
Madrid, Spain2 contributions
Family
We enjoyed the zoo.

Even better than the animals were the people running it. So nice. So helpful!!

The only downside was the zoo food. We ordered pizza and it was inedible. The salad was only marginally better. I suspect the animals eat better than humans,

Bring your food and you will have a great afternoon.
Written July 24, 2022
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Allison T
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Family
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 patch of grass, unable to move at all. The sadest were these african nocturnal dogs that where kept underground with no natural light, again in tiny enclosures with man made rocks and no stimulation or enrichment. They were pacing up and down the enclosues, it was cruel. I left the park so upset. I was shocked by the tiny sizes of the animal enclosures. I can't believe any such park can be called a nature park.
Written October 8, 2013
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LambSpice
Toronto, Canada48 contributions
Family
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 per adult and 4euros per child. The food wasn't very good, and was expensive, so try to pack a lunch or snacks.
Written September 11, 2013
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K G
Surrey, England3 contributions
Family
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 water amongst other things. Most of the exhibits say the conservation status of the species, and I saw very few endangered species there, so I am surprised they can call themselves an ecological sanctuary.
Also, the day that I visited all the restaurants apart from one where closed. Overall I was was very dissapointed and left feeling sad.
Written October 17, 2013
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Hola, gracias por tu opinión, para nosotros es muy importante ya que nos ayuda a mejorar cada día. Nos gustaría comentarte que Faunia es un parque de la naturaleza que cuenta con más de 140.000m2 con más de 6.000 ejemplares de 500 especies diferentes. Nos caracterizamos por ser un paqrue abierto, donde siguiendo las medidas de seguridad, nuestros visitantes pueden interactuar con los animales sin suponer un peligro para ellos. Animales tan exóticos como los manatíes o arapaimas, entre otros, son muy difíciles de ver en un parque zoológico. Esperamos que disfrutes de todo el potencial del parque en tu p´roxima visita. Un saludo.
Written March 14, 2014
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babbrain
Greater London, UK10 contributions
Family
No family ticket, no discounts for off season. Hardly anyone there but still asking for full price ticket which would have come to 127 euros. Bought it online there and then at the entrance for 105!
Inside many parts were shut and now shows i guess because no one there to show to.
I wish there was a warning or a review to indicate ...dont go on a tue in april...
Worst 100 euros ever spent.
Why cant they do off season tickets for half price or let children go free.
Written April 5, 2016
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Tammy U
Los Angeles, CA90 contributions
beautiful place with a lot of benches to sit and admire nature. It is a city zoo that allows people to get in touch with nature and animals. I do recommend it specially if you have children, and you have time to spend. not a disappointment.
Written October 27, 2015
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Estimado viajero, Nos alegramos de que haya disfrutado con su visita. Efectivamente, en Faunia, se recrean los ecosistemas y áreas temáticas donde habitan más de 3.000 animales de 300 especies con la posibilidad de pasear a lo largo de sendas en interacción directa con la naturaleza. Una experiencia única para pequeños y mayores. Un saludo y gracias por compartir su opinión.
Written October 30, 2015
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121Ralph121
Tilburg, The Netherlands135 contributions
Family
Although it might be a little expensive, Faunia is defenitly worth the visit. As a frequent visitor of zoos all over Europe, I found myself to be more impressed by Faunia than I was with the Madrid Zoo. Faunia for one has a great Tropical rainforest building, with free-roaming monkeys and birds, simulated tropical rain storms and an awesome enclosure for manatees - the underwater tunnel gives you a great look at these majestic creatures. There is also a very extensive nocturnal house with lots of rare and unique species, a big enclosure for Antartic penguins (it is the only place in Europe where you can observe Adelie penguins!), walkthrough enclosures for barking deer and cranes as well as kangaroos and emus, an underground path with various aquaria and terraria, a venomous creatures house, a nicely done crocodile building and more. There are pelicans, meerkats and giant tortoises, as well as komodo dragons, capuchin monkeys and sea lions. Also, a big group of cute prairie dogs roam freely through the entire zoo.

The less impressive part was the butterflyhouse; small, and almost no butterflies to be seen. The bird show also was not that interesting.

Overall, it might be small and less popular than the zoo, it offers more unique attractions and features rares, less known animal species.
Written September 2, 2015
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Dear traveler, We are pleased that both from enjoying their visit to the park. In Faunia, the closest possible experience allows visitors to see, a few centimeters, the animals and enjoy unique interactions and bathroom with fur seals or polar ecosystem vip visit. We recommend that you test a next time. All the best
Written September 10, 2015
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emyegg
Egham, UK45 contributions
Family
My husband and I visited with our 21 month old daughter and we are had a wonderful day. The park is not sign posted from the metro station which is a little confusing but it wasn't far when we asked for directions. It isn't a traditional zoo but has some animals you wouldn't often see ( I loved the manatees) and really focuses on building different eco systems, with many animals free roaming which our daughter really enjoyed. You can even buy food to feed some of the animals. The facilities were good although food was quite expensive. Definitely recommended!
Written August 12, 2014
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Dear visitor, Thanks for your visit and we are glad to know how such more enjoy in our park with your family. We offer interesting discounts in order to save money in your ticket or menu. Hope you will visit us soon. Kind regards
Written August 26, 2014
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