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“Great zoo with lots of animals and interesting shows. And of course - pandas!”

Zoo Aquarium de Madrid
Ranked #68 of 757 things to do in Madrid
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner 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
Jerusalem, Israel
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great zoo with lots of animals and interesting shows. And of course - pandas!”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We loved this zoo. We visited the Barcelona zoo just a few days prior and this one was so much better. Not to mention that it's one of the very few zoos in the world that has Giant Pandas. We only saw one of the 4-5 pandas but it was lovely, eating bamboo. The rest of the animals are great as well - cute little penguins, red pandas, pekari piglets, and a great terrarium. You can easily spend a whole day here, especially if you have children. There are several animal interaction opportunities on weekends, which we unfortunately missed. We saw the sea lion show, though, which was great.

Visited September 2013
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England, United Kingdom
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“Spacious zoo with excellent dolphin show and 'interaction with dolphins'”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We travelled with our 4 year old who enjoyed feeding the flamingo's with official food bought from the zoo staff, watching the sea lion show and amazing dolphin show. We opted for and booked in advance for the 'interaction with dolphins' but to be honest there was not much interaction. The 'interaction with dolphins' was an educational guide to dolphins and was all in spanish but could accomodate english speaking audience. We paid 60 EUR on top of the entry to the zoo entry for 3 persons which in my opinion was too expensive having done the tour. Don't get me wrong, the tour was very good and interesting and the highlight was meeting the dolphins at the end of the tour but in my opinion the price should have included more 'interaction' with the dolphins as we weren't aloud to touch or feed the dolphins. The animals in the zoo seemed to have enough space to move around. Lots of Rhino's and bears to see. Aquarium with shark tank was very nice. Overall a good day out.

Visited August 2013
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Madrid, Spain
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Awesome day at the zoo!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

The zoo is great. A really fun dolphin show, Animals from every continent even Koalas, Pandas. We happened to see the 5 month old elephant and a one month old hippo! If you want to get tickets cheaper: 1: Go on line to this site for a discount code http://www.urbancheck.com/ofertas-y-descuentos/zoo-aquarium-de-madrid/20-de-descuento-3/ 2: Purchase your tickets on line at the zoo website above and 3 you can even prepurchase your meal deals on line and save about 4 euros per person. It adds up. We had a really great day. The exhibits were fun and clean the animals were close enough that we could see them. We even were able to walk into the lemur cage. Great fun. We spent 6 hours to leisurely look through every corner of the park... and really enjoy it all.

Visited August 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent Day Out”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Great zoo with excellent dolphin show.The zoo takes a whole day to look round with and excellent range of animals. Good value. Easy to get to by the metro. Little train was a good addition.

Visited August 2013
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“Best zoo I've ever been too!”
Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Very good day out for adults and children.
Lots of animals I've never seen before. Amazing dolphin show.
If you are in Madrid and are looking for something to do- you will not be disappointed

Visited August 2013
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