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“Playground for outdoor activities” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa de Campo

Casa de Campo
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$21.98*
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Ranked #77 of 742 things to do in Madrid
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The largest urban park situated west of central Madrid. Formerly a royal hunting estate.
Singapore, Singapore
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“Playground for outdoor activities”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Casa de Campo lies just to the south west of metropolitan Madrid. The entrance across from the Principie Pio metro station brings one into the north-eastern part of the park where the cycling track starts.

The park itself has ample tracks and roads for mountain biking, road bikers, running and walking your dog. There is a large reservoir that is home to the kayaking club where one may take part in canoe polo.

Night cycling through the park is a solitary experience but it's never threatening. Avoid the areas closer to the south east of the park near housing estates if you don't wish to see its seedier bits.

Visited November 2012
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“Wish We Had This in the States”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

After reading some other reviews, we clearly missed some of the seedier elements. We took the Teleferico to the park. Riding over the park, we were amazed at the scale of the park and the amazing network of paths. We saw lots of bikers riding around the park. Hard to believe we were just on the outskirts of Madrid. We encountered a group of college students from various countries, and their reaction was similar - "You'd never find this back at home!"

It's not green and lush (this area of Spain is very dry). However, it's still impressive and worth a visit. The Teleferico is a great experience with wonderful views. Stop off at the park, walk a little and return back to the station. This is easy and worth it.

Visited October 2012
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Madrid
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“A great park but there are prostitutes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

It is a nice park and it has a sky ride that is worth it. At some parts of the park, there are prostitutes and children should not be exposed to that. It is a park, so if you are a tourist, you can see a park anywhere, maybe skip it,

Visited April 2012
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“Avoid Restaurante El Lago - sleazy service and greasy food seek easy money.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

A huge if slightly unkempt park on the west side of Madrid, best reached by car or cable car. Good to stroll in, even better to cycle round on roads now closed to traffic. Notorious (but unintimidating and possibly receding) prostitution problem is not a major worry.

What is a worry is the collection of lakeside restaurants, generally offering implausibly expensive a la carte menus of dubiuos quality food. Take (or avoid) Restaurant El Lago for instance, a great location but a waiter offering us the most expensive thing on the menu and the kitchen eventually sending us food that showed they neither care nor know much about buying or cooking decent ingredients. We paid the bill, clutched our stomachs, and kept the tip. Yuk. There may be better close by - look for the one with the most customers!

Visited July 2012
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“dry”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

very dry garden area, very wide, but only the zoo is worthy to go

Visited March 2012
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