The Casa de Campo is also one of the largest in Europe. In addition, with a lot of history behind it and ancient trees that produce the perfect shade to escape the hot summer days of Madrid.
Originally, the park belonged to Spanish royalty and was a hunting ground. With the Republic in 1931, it passed into the hands of the city that opened it as a public park.
What to see and what to do in Casa de Campo
The Casa de Campo is so extensive that you will not be short of activities to do inside.
In addition to walking and resting, many people take advantage of its tranquility and extension to play sports, so it will not be difficult for you to see people running, cycling or playing football.
Canoeing or triathlon competitions are held on the lake and you also have the possibility of renting a boat for a ride. There is also a municipal swimming pool and the modern Madrid Arena pavilion where important international competitions have been held.
The Lake area is the most visited in the park as it is also the closest to the subway. This is where you can rent a boat or go canoeing. Around there are numerous benches to sit on and terraces and kiosks.
The Amusement Park is also inside. It has 40 attractions and was inaugurated in 1969. Next to it is the Madrid Zoo, where the little ones (and not so little ones) can enjoy and which also has a dolphinarium and an aquarium.
Another very interesting place is the Gastronomy Walk. It is a street full of well-known restaurants.
If you don’t want to have lunch or dinner in any of them, you shouldn’t miss out on visiting the area either, because the buildings that house them are well worth it.
And finally, you should not miss visiting its historical monuments that date back to times when the park belonged to the royal family.
Thus, you can find the Puente de la Culebra from 1782, the Puente del Ferrocarril, the Huerta de la Partida or numerous fountains. It is even possible to find bunkers from the Spanish Civil War.