Madrid, the capital and largest city in Spain, is also the largest city in the EU (European Union), only London and Berlin are larger. It has an estimated metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. Amusingly, it is also right in the middle of Spain and rightly so because it’s the country’s cultural center. It has medieval castles, towering churches like the Iglesia de San Nicolás, and beautiful country scenery. Madrid has everything for everyone and what better way to enjoy your visit to this historic European city than to go to its many theme parks and amusement parks. Allow us to get you started on your Madrid adventure by presenting a list of top theme parks and amusement parks in Madrid, Spain. Read on and prepare to have the ride of your life.
Editor’s Note: Water park is permanently closed.
Madrid has an inland Mediterranean climate. The hottest month is July with an average temperature of 32 to 33 °C (90 to 91 °F) depending on location. But don’t sweat it (no pun intended) there are numerous water parks in the city. One that we can recommend is Aquopolis located near the heart of the city proper. Their attractions are divided into three classes: ‘High Excitement’ for the avid thrill seekers, 'Moderate’ where adults and children can both enjoy, and 'Children’s’ for the little ones.
Address: Carretera Nacional II, Km 15.5, 28830 San Fernando de Henares, Spain
Opening hours: Monday 11:00 am - 11:15 pm / Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm / Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Price: Adult (+140 cm tall) USD 25.00 / Senior (older than 65 years) and children (90 cm to 140 cm tall) USD 20
2. Madrid snow zone
If water parks aren’t your thing but you still want to cool off then look no further. Madrid Snow Zone is a snow-covered track in Madrid Xanadú shopping mall and entertainment center in Spain. It’s the only one in Spain and one of the largest in the world. They got ski bikes, bobsleds, snowboards, and more. They’ve got everything every winter sports aficionado will want. Their rates vary depending on how long you’d like to use the facility and the type of activity you choose to do.
Madrid snow zone
Address: Carretera Autovía A-5, Madrid, Spain
Website: Madrid snow zone
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm / Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm / Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Price: USD 20 - USD 35
If you can’t get enough of animals and you want to see an extensive collection of God’s creatures, then head over to Faunia. This 14 hectares (35 acres) zoo and botanical garden have 4000 animals divided into 500 species. Faunia is organized to represent the Earth’s natural ecosystems the forest, polar regions, and the jungles. You and your family will have a chance to observe these animals in their natural habitat.
Address: Av. de las Comunidades 28, Madrid, Spain
Opening hours: 10:30 am - 5:00/6:00 pm
Price: USD 39. Please check out their website for more details
4. Parque Europa
To get to this picturesque park from the heart of the city. The Madrid metro has a station with the same name as the park. It’s on Line 12 of the Madrid Metro located in fare Zone B2. Once you get there you’ll see famous landmarks around Europe like the London Bridge, the Eiffel tower, the Fountain of Neptune, and more. The best part is that the entrance to the park is free.
Address: Calle Cañada, s/n, 28850 Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain
Website: Parque Europa
Opening hours: Sun -Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm / Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Price: Free entrance
5. Aventura Amazonia
Aventura Amazonia is a network of adventure theme parks. Reconnect with mother nature and climb the trees like some Iberian Tarzan searching for your Jane. Two parks are located near the city of Madrid, Aventura Amazonia Cercedilla and Aventura Amazonia Pelayos. More than 100 games, 22 Tirolinas, and 50 team building dynamics await you in the trees!
Address: Parque Recreativo de las Berceas, Carretera de las Dehesas M-966, Km 3,9, 28470 Cercedilla, Madrid, Spain
Website: Aventura Amazonia
Opening hours: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Price: Prices vary from one park to another; USD 19 for children (from 1.15m to 1.34m. or from 6 yrs old); USD 22 for juniors (from 1.35 m or under 16 years); USD 25 for adults
6. Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
This is the third oldest operating amusement park in Spain. It’s 36 attractions, 7 roller coasters, and 3 water rides attract an average of 2.2 million visitors per year. This amusement park is a must see for the traveling thrill seekers visiting Madrid. The park has four zones, Nickelodeonland is the newest zone and it’s dedicated to kids.
Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
Address: Casa de Campo, s/n, 28011 Madrid, Spain
Website: Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
Openin hours: Weekends 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Price: Adult (+140 cm tall) and a child ( 100 cm to 140 cm tall) can expect to pay an average of USD 39
7. Madrid Zoo Aquarium
The people of Spain have long maintained some of the best zoos and aquariums in the world. Just like Zoo Aquarium de Madrid located in Casa de Campo in Madrid. They have a petting zoo for the kiddies and an aquarium with 2,000,000 l (530,000 US gal) of salt water. Other attractions include an Aviary, dolphin exhibit, and the world-famous giant pandas.
Madrid Zoo Aquarium
Address: Casa de Campo, s/n, 28011 Madrid, Spain
Website: Madrid Zoo Aquarium
Opening hours: Mon - Thur 11:00 am - 5:30 pm / Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Price: Adult (7-64 years) USD 26.80 / kid (3-7 years) USD 21.68
8. Adventure Park Zip Line Madrid
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If you’ve had enough of the city life in Madrid and want to see some beautiful mountain scenery? Then, what better way to do it then from a Zipline. Adventure Park Zip Line Madrid offers you a chance to inhale some refreshing air while enjoying the exhilarating ride on a zip line. Enjoy a two-three hours’ adventure and they even offer Forest horseback riding and hiking.
Adventure Park Zip Line Madrid
Address: 28012 Madrid, Spain
Website: Adventure Park Zip Line Madrid
Opening hours: Weekends 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Price: USD 51.14 (minimum of 2 persons 12 yrs old and up)
Located just south of Madrid, thrill seekers can get there via public transportation or car. This park has roller coasters like the Superman: La Atracción de Acero with its floorless train giving you the feel of flying with the man of steel. However, if you’re not keen on losing your lunch in front of your friends, then we suggest trying the more kiddie friendly rides from their Cartoon Village.
Parque Warner Madrid Entrance Tickets with Optional Transfer
Duration: 1 day
Safari Madrid is located just 31 miles (50 km) from Madrid. It’s approximately an hour-and-a-half drive from the nation’s capital. They have lions, tigers, camels, giraffes, and all the animals you’d expect to see on an African safari adventure. Be sure to bring apples and carrots so you can enjoy feeding the animals through your car’s window.
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