Hotel Puerta de Toledo

La Casa de Campo te espera

By | 31 January, 2016 | 0 comments

Yes, it’s winter, but staying in your hotel or indoors in a coffee shop or a museum is not the way to live. Go out and go to the Casa de Campo. Breathe in fresh air, walk and recharge your batteries. It’s just a stone’s throw from the centre of Madrid, a walk from Plaza de España or accessible by metro (Lines 5 and 10 to Casa de Campo). You can also go there on the famous cable car and enjoy the fantastic views that this option offers.

I different way to discover Madrid’s green lung is on a Segway. Check out this website and click on the Tour section, where you can see the different programmed options that they have at 35 euros for a 90-minute tour. On this other website you can also find Segway services and different routes other than in Casa de Campo.

Another great attraction of this park is the zoo that is located inside, which also has an aquarium that is celebrating its twentieth birthday. Here, you can enjoy the different areas, labelled continents, with all their different animals and the programmed exhibitions and talks. You can also eat at the African restaurant Kibanda, at Bagaray or snack something from the many fast-food stalls. Tickets start at 16.90€, which we recommend you buy online for the discount.

You should also visit the lake for a nice boat ride, which you can rent at Paseo del Embarcadero, 8. It will help you forget that you are in Spain’s most populated city, despite it being an artificial lake, albeit one that looks authentic. Renting a boat for 45 minutes costs 5.80€ during the week and 7.50€ on weekends.

To eat, Casa de Campo still preserves a few places that are going out of fashion. There are bars where you can have a beer and a packet of crisps and also, for something a little different, try Casa Mingo, a restaurant dedicated to roast chickens. It won’t let you down, precisely due to its unpretentious nature.

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