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From The Reef Shark To The Exotic Cassowary | Explore The Zoo Aquarium Madrid

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While Madrid is steeped in history, with landmarks such as the Royal Palace and Puerta del Sol showcasing its past, it isn't only known for its historical significance; it's also a modern and lively city. From world-class art museums like the Prado Museum to its lively nightlife and delicious cuisine, there is something for everyone here. One such destination is the Madrid Zoo Aquarium.

Madrid Zoo Aquarium in a Nutshell

Giant lion - Zoo Aquarium Madrid
Madrid Zoo aquarium
Panda sitting on the tree in Zoo Aquarium Madrid

Handy information

⏰ Suggested Duration: 4 hours
☀️ Best Time to Visit:During the day, morning hours
🎟️ Madrid Zoo Aquarium€19
💜 Zoo Aquarium Madrid + Parque de Atracciones de Madrid: €40

Must-see at the Zoo Aquarium Madrid

    1. Dolphins
    2. Sea Lion
    3. Cassowary

Getting There

Casa de Campo, s/n, 28011
Madrid - Spain
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Opening Hours

Madrid Zoo Aquarium is open daily from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

Last admission is at 5:00 PM.

Why Visit the Madrid Zoo Aquarium?

The dolphinarium and the sea lions are one of the biggest appeals to the visitors of Zoo Aquarium Madrid.

dolphinarium - Zoo aquarium madrid

Recommended Madrid Zoo Aquarium Tickets

Depending on the kind of experience you seek and time in hand, you can choose from a variety of Rome Zoo tickets.

Highlights of Madrid Zoo Aquarium


Animals at the Zoo Aquarium Madrid

The cassowary is a formidable flightless bird with vibrant plumage and a unique casque, found in the lush forests of New Guinea and surrounding islands.

Cassowary - zoo aquarium madrid

2Sea Lions

Animals at the Zoo Aquarium Madrid

Sea lions are marine mammals known for their sleek bodies and playful nature, often spotted sunbathing on rocky shores or gliding through coastal waters.

Sea Lions - Zoo aquarium Madrid

3Ocean Dolphins

Animals at the Zoo Aquarium Madrid

Ocean dolphins, with their intelligent expressions and playful leaps, are highly social marine creatures that navigate the vast seas in tight-knit pods. The Ocean Dolphin Show is something you don't want to miss!

Dolphin- Zoo aquarium Madrid

4The Binturong

Animals at the Zoo Aquarium Madrid

The binturong, or "bearcat," is a mysterious arboreal mammal, recognizable by its prehensile tail and scent-marking abilities. These are generally found dwelling in the treetops of Southeast Asian rainforests.

Binturong - zoo aquarium madrid


Animals at the Zoo Aquarium Madrid

The reindeer are emblematic of the Arctic and subarctic regions, showcasing impressive antlers and an incredible ability to traverse snowy landscapes in search of food.


6Shark Tank

Animals at the Zoo Aquarium Madrid

The aquarium has a shark tank for the delight of the public, including Gray Reef Sharks and the Bull Shark.

shark tank

Best Time to Visit the Madrid Zoo Aquarium

The best time to visit Madrid Zoo Aquarium is during the spring season, from March to May. The weather during this time is pleasant and ideal for exploring the outdoor exhibits and enjoying the various shows and attractions. It's best if you visit in the morning when the aquarium is less crowded, allowing you to have an immersive and memorable experience with the animals.

Zoo Aquarium Madrid Opening Hours

  • General Timings: The Madrid Zoo Aquarium opens at 10:30 AM and closes at 6:00 PM.
  • Last Admission: The last entry time is at 5:00 PM.
  • Night Hours: There are no night hours available for visitors after regular closing hours.
  • Closed: The Madrid Zoo Aquarium is closed on Mondays.

Getting There

By Bus

You can catch bus number 33, which stops right outside the zoo. Check the schedule for the most up-to-date timings.

By Metro

Hop on Line 10 and get off at the Casa de Campo station. From there, follow the signs pointing towards the zoo entrance, and you'll be there in no time.

Tips to Visit the Zoo Aquarium Madrid

  • Don't miss the dolphin show, which takes place twice daily at 12:30 PM and 5:30 PM.
  • Download the Madrid Zoo Aquarium app for an interactive experience.
  • Check the feeding schedule in advance to witness the animals' mealtime.
  • Pack your own meals or carry food because there's not a lot of options for food inside.

Restaurants Near the Zoo Aquarium Madrid

beer with snack
La Manzana

An Asturian restaurant with terrace dining, it is the perfect place for a couple of beers and a quick aperitif.

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El Mercado de Montiz

A budget-friendly place which serves incredible tapas! Make sure to try their octopus and green herring.

oxtail and cod dish
Eiffel Restaurante

A family run-eater, the Eiffel Restaurante serves Spanish classics. They have a greate range of gluten-free items. Among their menu highlights are the oxtail and cod.

Things to Do Near the Zoo Aquarium Madrid


Can I bring my pets to the Madrid Zoo Aquarium?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed inside Madrid Zoo Aquarium, with the exception of service animals accompanying individuals with disabilities.

Can I bring my own food and drinks into Madrid Zoo Aquarium?

Yes, you can! The zoo also offers a wide range of dining options, including restaurants and snack bars, to suit different tastes and budgets.

Are there any restaurants in the zoo?

Yes, there are! Restaurants, as well as food kiosks and vending machines.

Zoo Aquarium Madrid Guide