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Camino de la Warner
Parque Warner Madrid
#About the Large Theme Park in Spain

Warner Park (Camino de la Warner) outside of Madrid is a fun and large theme park, and competes with the largest amusement parks in Europe, like Disneyland Paris, Gardaland, and others.

This theme park is for families and teenagers that love adrenaline. It is located about 25 kilometers from Madrid, about a one hour drive from Puerta del Sol, mostly on the metro, with a short bus ride.

There are no less than 5 roller coasters at the parks, including one with 7 loops, that reach the speed of 100 kilometers per hours. Part of the loops are really scary, and are totally in the dark. There are some roller coasters where the experiences is virtual, by wearing masks for virtual reality.

In the park there are amazing performances, including advanced special effects, with rides that'll get you wet, with water, turning it into a fun site, a great place for the hot summer days.

For families there are activities and attractions for small children of all ages.



#Park Areas

The name of the park is Warner Park, like the name of the American film company, Warner Bros, the largest competitor to Disney.

Warner Bros built this park as a sort of peak into the cinema industry and the world of film. It is no surprise that the main street of the park is an exact replica of avenues from Hollywood and Beverly Hills. From here you can enter different areas:

Superhero world - here you will meet Superman, Wonderwoman, Batman, and more cinema superheroes.

Warner Brothers Studios - you can meet and enjoy the studios of known movies

Village of animated movies - you can peak into the houses of the famous Looney Tunes heroes, like Tweety, Bugs Bunny, Silvester, Daffy Duck, and more.

The wild west area - you will enter the world of gunfights, horse racing, and more.


#Tips

If you are trying to make up your mind between Warner Park and other attractions in Madrid, of course, Warner Park provides a much more impressive list of attractions. On the other hand it is more expensive and has a long drive back and forth.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/7M1brFegyFY


Experiences from the Different Attractions:

https://youtu.be/yffy3i5NZgQ


One of the Roller Coasters:

https://youtu.be/d9V_FbMsH4M


The Wet Rio Bravo River:

https://youtu.be/sAsVWy8nRmI
Planetario De Madrid
Planetario De Madrid
#About the Place to Learn About the Galaxy

The commercial symbol of the Planetario de Madrid is without a doubt the large dome at the top of the building, that can be seen from far away.

But the distances in which the planetarium deals are on a completely different scale. The purpose of the planetarium is to teach children, youth and adults about phenomena like the starry sky we see, the solar system and its components, the forces that produce the movement of stars, the universe and other objects in space and celestial bodies.

The permanent view of the planetarium presents the development of the science of astronomy and the study of stars, from antiquity to the present. This is done with over 150 video projectors and slides, synchronized to show and simulate the stars of the solar system with relative precision, the various galaxies, the black holes in the space, and more.

Other areas in the Planetarium are the movie theaters, the Astronomical Hall, the chnging exhibition hall, the observatory tower and the almost inevitable souvenir shop, which also offers books on the space around us.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/Eh08l0WtEVM



Some of the Movies Screened Here:

https://youtu.be/axs30G9NO64
Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
#About the Amusement Park in Casa de Campo

Parque de Atracciones de Madrid is a large and inexpensive amusement park that is located inside the large Casa de Campo, and is for the whole family.

This amusement park is a great place for a vacation with the kids, to leave the urban environment, to drive out of the city of Madrid and its squares and palaces.

You will find attractions for toddlers, children, teenagers, and parents. Rides for little ones and different roller coasters, Ferris wheel, water slides, live performances, and a puppet theater for young children, and other great attractions - this not so large park, you will enjoy!

Among the attractions you can find:

Vértigo - a roller coaster for smaller children (anyone taller than 110 centimeters).

Tornado - a ride where you will be tied down from your shoulders, as your feet hang out in the air and you move at the speed of 80 kilometers per hours, for longer than half a kilometer (only for those who are 120 centimeters or taller).

La Lanzadera - like skydiving, for those who love heights. you will fall 63 meters down at fast speeds (only for those who are taller than 120 centimeters).

Top Spin - a ride that will spin you from all directions (recommended to come here before you eat, and only for those who are taller than 140 centimeters.

Abismo - a roller coaster that falls into the abyss, a fall of 49 meters, at the speed of 100 kilometers per hour (only for those taller than 135 centimeters).



#Tips

For the long lines, during tourist season we recommend buying a "fast pass."

In the park are different eateries, cafes, restaurants, stores, but be sure to bring water, because it can get hot, and it can be important to buy water.

Bring sunscreen, because in the park there are many areas without shade.

Part of the rides are dangerous for those with heart conditions, check in advance!

The amusement park is small in comparison to the faraway Warner Park (about an hour away from Puerta del Sol), and expensive (45 euros), but many say this park is worth it, because of its proximity to the city and its cheaper ticket (about 20 euros).



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/2Az2bxkGHQM


The Fall:

https://youtu.be/c9obwQdRt44


Another Look:

https://youtu.be/qJF15ZWsbVE
Teleferico
Teleferico
#About the Cable Car that Will Take You To the Beautiful View Point

Madrid's cable car (Teleferico) has been operating since 1969, and is considered a great attraction.

To ride the cable car, get to the Rosales metro station, in Parque de Oeste. From here ascend the cable car, above the treetops, with the beautiful views, from the height of 620 meters above sea level, over all of Madrid.

Next to the wonderful Madrid views and its surroundings, you can see above the Egyptian Temple of Debod, The Royal Palace of Madrid and Almudena Cathedral, from a different angle.

The Madrid cable car will bring you on a track for 11 minutes, from Paseo del Pintor Rosales, north of Plaza de Espana, over the Manzanares River, and to the heart of the Casa de Campo park, a distance of 2.5 kilometers.


#Tips

To get to the cable car, reach the metro station Rosales.

The cable car opens at 12:00 pm.

On the way back you can pick the metro or buy a ticket in advance back and forth on the cable car.

In the park Casa de Campo itself you can spend many hours, like at the zoo or the aquarium fo Madrid, and in the amusement park of the city Parque de Atracciones de Madrid. All these are located a few minutes walking from the cable car.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/ccnn8OMYCNE


A Visit to the Cable Car:

https://youtu.be/IUhdn-E6_tQ

Attractions for Children in Madrid

Museo de Cera
Museo de Cera
#To Be with the Beatles, Harry Potter and Charlie Chaplin

On Columbus Circle you will find the Museo de Cera, where you can meet popular characters from the world of cinema, sports and culture, in their wax versions. The wax museum is suitable for children, but it is also an experienced for adults with humor.

In each room here are characters from another field. Here are figures from Spanish history, the world of sports and the world politics. All these are presented alongside famous film actors, pop stars and well-known artists from the history of art.

Each room plays music adapted to its theme. Here you will find the stars of the Real Madrid football team. Characters from the world of television and film, such as Bart Simpson, Superman, Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. History and art also take a place here, with figures of great artists such as Picasso, standing next to historical figures such as Queen Cleopatra and Columbus.

There are also nice and unique attractions, such as the "Fear Train," suitable for large children, a terror museum and a simulator that simulates space flight. There is also a film about the history of Spain and dinosaurs that just left Jurassic Park.

Among the sculptures of wax seen when wandering around, there are also "living" characters, who amuse the audience and take selfie photos with them.


#Tips

Buying tickets online will lower the entrance fee.

There are discounted rates for whole families.


A Closer Look at the Madrid Museo de Cera:

https://youtu.be/9htTki9hVu0
Real Jardin Botanico
Real Jardin Botanico
#About the Oldest Botanical Gardens in Europe


South of the Prado Museum, along the Prado promenade, there are Madrid's Botanical Gardens (Real Jardin Botanico). This is a place for plant and gardening enthusiasts, you will find many flowers here, plants and information. The park spreads between the Neptune Fountain and Atocha metro station.

The botanical gardens, considered the most ancient in Europe, were established in 1755 by King Ferdinand VI. It was a time when botany was a popular hobby, and very popular among European nobility. In 1781 the gardens were design and renovated by the architect Juan de Villanueva, and the botanist Gomez Ortega.

In the botanical gardens there are almost 100,000 plants, different bushes, including herbs, medicinal plants and water plants. There is also a great greenhouse with tropical vegetation that requires a controlled climate and quite a few pleasant corners, which will allow rest for visitors, between the beautiful vegetation and the special trees.

At the store at the entrance you can buy books about botanical gardens, dried plants, photos, and souvenirs.



#Tips

Entrance to children under 10 years old is free.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/m9ILh0D256c



A Visit to the Madrid Botanical Gardens:

https://youtu.be/gfLA-Yt61dA
Casa de Campo
Casa de Campo
#About Madrid's Large Park for the Madrid Natives

If you need to take a rest, or a place to let your kids run around, then Casa de Campo is the place for you.

Once it was just for royal family members, who used it as hunting grounds. It is also a forest created by King Philip II.

Today Casa de Campo is open to all. There are many walking trails and bike riding lanes, a fun amusement park, boats for sailing on the lake, sports facilities, wide greenhouse, food stalls with delicious local foods and few cafes and restaurants.

The park itself is spread on almost 20 square kilometers and is without a doubt the largest public park in Madrid. There is the large Madrid Zoo and Aquarium.

You can arrive at Casa de Campo from the cable car, leaving from Parque de Oeste.


#Tips

Casa de Campo is not a must-see site in Madrid, but anyone with a little time to spare should make the trip.


A Closer Look at Casa de Campo:

https://youtu.be/IkXI08y3lkg
Madrid Zoo
Madrid Zoo
#About the Large Zoo in Casa de Campo

The large zoo in Madrid (Zoo Aquarium de Madrid) in Casa de Campo is one of the prettiest zoos in Spain, and in Europe, that in the same venue offer a zoo and a dolphinarium, with two dolphin shows each day, a large fish aquarium, a reptile park, and a bird area.

The zoo is a leading attraction for children and families in Madrid, with about 6,000 animals from about 500 species. This makes the zoo and the aquarium into a very special attraction.

From the amazing dolphins, the huge and rare panda bears, koalas and gorillas, chimpanzees, red orangutans, lions, elephants, monkies, reptiles, and birds - there is everything here. This very large zoo, visited by tourists from all over the world, has different land and underwater animals.

In the zoo are botanical gardens with about 100,000 different plants. Fun for the whole family!




#Tips

Try arriving early in summer, with water and a sun hat, it can get very hot here around noon.

Family tickets are offered.

Don't miss the dolphin show at 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm.

Bring your own food, many times the restaurants can be closed here.

In the winter months some displays might be closed, make sure to look into it before you arrive.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/jrC72TqB3M4



Flamingo Feedings at the Zoo:

https://youtu.be/Ic_fg7uiYdg



Rare Panda Bears in the Zoo:

https://youtu.be/xz6Na1oWOKU


El Estdio de Santiago Bernabu
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
#About the Big Stadium of the City

Even non-soccer fans may find themselves visiting one of Madrid's biggest attractions - the El Estádio de Santiago Bernabéu. This is one of the most famous and luxurious stadiums in Europe.

This soccer stadium serves as the home of the city's luxury team and one of the best soccer clubs in the world, Real Madrid.

If you are lucky and there is a Real Madrid game while you are in town, do not miss it. It's a real experience. The Spanish crowd of Real fans is warm and active. Seeing their game at the magnificent Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, surrounded by fans and the amazing atmosphere they create - this is an unforgettable experience.

If you are not lucky and there are no games while you are in Madrid- tourists are invited to take a pleasant tour where you can see the players locker rooms, the showroom, the press box, the prize hall, the museum, the players' benches, the soccer field, and of course - the expensive souvenir shop.


#Tips

The tour costs money.

For a dazzling display of excellent Spanish football, try to check football season if you can buy Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid tickets when playing at home.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/muGyJEu12A8


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