This month in April Madrid is filled with activites and events. In this post we have tried to include some activities that will be fun for all the family, so that you can come to Madrid during the Easter holidays with your family and be sure that you will be able to entertain everyone.
The Natural Science Museum in Madrid occupies two spaces in a huge building overlooking a sloping garden on the Castellana. Much of the north wing is given over to temporary exhibitions: generally a couple of small-scale ones are held annually and a larger, more ambitious one, lasting about a year, is organised every 18 months. They tend to be hands-on, interactive and fun for kids.
Permanently in this wing is 'Mediterranean Nature and Civilisation', a large exhibition of Mediterranean flora and fauna, illustrating the region's biodiversity. The Jardín de Piedras (an outdoor rock garden) exhibits rocks and fossilized logs, most of them from the Community of Madrid. A replica of a Diplodocus is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the museum, along with the skeleton of a Pleistocene era Megatherium americanum from Luján, Argentina, and a stunning whale skeleton more than 20 metres long that will wow visitors of all ages.
Tue-Fri, Sun, public holidays 10am-5pm; Sat and Sun before public holidays 10am-8pm; Sat in Jul and Aug 10am-3pm
From the smallest insect to the biggest mammal, all the species of the planet live together in the Madrid Zoo. More than 6,000 animals belonging to more than 500 species are found there: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. This wonderful zoo is almost 20 hectares and includes a dolphin tank, aquarium, and an aviary, where the best examples of fauna from the five continents are brought together.
Single Entry: 16.90 € (adults) – 13.70 € (3 to 7 year children and adults over 65)
Free (younger than 3 yrs)
Family (three or more children previously authorized): 13.45 € (adults) – 9.20 € (children)
Real Madrid v Malaga
If you are into football or just want an evening out filled with good cheer and great atmosphere then why not go and see Real Madrd vs Malaga at the Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. For tickets to see Real Madrid v Malaga click here
Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid (ES)
Sunday 19-04-2015, 21:00
Royal Palace of Madrid
Another great place to go and visit is The Palacio Real de Madrid aka Royal Palace of Madrid which is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family at the city of Madrid. Although it is the official residence nowadays it is only used for state ceremonies. King Felipe VI and the Royal Family do not reside in the palace, choosing instead the more modest Palacio de la Zarzuela on the outskirts of Madrid.
The palace is owned by the Spanish State and administered by the Patrimonio Nacional, a public agency of the Ministry of the Presidency. The palace is located on Calle de Bailén (Bailén Street), in the Western part of downtown Madrid, and is accessible from the Ópera metro station.
It is a lovely building with lots of history. For more information about the Palacio Real de Madrid click here
€10; consc €5 (5-16s, over-65s, students; free under-5s, 18 May (International Museum Day), Mon_Thu 4pm-6pm Oct-Mar and 6pm-8pm Apr-Sep for EU citizens and residents and Latin American citizens.
Planetario de Madrid (or Planet Mad as it is sometimes known) is a centre which aims to teach people about the cosmos and its history. Concerts beneath the stars, exhibitions, and observations under the supervision of experts. This center has more than 20 years of experience and is a really great place for people of all ages and because of its very reasonable entrance fees it is a great place to go with a family.
Children and over 65s: €1.65
Exhibitions: free entry
If you are coming to Madrid and you are still looking for a place to stay then check out Habitat Apartments where you will find a great selection of apartments that will suit all needs. Featured below is the Alcala Deluxe Apartment which sleeps up to 6 people.
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