Casa de Campo Park
Casa de Campo translates to country home, and did indeed once house the royal hunting lodge—in fact, you can still spot deer and rabbits. While it’s been engulfed by the city, it still feels much like an escape, and an enormous one at that: There are winding bike trails, a boating lake, Madrid’s zoo and aquarium, along with a massive, rollercoaster-laden amusement park. And, If you take the cableway in, you’ll also benefit from some of the best views of Madrid down below. Photos: Jose A.