Part zoo, part theme park, Faunia recreates the world's different ecosystems in a series of domes. Best of the bunch is the Amazon jungle house, which echoes with the screech of exotic birds; an intense tropical storm is simulated every half hour. And in summer Penguin World, an impressive reconstruction of the Antarctic complete with temperatures that vary between -2º and -5º, where you can see the little fellas zipping about, is wildly popular. Faunia is not a cheap day out, you're not allowed to bring in food from outside and queues can be long.
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- Avda de las Comunidades, 28
- Valdebernardo (M: L9); Vicálvaro (Renfe: C2)
- €25.95 8-64s; €19.95 3-7s and over-65s; free under-3s
- Opening hours:
- Summer: Sun-Wed 10.30am-8.30pm, Thu-Sat 10.30am-midnight; Winter: Mon-Fri 10.30am-5pm, Sat and Sun 10.30am-7pm. Spring: Mon-Fri 10.30am-6pm, Sat and Sun 10.30am-8pm. Autumn: Mon-Fri 10.30am-6pm, Sat and Sun 10.30am-7pm.
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