POINTS OF INTEREST
One of the most comprehensive zoological parks in Europe, Madrid's zoo houses a large variety of animals (including rarities such as an albino tiger) that are grouped according to their geographical origin. It also has a dolphinarium and a wild bird sanctuary that hold entertaining exhibitions twice a day on weekdays and more often on weekends—check times on arrival and show up early to get a good seat. Reduced ticket prices are available by booking online. The zoo is in the Casa de Campo, a large park right outside the western part of the city. Although the nearest metro stop is Casa de Campo, it's best reached via the Príncipe Pío stop, then Bus No. 33.