Casa de Campo of Madrid
The Casa de Campo is the largest public park in the city, with an area of 1722 hectares.
The park consists of lakes, ponds, oaks, pine trees, unique trees and 133 different species of vertebrates including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish. It also highlights the Snake Bridge, built in 1782 by order of Charles III and an interesting example of Italian Baroque architecture.
La Casa de Campo was historically a hunting reserve for the Spanish monarchy and in 1931 the State ceded it to the people of Madrid.