|Take The Kids
Look Behind You!
The ancient art of puppetry is alive and well in Madrid. Take the children to the Retiro Park on Sunday morning to see knockabout
shows that produce howls of laughter and plenty of audience participation. Even if you don't speak Spanish, the language of
puppetry is international. Find them by the estanque (lake).
Messing about in Boats Another amusement in the Retiro Park is boating on the estanque (lake), under the watchful eye of Alfonso XII. Across the city in the Casa de Campo is another boating lake.
As a city Madrid has a limited number of attractions that appeal to the non-Spanish-speaking child. All children, however, are welcome in cafés and restaurants, and local youngsters tend to stay up later than their contemporaries from northern Europe or America.