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Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Address: Allatkerti koerut 6-12., Budapest 1146, Hungary
Phone Number:
+36 1 273 4900
09:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 17:30
Fri - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

One of the oldest zoos in Europe, established in 1866, features the...

One of the oldest zoos in Europe, established in 1866, features the hippopotamus, bred in captivity, and an animal nursery of lion and bear cubs.

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Great zoo

Me and my husband went for a day out, the hotel taxi service took us and it was a really good day, also there was an ice rink across the road which we were planning to go to... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having been to many city zoos, this one rates well in terms of architecture with some lovely old buildings. However in terms of facilities it's not great, and there is very little space for the animals. The hippos were in a very small pool and the massive anaconda would never have been able to uncurl itself in its tiny enclosure.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me and my husband went for a day out, the hotel taxi service took us and it was a really good day, also there was an ice rink across the road which we were planning to go to afterwards but this did close for the afternoon so do check if you wish to do both

Thank Kay8991
Ta' l-Ibrag, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice zoo indeed mapped upon park theme rather than a traditional natural view. Animals appeared to be in good cared for condition and the layout was quite nice too.

Thank Darryl C
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great exhibits and well looked after animals. Very English-friendly and also has plenty of German translations too.

Thank Samantha S
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all... we struggled to find the botanical gardens. There is a small Japanese style garden with a few plants, a pond and some bonsai trees to look at. So in my opinion, the botanical garden title is quite misleading. Some enclosures were closed so I assume some improvements were being made. I found some areas particularly smelly and... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best zoo I've seen so far! In most of the places you walk among the animals. The animals look good and healthy. There is a botanic garden inside. And a lot of place to chill. It is quite big dough. You'll need a lot of time to see it all. There are games for kids here and there, but... More 

Thank Nikolay M
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A compact but well maintained zoo. The animals look happy and well cared for and you can get quite close to most of them. Cost the equivilent of about £20 for two adult a two teenagers to get in. A lovely way to spend 2 or 3 hours as long as its not raining

Thank AlibongoDerby
San Salvador, El Salvador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Animals are well taken care of, although the elephant pen is small and this pains me. My kids love it and the entrance is a beautiful testimony to the influence of Art Nouveau.

Thank Mariana H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the weather (cold winds and torrential rain) we thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the zoo!!! One of the best zoos I've ever been to! So much to see and do and lots of interactive information. The ticket price is cheap and cheerful. Perfect for a rainy day activity as a lot of the enclosures are inside or under cover.... More 

Thank Chiggins91
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't imagine that being in Budapest on winter would be such a problem! But it was, especially for the animals that were on a winter sleep!!! And there were a lot of them!! And the other, were just cold and sleepy!! So we saw sleeping: lions, tigers, bears, rhinos and lots of apes!! But the Zoo, even without half... More 

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