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Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Allatkerti koerut 6-12., Budapest 1146, Hungary
+36 1 273 4900
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Allatkerti koerut 6-12., Budapest 1146, Hungary
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+36 1 273 4900
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The zoo itself is beatyfull and well planned but the living conditions of the animals are terrible. Even the bigger animals like polar bears, elephants and hippos have small enclosures where they can't even run properly. The water in the enclosures were green, polar bears...More

Thank 2xN
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A recommended place to spend with kids. Walk the stairs of the magic mountain to see the view of area. Americana tropical place was incredible. The lake in the middle of the zoo so beautiful!!! Unfortunately some animals weren't at home e.g. elephant.

Thank annamaria c
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Poor establishment for animals and I feel very distressed after seeing the living "conditions" they are in. • Semi Aquatic animals with no access to water (hippos, otters) • Elephants with no drinking water • Polar bears pacing and very underweight • A lone kangaroo...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

2800 HUF for an adult ticket is a bargain, but I wish I didn't go. I have visited various zoos around Europe, but this one disappointed me. They need to focus on quality rather than quantity, and need to be cleaner as many areas had...More

1  Thank Becky J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Smallest and most cramped zoo I have ever experienced! Even the largest animals at this zoo had minimal space - polar bears, lions, giraffes and elephants all enclosed in enclosures smaller than most UK homes' gardens!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with the kids, had a great time. The animals looked well cared and the place is very nicely decorated.

Thank Hava K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It might be because we are South African that we are used to seeing animals in their natural environment, nevertheless we also have a zoo here in SA (Johannesburg Zoo) which is phenomenal so I do have something to compare it to. On the walking...More

Thank Yachal_D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Zoo is wonderful, offers opportunities for parents with small children (trailer, romobil ...) and a large selection of animals!

Thank ANDREJA-KC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really well organized, cover in green, clean and with good choice of anymals and plants. Nice time with family, we enjoyed!

Thank gnejgebauer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good place where to spend a day in Budapest. Plenty of rare and interesting species, enjoyable atmosphere. A lot of educational information what can be interesting not only for children.

Thank Marija M
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LadandDadLeeds
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6 September 2017|
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Response from AMcS123 | Reviewed this property |
We think you have to pay. You can only feed some animals.
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Hannah-may W
5 August 2017|
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Response from ukmatt01 | Reviewed this property |
no but a brilliant zoo Hannah dont miss it
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