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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 - 18:00
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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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Well I definitely have a soft spot for this Zoo, as we've visited it for years with the 3 kids (and still do but not so often as before), and we love it. I'd encourage you to go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well I definitely have a soft spot for this Zoo, as we've visited it for years with the 3 kids (and still do but not so often as before), and we love it. I'd encourage you to go there for the whole day, because there's so much to see. And not just the animals - it has many historic and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The zoo is great. But the elephant house with it's blue tiled domed roof is fabulous. There are countless lifesize carvings of animals like crocodiles that small children will enjoy climbing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

my 10 years old sister insisted on visiting the zoo, so we went! quite disappointing as we didn't get to see many - most animals are inside seeing that its freezing outside. weird that we didn't see any staff around as well. zoo is pretty empty, quiet as there isn't many visitors. but we got too see a few unusual... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the zoo was very nice but unfortunetely it was freezing so most of the animals were inside. its better to visit in good weather

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting collection of animals including a new Australia and New Zealand exhibit, this zoo is surprisingly tucked away just behind Heroes square and easily visited in a half day. Check out some of the rarer animals like the Bhutanese Taksin along with the beautiful giraffes. Well cared for animals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the whole day here and it was amazing. I cannot believe how cheap it was and the zoo enclosures were super clean.

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Geneva, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't normally ever think of going to a zoo, yet a solo traveler I had met the day before asked if I wanted to join. I didn't have any plans that day so why not? It's located right near one of the bathes (where I was the day before) which felt like sort of a dicey area. Although I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delightful zoo. Worth the trip out there. Took the bus directly to the entrance. The lions and tigers came right up to the glass and growled at us. Took some amazing photos. We were surprised at how clean and well organized this zoo was.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Budapest zoo on our last day there and really loved it. The organization of the zoo is very good, thematic. Since it was winter time most animals were in their inner places, so we could really see them up close. Animal houses are beautiful and interesting, representing the natural habitat of animals. Some monkeys and birds are in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As regular attenders of zoos first it must be noted how cheap it was to get in, around 6 or 7 pound which compared to English zoos is very cheap. A very nice variety or animals and quite easy to explore and have time to do other things in the day. Some of the enclosures were a bit small, but... More 

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