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Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

#26 of 467 things to do in Budapest Features Animals
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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“love animals” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Allatkerti koerut 6-12., Budapest 1146, Hungary
+36 1 273 4900
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The zoo was a very enjoyable experience. There are very many different animals that all ages can enjoy seeing. The zoo could also be used as a place to learn. Each animal had much information about where it lives and how it has evolved. I...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful zoo but only saw half of it today as weather over 30 degrees. Note to self (and any interested parties), take a big bottle of water with you!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Yes the zoo is quite nice but there does seem to be huge areas for improvement. Parking is non-existent and the recommended area for parking is often closed for special events as it was on the day we were there. Also many animal enclosures were...More

Thank mogwaiman
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have to say, I love this zoo and it's definitely my favourite European one I've been to so far! I love all the little gardens (like the Japanese ones) and the fact there's polar bears! I'm well travelled and have never seen them and...More

1  Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my son today to the Budapest Zoo, at the back of the City Park. I first went here 17 years ago and not much has changed, other than a few updated housing areas and more food outlets. The animals are in small cages, and...More

Thank Harry-Bug
Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge zoo, with several programs for children such as: feeding of some animals, short movies in the magic hill. Some of the enclosures however are dity and small, eg. polar bears. There were few bathrooms and were further away from eachother, more bathrooms would...More

Thank Timea3
Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to get up and go to the zoo at 9pm. Make sure you have some cash as most places do not take card inside the zoo, although the main entrance does for tickets. The zoo is nice, lots of variety for animals; Elephants,...More

Thank Luke T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved Budapest but the Zoo was a total disappointment. I felt truly sorry for those poor animals in dirty, small cages. Some of the animals were hurt and bleeding. (It wasn't recent injury) I was with my school and this just ruined our trip....More

Thank tchyrovav
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm lucky enough to live in Melbourne where we have some great zoos but in taking my 2yo son to Budapest zoo, I don't think he even realised we were at a zoo. The animal selection is limited and the enclosures well below modern zoo...More

1  Thank adamontour
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice zoo park. The children loved it and also the small playground was well appreciated. Also the butterfly garden was very nice!

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Katrina W
8 July 2017|
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Response from senseiofsilly | Reviewed this property |
The animals seemed well taken care of and happy. I noticed no issues.
25 July 2016|
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Response from kerry s | Reviewed this property |
To be fair I didn't see any signs of a big botanical gardens within the zoo , but city park which is across the road from the zoo is outstanding and free , have a great visit
21 June 2015|
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Response from Dejan R | Reviewed this property |
Adult ticket, 2500 HUF Child's ticket (2-14 years), 1800 HUF