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“A Budapest attraction not to be missed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
Allatkerti Krt. 6-12, Budapest H-1146, Hungary
+36 1 273 4900
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Ranked #32 of 290 Attractions in Budapest
Type: Zoos
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Kastanienbaum, Switzerland
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“A Budapest attraction not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

If there is reincarnation then my wish is to come back again to Budapest Zoo because I will be assured of a lovely home, ample food, a constant stream of adulating visitors without having to worry about paying the mortgage or being eaten by predators.

At this city centre Zoo there is surely an amazing array of fauna looking completely at home, well-fed, and at peace with the world in very beautiful gardens extending to over 23 acres graced with an abundance of flora including majestic as well as waterways, and man-made features such as craggy heights, botanical gardens and as well as excellent habitat for our fauna friends.

Some of the displays are highly innovative and informative. There are several architectural gems, most notably the Elephant House. My only criticism is the almost total lack of English signage and narrative throughout the Park, given that no visit to Budapest would be complete for the estimated 3 million annual foreign visitors without a visit to this outstanding attraction

Visited May 2013
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“Nice day out to see animals and flora”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We had a lovely day seeing some beautiful sights at the zoo. Start by getting the special zoo ticket at Gundel's next door, for the combined ticket with continental breakfast. You save just 300 HUF, but the treat is worth it. Enjoy in the restaurant however before entering the zoo.
We saw lion cubs and a baby elephant! Meercats and penguins were also very cute.

The only animal who looked sad was the polar bear. He kept pacing up and down all day in a repetitive manner. Perhaps he was too warm as it was about 30 degrees.

Visited April 2013
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Iasi, Romania
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“A lot of animals!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Here we spent the last day of our holiday and it was magnificent! A lot of beautiful animals that I didn't think I ever see them! We spent a whole day and still not had enough time to fully savor the atmosphere. I'm sure kids would love to spend here one day!

Visited November 2012
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Timisoara
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“Various and big”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Very well organized, you need at leat 4 hours to visit all. I had the chance to see baby elephants and baby lions.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We hadn't planned to go there, but so glad we did. It was beautifully landscaped, and lots to see. 4 adorable lion cubs, and two baby meerkats! Good value, but just a pity we didn't have more time.

Visited April 2013
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