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“Sad to see animals in such a distressed state” 2 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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$28*
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Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Bike
Ranked #32 of 404 things to do in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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“Sad to see animals in such a distressed state”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

We went with high hopes to find so many animals,birds,monkeys all somewhat distressed and living in asmall dirty cramped environment . Compared to other Zoos we have visited the Budapest Zoo is not a animal friendly environment , the polar bear was encompassed in a tragic pen of types aimlessly marching to and fro along with the tiger and lions also in dirty pens very sad experience we weren't happy to see the animals in this state .

Visited July 2013
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“A Zoo worth seeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

I am not usually a fan of Zoos, preferring safari parks, however my daughter loves them so whilst in Budapest we went to the Zoo. It's not too big and easy to walk round over a half day or longer if you wanted. The animal enclosures looked good and te animals looked healthy. All in all a great little zoo.

Visited July 2013
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“Unique and fun experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The Budapest Zoo is great value at about $11 per adult. It has a lot of animals and the enclosures are surprisingly "open". Here are some of our highlights:
1. Two-toed sloths were out in the open and could be touched
2. Saw a python having a rabbit for dinner
3. Interacted with a camel
4. Incredible gorilla habitat

The zoo is very clean and the enclosures are more natural (not a lot of cages). When we visited, many of the animals had given birth so there were lots of babies! Fun-filled day.

Visited July 2013
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“I like it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

It was hot day but i enjoyed , i have lunch there and i walk through the zoo , the buildings are very nice and the animals as well , i spend few hours walking there and if it happen i will visit the zoo again .

Visited June 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Great day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I visited this zoo during a family holiday.
The entrance fee is not too bad, compared to some of the other Zoo`s I visited. It is also very well maintained, full of trees, benches, the animal enclosures are also large and the animals very clean and seemed very happy. It does say something about the size that we spent a good 5 hours in the Zoo and have not even been to all the `houses` with the reptiles, insects, etc. Also, unlike some other Zoos you can really see the animals up close and there is a little petting zoo with goats for little children where they can go inside and feed the animals. Another point is that while at many other zoos food and drink prices are extortionate, in the Budapest one everything costs just as much as in other parts of the city.
A must visit when on a family holiday in Budapest.

Visited September 2012
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