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Address: Piazza del Giardino Zoologico, 1, 00197 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 36 08 211
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Good zoo, not overly priced (€16) and a few things need work

As a person who works in a zoo in the uk you always spot the good and bad points of different enclosures. The zoo itself has done a good job with some of the animal enclosures... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a person who works in a zoo in the uk you always spot the good and bad points of different enclosures. The zoo itself has done a good job with some of the animal enclosures, the animals look healthy and have areas of refuge. The main downside was the lay out of the zoo, not good for people who... More 

Thank Alex D
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo is situated in a park, and was the perfect size for our last 1.5hrs in Rome. It cost 16 euros each which is pretty cheap compared to UK zoos. We got a couple of sandwiches and drinks for 8 euros too, which also seemed cheap. Although most of the snack places were closed when we were there, only... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bioparco was an unexpected pleasure while walking through the beautiful Borghese park. Relatively compact and some decent exhibits - Pygmy hippos were a big hit, as was the reptile house. The armadillos were surprisingly entertaining (and amorous) ... And the free roaming peacocks kind of a modest thrill. Giraffes and elephants interesting and seem relatively well-cared for. Oh, and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was worried after reading the reviews that I would not enjoy the welfare situation of the animals, but in the whole I was fairly satisfied with their situations. Some of the grazing animals could have had more room to actually graze and roam but the rest of the animals were generally well catered for. Main downside to this is... More 

Thank Becki L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this zoo is unfortunately not near the centre and can be quite a walk, if you can I would recommend visiting as it has a varied array of animals and its a pleasant walk through on a nice day. Its also connected to a lovely park with hidden statues. On the downside it can be a bit pricey compared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big zoo with many kinds of different animals. Ticket costs only 16€! Wear comfortable shoes it takes lot of walking. some of the most interesting animals includes for example asian elephants, giraffes, hippopotamuses and reptile house. Prices were pretty cheap in cafeteria but there are also nice areas to take a picnic. you could see peacocks wandering around the area... More 

Thank Roosa R
Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots and lots animals to see.Took around 5-6 hours from us.Would probably be perfect for families with kids,but me and my spouse had nice time just the two of us too.More animals that I have ever seen anywhere else and beautiful, different little areas of nature.Great reptile-house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love visiting zoos when I travel overseas. I'm a fan of hippos so loved they they had hippos and Pygmy hippos. Easily accessible to walk to. Clean zoo and I found the enclosures very good and beautiful park to walk around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had read the reviews before visiting so had an open mind however was pleasantly surprised. The Zoo is lovely, the enclosures are not too small for the animals- I was shocked that people had commented stating such a thing?! It was not too busy so we were able to comfortably walk around and see everything we wanted. The standout... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you go thru this zoo, you need to consider the large number of animal species. You also need to see past the condition of the facility. Highlights Tiger, zebra, elephant, lion, kmodo dragon, giant turtle and a first rate reptile house. Not crowded. Lowlights Cafeteria not own at noon on a Friday. Somewhat run down appearance. Wikipedia reports The... More 

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Young and well-to-do families are the street flavor of Parioli. A new kind of Rome, this area is centuries away from the Renaissance with its pockets of 1930s palaces, tony boutiques, open-air markets and plenty of coffee shops. Parioli was built as an enclave for last century’s haute bourgeois and still represents as such in 21st century Rome. Need a break? The area has several great sporting clubs known for tennis and riding, a wonderful modern art museum, easy access to the zoo (Europe’s oldest), and is nestled around Rome’s very best parks including Villa Borghese, Villa Ada and Villa Glori.
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