Prague Zoo

Prague Zoo: Hours, Address, Prague Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Prague Zoological Garden is situated near the center of the Czech capital, in a unique rugged landscape on the bank of the Vltava River. It opened in 1931 and during its existence of more than 80 years it has risen to become one of the most prestigious zoos in the world. Today, it is the second most visited tourist destination in the Czech Republic, just after Prague Castle. 5,049 animals and 676 species live in Prague Zoo. You can explore 13 pavilions and 150 exhibits over 58 hectares. The kids will love the Bororo Reserve, chairlift, mini-train, observation tower, paddling pool and Children’s Zoo. The pride of the zoo is its Elephant Valley, home to a sizeable herd of Asian elephants. The Giant Salamander House, where you can see the largest amphibians in the world – the critically endangered Chinese Giant Salamanders – is extraordinary as well; and the African House with an adjacent vast meadow inhabited by herds of antelopes and giraffes is worth your attention, too.
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Lubomir
Slovakia14 contributions
Love this zoo
Nov 2021 • Family
Very large and friendly zoo with elephants, monkeys, lions, and many other species.
You can buy a parking ticket for a fair price, there is a very big parking lot.
Written November 26, 2021
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Abby
3 contributions
RUDE STAFF DO NOT GO
Nov 2021 • Couples
Really rude staff which has put me off going to a zoo again, such a shame as the animals were really cool, but it really dampens your day when the staff talk to you like you’re a piece of crap. Do not go to this zoo, as you’ll just be spoken to like dirt and could put a real dampener on your holiday.
Written November 19, 2021
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kbearne
North Yorkshire, UK662 contributions
Great zoo, large with lots to explore
Nov 2021
I spent a whole day exploring Prague Zoo. I was there on a Monday and had the zoo virtually to myself for a few hours when I first arrived.

The zoo is easy to get to from central Prague with public transport (it took me approx. 40 mins). It's large with lots of animals to see.

A particular highlight was catching the trainer teaching the sea lions some of their tricks towards the end of the day.

Food options were also better than a lot of other zoos I've been to, it's well served with a decent cafeteria as well as a couple of coffee stands.

The only downside was that the polar bears definitely need a bigger enclosure - however they are currently having a larger one built for them.
Written November 15, 2021
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Liv
Ghent, Belgium6 contributions
A must see!
Nov 2021 • Couples
Amazing zoo, even though it’s winter there was a lot to see. We arrived at 11am but the zoo closed at 4pm which was a shame because there was still so much left to see!
Very accessible by bus. We had a great day and for the little money you pay it’s an amazing experience. A must see if you have a day to spare in Prague.
Written November 10, 2021
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"Peter Drake" teacher (Hexham)
Hexham, UK4 contributions
A great zoo! "Peter Drake" of Hexham says so!
Sep 2021
The Indonesian rainforest section was something else. This was the highpoint of our visit.

Everything else almost as good.

We were really very impressed.

Peter Drake
chemistry teacher (retired)
Hexham
Northumberland
UK
Written November 8, 2021
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GMG
Marbella, Spain63 contributions
Full day of fun and entertainment
Oct 2021
Great zoo, probably one of the best and biggest in Europe.
It has a wide variety of species from the smallest to the biggest ( jiraffe, hipo, elephants... and even polar bears!)

It is a perfect place to spend the full day, as it takes around 4 hours non-stop to visit all the installations. It also have restaurants, kiosks, machines, etc. and everything at a very affordable prices. They also have activities, shows and exhibitions for both adults and children.

It´s very recommended to get a map at the entrance of the zoo as well as the schedule of the activities and show, to make sure you don´t miss the important ones.

Conections to Prague City Centre are very diverse and very easy to get to the Park, using tramp/bus takes you directly to the main entrance.
Written October 28, 2021
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Dear Gabrielmarbella, thank you very much for your visit of Zoo Praha and for your lovely feedback and recommendations. We are glad to hear you have enjoyed a wondeful day with us. See you back soon. Stay well
Written November 7, 2021
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Gavin J
Southport, UK31 contributions
Lots to See
Oct 2021
Very well kept, clean and well signposted. Some very nice enclosures and some interesting animals to look at. We easily spent 3+ hours just wandering about. The only negative point is that as far as we could see all, bar one, of the cafe areas only had outside seating. It was cold and very windy when we went and not very pleasant to sit down and have a coffee. Our top tip: take a taxi there, it was about £16 there and back.
Written October 25, 2021
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Dear GavinJ, thank you very much for your recent visit and your feedback. We are glad to hear you have spent a lovely half day with us eventhough the weather was not the perfect one. We have areas with outside sitting as well as restaurants where you can enjoy your coffee break inside, We are looking forward to your next visit. Best regards
Written November 7, 2021
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Snory L
Tel Aviv, Israel35 contributions
A nice visit
Sep 2021 • Family
It was very good for a zoo, and offered a wide variety of species. I would have to complain about the amount of climbing done to see the elephants and so on. The cable car was very fun.
Written September 28, 2021
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania21,853 contributions
Very nice zoo
Aug 2021
One of the most beautiful zoos I visited in Europe. Very large, to see it at your own pace, you need at least half a day. The natural setting of the area is very well used to create areas as close as possible to the natural environment of most animals. Easy to reach by public transport.
In many places there are kiosks where you can have a snack or a beer or a soft drink. Avoid going on weekends, it is extremely crowded.
I did not like that the map of the zoo is not included in the ticket price, as at other zoos I visited.
Written September 24, 2021
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Dear zuv, thank you very much for your visit of Zoo Praha and for your lovely feedback and recommendation. See you back soon. Stay well
Written November 7, 2021
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Lotta S
2 contributions
Lovely place
Sep 2021 • Couples
Lovely Place! I love Animals, and I havent visited much in zoos, because I think small places are harming Animals. But Prague Zoo was something different ♥️ Big places for Animals, and lovely lasdscapes.
Written September 18, 2021
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Dear LottafromF, thank you very much for your visit of Zoo Praha and for your lovely feedback and. Welfare of animals is our top priority. See you back soon. Stay well
Written November 7, 2021
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