Prague Zoo
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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  • Jess P
    Broughton, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best Zoo i’ve ever visited
    Amazing place to visit in prague. We came last minute (spur of the moment) so easy to get to and find and amazing price for what you get!! So many amazing animals! one of the best zoos i’ve ever visited.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Georgee
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic a must see !!
    This is a must when you stay in prague.We had the most amazing time at the zoo. The animals are so well looked after and clean. The elephants where fun to watch .Also the polar bear was playing in the water . It took roughly six hours to get round with a few pit stops as it was very hot.Plenty of cafes and toilets .Quite hilly so wear trainers.You can catch the cable car but not for those scared of heights.Its walkable .
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 17, 2023
  • BacardiMan66
    Marple, United Kingdom438 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best zoo we have been to
    We have been to a number of zoos across Europe, usa and Mexico and this is the best one ever. We spent 6 hours there and it cost around a tenner each. I won't give detail as it will spoil it apart from big clean enclosures with well fed and cared for animals. Uber cost about a fiver from prague city.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 2, 2023
  • Zoe J
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best zoo we have ever visited a must see when in Prague
    An amazing zoo with so many animals we spent 6 hours looking around and we still didn't manage to see everything. The animals seemed well looked after it was fun watching the giraffes and orangutans being fed and parrots playing with toys. The zoo is well organised with the enclosures fitting seamlessly into the surrounding scenery and there are lots of domes and walk in cages to get a closer view. Half of it is on a hill but there's shaded areas and vending machines along the way so we managed the climb to the top even on a hot day, plus the views of Prague are stunning. Would really recommend.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 6, 2023
  • Louise
    Scunthorpe, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best zoo
    The best zoo I think we've ever visited. So much to see and do and the scenery is just beautiful! Perfect for a hot day too because it's very shaded under the trees! Highly recommend if you're visiting Prague.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 8, 2023
  • Kookiehere
    Prague, Czech Republic660 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always something new to explore
    Prague zoo might just be the best zoo I have been to so far. Modern, clean, full of greenery, playgrounds for kids, food stands, restaurants, souvenir shops, kiddie train, children pool, there's even a beautiful chair lift. Animals live in beautiful coops often behind glass or a low wall instead of bars and their homes in the zoo feel so natural. Majority of animals have outdoor cages or both outdoor and indoor space, sometimes even their own little pavilion. Pavilions in general are a huge thing in this zoo and they are incredible, modern, spacious, full of exotic plants and mimicing the natural habitat, temperature and sounds perfectly. Another very popular feature of Prague zoo is an open aviary, whether it's outside or inside of the pavilions. You can watch various birds all around you as in the wild, but the same principle has also been used for the new kangaroo house. I especially recommend seeing the new gorilla pavilion, African savanna, the Elephant valley, the African house, the Indonesia jungle pavilion, crocodiles, kangaroos and the new parrot pavilion, but there are endless things to see and the zoo is huge, so it is a real shame they stopped operating the trains which used to take the visitors around both the lower and upper part of the zoo. The whole zoo is divided into thematical areas, whether it is Africa, birds, water zoo, petting zoo and others and they hold regular events such as feeding majority of the animals as well as many events. In the zoo you can see most animals you can think of and walk dozens of kilometers, so one visit is nowhere near enough to explore everything. We made multiple trips to zoo this summer and there was always something different to do and see. That is another great thing about the Prague zoo - there are constantly new things going on. New expositions and pavilions being prepared, new animals being presented, babies being born. There is only one thing the zoo could still work on and that is the refreshments. There are many places to get a meal or a snack, but unfortunately, it is still the old school fast food greasy type of stuff despite the place being heavily visited by families with little kids, so some healthy options of food would definitely be appreciated in the future.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 9, 2023
  • Fiona L
    Scotland, United Kingdom62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out and lots of interesting animals to see
    Lovely zoo with an interesting mix of animals. Animals are clearly well cared for and the information boards were great fir learning about them all. Zoo is clean with clearly marked trails and plenty of opportunity to get snacks and drinks throughout the park. There is a steep climb to the top, but we took the cable chairs to the top then walked down which worked great for an extra 40kn each (about £1.25 and we'll worth it). All in all a great day out
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 3, 2023
  • Not M
    Dundee, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ambivalence
    Feel a bit conflicted. The zoo is a perfect space to introduce children to animals and Prague zoo is one of the best. Nevertheless, many animals display stereotypical behaviours (pacing back & forth) which points to stress. This is not a feature of Prague zoo in particular but all zoos in general. We are all in a zoo and when you stare at the animals, the animals also stare back at you.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 7, 2023
  • patn03
    Minneapolis, Minnesota712 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge zoo, worth a visit
    This is a huge zoo with a lot of animals and a lot of ground to cover! We were here from open to close and barely saw everything (although we like zoos and tend to take our time). Some of the animals did seem stressed, as other reviewers mentioned, but most had large and nicely maintained enclosures. There were some unique and cool enclosures taking advantage of the natural landscape, too, such as incredibly steep rocky hillsides for the mountain goats. Be prepared for a lot of walking and a lot of hills - we took the chair lift to the top of the zoo (small extra cost) and worked down and felt it was worth it! We did take a taxi here since it's a ways out of the city center, but walked back to the city center after, which took about an hour and went through some lovely parks. If you have the energy for all the walking, it's very doable and we felt safe for the entire walk, surrounded by many other walkers, joggers and well kept grounds and buildings.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 11, 2023
  • evelyn m
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out.
    I spent 5 hours here. The best zoo I have visited so far and I have been to a fair few over the years. Pre booked my ticket and used the local Bolt taxi's going to and from so no worries about which buses or trams to use. Lots to see and plenty place for food an drinks. I had a meal and thoroughly enjoyed, not over priced either.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 23, 2023
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Jenny F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
My boyfriend and I went here on our last day as we felt we’d done most of the tourist attractions in Prague already and it ended up being our favourite part of the trip! It’s a little bit outside of the centre but honestly worth it and the public transport (metro then bus) brings you right to the entrance. The zoo is huge, we were there for 4 hours and didn’t even finish it, so leave yourself a whole day if you’re going. All the animals had really big enclosures which I’m very picky about and will make or break a zoo for me and all seemed extremely well looked after and the variety of animals was fantastic!! Also they have a chair lift that brings you up the mountain which you can go on for about a euro which not only saves your legs a trip but offers great views on the way up. Couldn’t recommend more!!
Written January 17, 2020
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RockyHH25
Manningtree, UK133 contributions
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Jun 2019
We visited Prague Zoo in June 2019 and overall we were very impressed by the size of the enclosures and the care of the animals. However, I did feel sorry for the polar bears as their enclosure is so small! There a lots of places to get food and it is reasonably priced. There is also a chair lift to access the higher levels of the zoo; if you're not good with heights though I wouldn't recommend it! It seems like there are a lot of changes happening at the zoo so hopefully the polar bear enclosure will be improved soon.
Written January 12, 2020
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Lets cruise
Miami, FL1,719 contributions
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Apr 2022 • Friends
In hindsight it might have been wrong to choose the first day of Easter holiday, the zoo was packed and the line for tickets was around 20min. Unfortunately the server was down and we were not able to buy the tickets online so we had to wait. Apart from few very congested places (lion feeding, gorillas enclosure, seal feeding and kangaroo feeding) the zoo was not that crowded after all (even with almost 6000 guest at a time). The Prague zoo continues to develop to better accommodate guests as well as animals. Enclosures are becoming more natural and suited for the animal needs yet still allowing the guests viewing them. the ticket prices were rising throughout the years only slightly thanks to various donation programs. Ticket for adult is 250CZK (cca 13$). Its a very nice and entertaining walk. There is a lot of refreshment huts and restaurants, plenty of facilities.
Written April 15, 2022
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Lets cruise
Miami, FL1,719 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
The Prague zoo is on of my favorites places in Prague. Since the 2002 flood the Zoo came a long way. They keep improving the habitats and overall experience not only for the guests but for the animals as well. Reasonable price for entrance (250CZK is about 12$) which is much less then other zoos I’ve been to.
Written October 2, 2020
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Dear 957tamiz, thank you very much for your recent visit of Zoo Praha and for your lovely feedback. We are glad to know we are part of your favourite places to visit while in Prague. And we have many more new projects to come See you back soon. Stay well
Written October 17, 2020
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PnazH77
Catania, Italy229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Its almost 15 min by Uber from center of Prague.
Not far ,easy access,should buy ticket on entrance and the price is about 10 euro which is very reasonable.
Has many kinds of animal which i never saw,and each of them are divided by continent or climate,im sorry for some wild ones like tiger ,panter or fishing cat which are in very small area,but needs exactly one day from morning,unfortunately we went on sunday and zoo was full of people,sounds ,and children and i guess most animal were afraid ,so we couldn’t see many kinds of them specially wild ones.
The zoo had some signs to show where you have to go but in some parts also were not any signs and make you confuse!
Written September 15, 2021
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Nicola
Lincoln, UK370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
This zoo exceeded our expectations, the variety of animals and quality of their enclosures were very good. There were a lot of big animals like gorilla, lions, tigers, elephants etc and all the usual birds, lizards as well. The zoo is spaced out so it took us about 5 hours to walk around and see everything. It is definitely worth buying a map so you dont miss out a section. It is located with a cliff edge in the middle of the park so there are hills, there was a cable car that can take you up and down if you can't manage the slopes. There were good facilities, toilets, food etc dotted all around the place. The cost to get in was 200 CZK pp. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Prague!
Written January 13, 2020
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Jen P
Los Angeles, CA38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The open spaces are beautiful. I loved seeing actual logs and branches being used inside and outside the enclosures, and creative use of spaces to traverse the zoo. The animals seem healthy. We were there in winter, so many of the African animals were inside, but many had the choice to go out. Not sure if the giraffes and elephants go out or not in winter. I was surprised at the vast number of species here.
Written January 7, 2020
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Christna1110
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
What a fabulous day out. Really couldn’t recommend it highly enough. All the animals have lots of space and look well cared for, you can see the effort that has gone into preserving their natural environments and every effort has been made for the animals comfort and happiness. The food in the sit down restaurants is a little bizarre but there is plenty of hot dog stands located in various places around the zoo so plenty of choice! The zoo is so big you could easily spend two full days there if you have the time!
Written February 22, 2020
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The Ellie That Travels
Malta92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We couldn’t quite believe how far we walked that day!! The zoo is mapped over terrain which makes it different to many zoos I have visited before. I think it’d be better to visit in the warmer months so the animals are more active. There were so many animals, some of which we’d never seen. The price is very reasonable. All in all it was a great day out for anyone!
Written February 9, 2020
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Natasha
Stoke-on-Trent, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Huge zoo, excellent value for money. It was very quiet when we went and the weather was bad so most animals had gone inside but you could still see them. Prepare for lots of walking though, my fitbit measured that we’d done 6 kilometres whilst walking around the zoo! For food, we each got a chicken curry near the elephant exhibit which was reasonably priced, and was labelled as gluten free which I needed. The only downfall was that the polar bears had a small enclosure and were pacing up and down which I have heard they do when they are stressed. There were plans on display for their new, larger enclosure, but no details of when this is due to be made.
Written March 31, 2022
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