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Krakow Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny)

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Address: al. Kasy Oszczednosci Miasta Krakowa 14, Krakow 30-232, Poland
Phone Number: +48 12 425 35 51
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Krakow Zoo’s 17 hectares (42 acres) accommodate more than 1,400 animals....

Krakow Zoo’s 17 hectares (42 acres) accommodate more than 1,400 animals. Its most prized residents include herds of pygmy hippopotamus and Przewalski horses, Somali wild ass, Pere David's deer, barasingha, South American tapir, white camel, South American sea lions, several species of wild cats and rare antelopes such as addax, eastern bongo and waterbuck.

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Friendly small zoo a must to visit

A short bus ride from Krakow's Football Stadium this small but cheap zoo is a must, some large animals but obviously expanding as they can afford it situated on the top of a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short bus ride from Krakow's Football Stadium this small but cheap zoo is a must, some large animals but obviously expanding as they can afford it situated on the top of a woodland hill makes it a perfect setting. Free toilets inside, but the only cafe is outside the entrance and you can nip in and out to eat.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

What a great little zoo, cheap to get there (bus 134) and cheap to get in, some of the cages should be bigger or there shouldn't have the species, having said that all the animals looked in great shape. Well worth a visit will take about half day with travelling there.

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Thank Matthew L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We had planned to go to the air museum but in a last minute change of plans we opted to go to the zoo, being used to British zoo's where you seldom see animals and if you do they are 20 meters away behind 3 massive barriers and you paid £20 for the privilege. At this zoo however, the variety... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Went on Monday, was free to enter no idea why, the website boast of having huge variety of species but am sure the majority are fishes and birds. Saw 2 chimps in tiny cages barely any room to properly exercise, elephants and tigers had barely any water in their enclosure, the otter had hardly any water to swim in plain... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Firstly, it was well cheap to get in. Like, £2 for a kid and less than £4 for an adult! Absolute bargain. Secondly, the zoo was alright. Plenty of animals, including lions and tigers and red pandas and that. Penguins, elephants, you know, animals that zoos have. Downsides were the cages were quite small for some of the animals and... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

The tickets were quite cheap, which was a good start. Then we entered the massive zoo which definitely left an impression on us. It was honestly great, the only thing I would advise is to add paper maps at the entrance because it's easy to miss certain areas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

There are pluses and minuses to this Zoo. On the bad side: some of cages are really small for such wild animals [puma, lion, etc.] On the good side: OMG, the park is sooooo cute! Very beautiful, very neat, flowers everywhere, even small sculptures. And all animals look healthy and happy enough, except maybe for the wild cats. I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We took our 1 and 3 year old for the day. We all had a great time. Zoo is lovely, animals all look happy. Only 18zl for an adult ticket. Bus 134 goes straight there. Food isn't great, but isn't expensive either so it's enough to keep you going until dinner time. Kids will have a great time. Well worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Take the 134 bus, costs about 5.80Zl return, and takes 20 minutes to get there. It costs 18Zl per person to enter. If you go early in the morning there are no queues. Some of the cages are small but there are new enclosures for the giraffes and penguins. An excellent way to spend a few hours. There is a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

I went there on Sunday, spend 2 hours in total in queueing, 1 Hour in the car-not being informed at all what is happening by the security guy who was stoping everybody and seemed to be a little bit disorganised , and 1 hour in the till queue

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