Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Zugló
How to get there
  • Állatkert • 1 min walk
  • Széchenyi fürdő • 4 min walk
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Carole B
Bristol, UK6 contributions
Awesome
Aug 2020
What a fabulous place. The layout is beautiful; lots of pathways to explore; lots of trees for shade and lots of different continents to look at. The Japanese Bonsai display is beautiful. Lots of animals in excellent enclosures and all looked happy and relaxed. The highlight for me was the elephant house and its Art Deco decoration. The ceiling in the elephant house is beautiful; I would love to live somewhere like this! The whole building is stunning. The Orang utans were adorable, using cardboard boxes for shade and sun hats, and the gorillas were so gorgeous. Even the main entrance gates are stunning. Cheap entrance fees, especially with the Budapest Card, and well worth the almost 3 hours we spent there. Highly recommended.
Written August 27, 2020
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arshadmian786
Middle East709 contributions
One of the Oldest Zoos
Aug 2019
Budapest Zoo is famous for their spectacular historic buildings under cultural heritage like the Main Gate, the Elephants’ House or the Palm House. There are numerous species of animals and plants at display here.The coolest feature of Budapest’s zoo is that a handful of exhibits let visitors walk among the animals. Definitely worth a visit, especially with kids!
Written July 18, 2020
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Adele M
27 contributions
Really good value for money!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Very good zoo! Think it worked out at £8 each to see the zoo. Is a very large zoo and is in a good location. 5-10 min walk from the thermal baths so we did both in one day. Would recommend!
Written May 18, 2020
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JamesLaverty25
West Bridgford, UK51 contributions
Lovely Afternoon
Oct 2019
Lovely big zoo. Probably went at right time of year (October) as it wasn't too crowded and a lovely temperature. Animals looked very well looked after and plenty to do.
Written April 12, 2020
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Bel92
United Kingdom69 contributions
Fantastic Experience
Mar 2020 • Couples
Must Visit, one of the best Zoo’s visited in Europe! Great array of animals, had a fantastic time.

Cost around £10 each entry fee, we spent around 3-4 hours (making sure nothing was missed)

We tied this in with an afternoon spent at the thermal spas (across the road)
Written April 6, 2020
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nikmay19
Dorset, UK42 contributions
Best zoo I have been to
Mar 2020 • Couples
My partner and I went to Budapest Zoo on our third day in the city. We used a Lime electric scooter to get a majority of the way there, from Three Corners Hotel Bristol to Heroes' Square. This was extremely straightforward.

The Zoo itself was amazing. I believe it has over 1000 animals there, many species of which I had not seen before despite going to other city Zoos in Munich and Rome. It is a must visit for animal lovers. Be prepared to get up close and personal to Emus, a green Iguana and some flying foxes (the latter of which gave me a good laugh when my partner had one fly in her direction!).

We spent around 3 hours here and we did have to rush around towards the end because we had booked an igloo at the 360 bar, so allow at least this amount of time. The entry fee is very reasonable. Some parts of the zoo weren't as clean as some zoos I have been to hence 4 stars, but overall a really enjoyable way to spend several hours.

Written March 14, 2020
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debbieingledew
Maidenhead, UK161 contributions
Enjoyable afternoon at the zoo
Mar 2020
Zoo is located 8n the city park and easily accessed by metro and opposite the popular large thermal spa.This is a well laid out zoo and enjoyed spending a couple of hours here seeing the smaller animals, meerkats being my favourite and the apes and monkeys, as well as the giraffes and zebra, Nice place to take young children as small farm and lovely playgrounds.
However, disappointed to see elephants here as small enclosure although in process of building larger enclosure. Whilst polar bears should be moved to different zoo with better facilities for them as they were clearly under stimulated and .had little space to move around.
Written March 14, 2020
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Jess M
Exeter, UK21 contributions
Highlight of our trip to Budapest!
Mar 2020 • Couples
This zoo is fantastic, definitely up there as one of my favourites! They have a lot of lovely animals, some that I’ve never seen before:
My partner and I visited twice in the week we spent in Budapest. I’d read other reviews that said that 2-3 hours would be enough, but it absolutely wasn’t. On our first trip there we just went for the afternoon and got through about a third of it, and were so impressed we went back for a full day later in the week. The animals appeared to be well cared for and had decent sized enclosures for the most part. We went out of season and mid-week so it wasn’t busy at all, so didn’t feel overcrowded and we were able to spend as much time as we liked watching each of the animals.

We didn’t go with kids but there were plenty of play areas for children. The vast majority of it was wheelchair/pushchair accessible.

I would definitely return, this was highlight of our trip. I only wish they had a return ticket like a lot of UK zoos have (eg. pay a little exta before leaving and you can return within a month). Although we weren’t really bothered about paying a second time because we really enjoyed it!
Written March 13, 2020
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Dalibor I
Velika Gorica, Croatia14 contributions
Amazing
Mar 2020 • Couples
One of the best Zoo's in the Europe. Recommended for everyone who love animals. Very nice expirience. Zoo is large, you need more than few hours to see everything. They have polar bears, amazing rhinos, hippos, sharks, lions and stunning gorilla and many more animals.
Written March 9, 2020
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
Municipal zoo in Városliget city park
May 2019
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden is in the northern section of Városliget city park.
It has over 1000 animals of various species displayed in outdoor pens and indoor displays. It has educated the public since 1866, and is one of the oldest public zoos in Europe. The zoo was almost entirely destroyed in WW II, both by bombing, and after most of the animals were eaten by the starving people of Budapest. The zoo was revived post-war. Older art nouveau buildings are intermingled with more modern exhibits. I found the elephant house (1912) particularly delightful, the Moorish architecture complementing the exotic elephants. The Savannah Zone was also well done, with giraffes, rhinoceros, zebras, hippos, gazelles, and Maribu storks. The zoo is open every day Mon -Fri 9am-5pm, and stays open an extra half hour on Sat and Sun. Ticket prices are 3300 HUF, with a 1/3 discount for children.
Written March 6, 2020
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