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Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Address: Allatkerti koerut 6-12., Budapest 1146, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 273 4900
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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One of the oldest zoos in Europe, established in 1866, features the...

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.

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Cheap zoo with great animals

Very nice zoo, you can get close to quite a lot of animals. The schnitzels and chips in one of the food places is so good, really for the price of it so good. So yeah, nice zoo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Celine C
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Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice zoo, you can get close to quite a lot of animals. The schnitzels and chips in one of the food places is so good, really for the price of it so good. So yeah, nice zoo, walkthrough in about 2 hours or 3, enjoyed it a lot.

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Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went to visit the Budapest Zoo on a Monday around 11am, which ended up being a huge mistake, because apparently kids get in for free on Mondays. There were endless busloads of school kids pouring in and there was also an event of some sort at the main gate for kids. Also there were hundreds of disabled people with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent zoo, well laid out , i loved very continent with their animals , from each country what represent , perfect for young children amazing place to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent zoo, well laid out, animals have a decent amount of space in their enclosures, staff are friendly and seem highly focused on the welfare of their charges. The zoo also promotes many educational avenues with both tourists and the local community.

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Thank Billy R
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very big and colourful zoo, full of healthy and well kept animals, and spectacular architecture. Just look at the elephant house, it is so beautiful.

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Thank melbrown704
Tampere, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty good zoo. It was january when we went there, so there was not many animals outside. Still you get close to everything and you can see all the animals good.

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Thank Toni T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really liked this zoo! Very comfortable for walking, and you can see wombat and koala! So you must visit it!

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Thank Gleb S
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went with our 1,5 year old daughter, she loved it, but even more ourselves. Butterfly room is something we have not seen anywhere. We expected a 2 hours visit, and we almost spent all day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice zoo lots of animals but I went on a Monday and it was a special occasion which meant that it was a bit too crowded and loud. But good zoo

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Frankfurt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo in Budapest is on of the best I visited with my daughter. They have a huge variety of animals - especially from Australia with Wombats, Koalas and Cangaroos. The buildings are very interesting in their art deco style. The location is also very good, since you can combine the visit with the Szechenyi bath and the Varosliget. Food... More 

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