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Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Address: Allatkerti koerut 6-12., Budapest 1146, Hungary
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+36 1 273 4900
9:00 am - 6:00 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

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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Budapests Roaring Zoo

Budapest Zoo was a great day out. It is a great place to go and definitely worth a visit. It was just over £20 for a family of 4. It was definitely worth the price and excellent... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Budapest Zoo was a great day out. It is a great place to go and definitely worth a visit. It was just over £20 for a family of 4. It was definitely worth the price and excellent value. There were lots of different and interesting animals. The zoo was nicely laid out and easy to go around. The outdoor' enclosures... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fab day at the zoo today and saw many different animals. Most of the animals were in side in warm enclosures. The outdoor areas had more room for the animals but it is winter so I'm guessing when it's warm they have better areas to roam! Lots of different animals and interesting displays! Cheap day out - just... More 

Thank Rsi15
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our second visit in 17 years! Inexpensive day for a family. Great variety of animals. Kids loved it.

Thank Dillydog9
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good range of animals, got discount with Budapest card. Saw elephants, monkeys, Tigers, wombats, giraffes and many more.

Thank Julie T
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited 15/2/17 and after visiting lots of zoos over the years I can safely say this was one of the best ones. Lots of animals, some I haven't seen before at other zoos. Large zoo with large enclosures and ability to get up closer than usual to animals made it a fantastic experience. Also very quiet, easy to get around... More 

Thank Becky B
Glyfáda, Attiki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The zoo is fabolous with lots of animals from all over the world. Unfortunately some animals have very little room to move in and you could see they were in distress(hairy armadillo and great morray eel). Other than that everything looks amazing. Just dont let the closing time fool you because all the closed areas in the zoo close at... More 

Thank 60Foodie
Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like the structure and the style but I noticed that many animals such elephants and the giraffes were kept in very small areas and other animals (hippo and the open bird area) didn't look very well cared for. Pink flamingos were cute

Thank Alex C
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo was founded in the 1800s and animal-husbandry was not of today's standards which is still refelcted today - animals seem to have little or no stimulation, paddocks too small, no or little natural vegetation - and the smell???

Thank Andrew T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Zoo in February, when it was cold and obviously all the animals were inside. Although we did get to see all the animals, they didn't look overly happy. I can imagine that during the summer the Zoo would be a great place to visit.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neat and clean Zoo, with planned mapping and dedicated play areas for kids. My 5 year old loved her trip

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