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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
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

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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Great zoo for all the family

This zoo ticks all the boxes in my eyes.Enough exhibits to keep you occupied. We went into the cafe at the entrance where in was nice to taste some foods not found on a British... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2016
Oldham, United Kingdom
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This zoo ticks all the boxes in my eyes.Enough exhibits to keep you occupied. We went into the cafe at the entrance where in was nice to taste some foods not found on a British menu.Agreat afternoon out

Thank r0ughyed
Copenhagen, Denmark
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133 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

The zoo is close to a metro station so easy to get there. The zoo is organized into parts of the world. The price to get in was fair 2500 forinth (8€)

Thank Nicholas N
Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2016

You MUST visit this place. Of course it is not such a big Zoo, like in Moscow (for example). But it is far more impressive. It is green, full of cool installations and pavilions. And there you can touch and hug kangaroos and walk with lemurs :)

Thank Ирина Г
Plaistow, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We walked around for hours stunned by the variety of species on display . This may be the most beautiful zoo I've ever visited. Animals are well cared for. There is a stunning art nouveau elephant house, with amazing Zsolnay tile worth the ticket price just to see that...szechenyi bathes right there for a refresher after all of the walking... More 

Thank annienouveau
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I visited this zoo today and was reduced to tears after 20minutes and had to leave. I'm so angry at myself for funding this place. The animals looked so sad, many were in tiny cages, no clean water, no shade from the sun and generally awful conditions. I thought the lions were dead. The brown bear especially was horrific. The... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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3 reviews
Reviewed June 8, 2016

Very large zoo with a lot of animals to see. They have very nice buildings for animals. Don't go there if you are not having at least 3 hours free.

Thank renuren
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68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Got here easily on the metro. There was so much to see! Lots of school children which meant the zoo was really busy! Not much food choice for veggies, though loads of snack bars. We did get to try the Hungarian delicacy 'langos' which was fried dough with various toppings! Had a lot of fun here!

Thank Gez Tunstall
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Nice zoo, I found lots of animals I have not seen in other zoo's, the zoo is quiet small however has koalas first zoo in Europe I have noticed koalas in, they had a bear and it was walking about something you don't notice often! The zoo took a couple of hours to go through and only cost 2500 like... More 

Thank colkid999
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3 reviews
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Nice enviroment, cute annimals and excellent location. My favorite month to visit is April. I highly recommend to visit.

Thank Levente K
Dundee, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2016

Budapest Zoo is without a doubt the best zoo I've ever visited, my partner said the same and she's visited some of the big American ones etc. Animal enclosures are large and the animals aren't pacing and look to be healthy and happy. Lots of really cool enclosures, the big science centre building in the middle of the park is... More 

Thank Drew C

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