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Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Allatkerti koerut 6-12., Budapest 1146, Hungary
+36 1 273 4900
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Allatkerti koerut 6-12., Budapest 1146, Hungary
+36 1 273 4900
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This zoo was very filthy and had horrible animal conditions. I don’t understand how 6 giraffes can stay in a very small rounded room. Some of the rooms had an horrible smell and it looked like the staff did not do much for sanitation.

Thank Ajald C
Reviewed 1 week ago

As an Interior Designer, I wanted to desperately see the elephant house. It was sadly not as big as I had imagined so I was disappointed. It is a lovely place to spend the afternoon, if you have a family and are in Budapest for...More

Thank Cindy_Marrison
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice zoo, not too big and too small, suitable with small kids. Better to visit in spring, to avoid freezing in winter and melting in summer. Low price.

1  Thank Giulio M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely zoo with a wide array of animals! The backdrop of the architecture along side the natural lakes made the zoo and ideal day out, although it didn't rain whilst we're were there it's definitely something you could do on a rainy day as there...More

Thank chloeann3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a really nice zoo, clean and organized. Animals kept in well and aptly designed areas. We visited it during half term holidays, so there was a queue to get in, but once inside it did not feel crowded.

Thank Agnes448
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a sunday when we had done everything we wanted to do in Budapest, it was beautiful and all the animals were all out! there was a great variety but unfortunately the animal exibits are very small and dirty so its a...More

Thank Mollie Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, clean and organized zoo. Located near the Heros square and Szechenyi baths, so you might plan those visits together. A few days ago a new elephant was born, so if you are on Budapest at November, don't miss this tiny one! The apes house...More

Thank Elad L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in November, and although we always take in a zoo on on our travels, this probably wasn't the best time of year. A lot of the exhibits were closed, which possibly explains why we were given a discounted price on entry. It got...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is certainly a throwback to old zoos. The animals are in cramped dirty quarters and many of the animal houses smell pretty bad. The buildings are lovely on the outside as is the entire park, but it is not up to zoological standards today.

Thank onionryder
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I had such a beautiful souvenir of this zoo when we were here a few years ago but my opinion has completely change now. The location is great since it is accessible (in the City Park) but now the site is so disappointing. Our kids...More

Thank JLC-mtl2015
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Response from AMcS123 | Reviewed this property |
We think you have to pay. You can only feed some animals.
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Response from ukmatt01 | Reviewed this property |
no but a brilliant zoo Hannah dont miss it