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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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09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 17:30
Fri - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
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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wonderful zoo

definitely one of the best zoos i have ever been to and really cheap tickets u will not be dissapointed ;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

definitely one of the best zoos i have ever been to and really cheap tickets u will not be dissapointed ;)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there almost whole day, with small children and there is a lot to do and see. A lots of animals, nice surroundings, enough benches to sit on, reasonable prices,..... They also have "a room" with looooots of free flying butterflies-very beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow. The zoo is excellent. I was incredibly impressed with the design of the enclosures in the tropical American house and the two mountains they have built all kind of exhibits on. The variety of animals is extensive, I've never seen a koala before today. I have also never been so close to big cats (lions, tigers and leopards). The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The entrance to this beautiful zoo is fantastic in the art nouveau style. There are stylized statues of baboons, polar bears and of course, elephants. The tile work on the building roofs are outstanding, and well maintained. The elephant residence looks like a palace. This is worth a visit for the architecture alone!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I like to visit zoo at different places, and I am planning during my Budapest trip to see Hungary zoo - we did. I can't say that this is the best place for visiting, but good. If complete with a Prague zoo - Prague is the best.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is an old zoo, but however very nice to visit. We stayed there the whole afternoon, so this means there is something to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent almost a day here. The queue to get in was worth it at the end. There is a big variety of animals and they all look good. The zoo itself is large and you need to have patience and a good plan (and a map) if you want to be sure that you will check all the areas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was expecting an old days zoo of chain link and bars but was pleasantly surprised considering oldest zoo in the world. Loads to see and a lot of walk in enclosures. Reptile house most impressive with a lot of snakes not usually seen in zoos. All areas very clean . Zoo is very large with a ' mountain' you can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice stroll around the zoo in the cold sunshine It was quiet when we visited, they had a good selection of different animals Would like to come back in the summer

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i had a wonderful day at this zoo - an average rating zoo- but relatively cheap about £7 a good range of aniamals

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