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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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Allatkerti koerut 6-12., Budapest 1146, Hungary
Allatkerti koerut 6-12., Budapest 1146, Hungary
+36 1 273 4900
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

A good zoo, very clean and the animals look cared for. My only concern was that some animals were on concrete floors which can be damaging to their feet. We also found the signage very confusing (it says Africa section with a picture on an...More

Thank Giddypig
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We visited due to the keeping of a red panda there which is quite uncommon to see and they are a favourite animal of ours. It was a good value for money trip and we got a great view of many animals, there was a...More

Thank Dominic A
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Although there are mixed feelings re animals in zoos, the animals here appear to have lots of open space. Leave yourselves a good 3 hours as there is lots to see! The botanical gardens are situated within the walk around... there are cafes although, in...More

Thank Carla S
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I was expecting for more, since the reviews on TA are incredibly generous.. the experience itself wasn't that bad, the zoo hold a huge variety of species! The japanese garden was a total failure, I've been to Edinburgh's botanical garden two years ago and I...More

Thank Christian L
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This was absolutely beautiful as zoos go, compared to others I've visited. There was such a wide range of animals, including bears which I'd never had the opportunity to see before. The free-flying vulture was an absolute shock, to suddenly find it right next to...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We took our two kids to the zoo for a great day out, we had the zoo to ourselves due to the cold weather. It was a great experience for the kids, great range of animals all very well kept. Perfect as well for a...More

Thank bigmanIreland
Reviewed 22 December 2016

A very strange zoo, vultures free flying in one of the attractions (with ribs laying on the path where you walked) random animals and pennies thrown into the crocodiles enclosure (including on its back) animals seemed well cared for but the whole zoo seemed to...More

1  Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We went to this zoo during our stay at Budapest. We had to leave within the hour because it's so hard to watch. If you're the kind of person that enjoys seeing animals in a cage made mostly of concrete hardly bigger than your hotel...More

5  Thank xxxxxxx9282
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The zoo is huge which is nice but on the other hand it's too tiring too walk around. The shows are wonderful and funny.

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Very old zoo with some lovely charm however some parts could do with a bit of a refurb. Most of the animals are housed indoors during winter so ensure you're there with plenty of time before the indoor areas close at 15:30. Other than that,...More

Thank John B
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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