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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Allatkerti koerut 6-12., Budapest 1146, Hungary
+36 1 273 4900
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...so the animal pens are sometimes too small. Visited in late October so maybe that's why more than a few attractions were empty or being renovated. Only a couple of the newest attractions have any English translations. Disappointed.

Thank pauldoody
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The zoo has many exhibits in addition to the animals. They have a circle of life building that goes from sealife right up through human evolution. They also have an insect zoo that is as good as Berlin Zoo. The whole zoo is very impressive....More

Thank mike s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant day and had fantastic weather.Its a massive zoo took some great pictures.The best part was watching the sealions.I would recommend going early too see everything.If you have kids they will love it

Thank pricepaulunited
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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