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Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden

#26 of 459 things to do in Budapest Features Animals
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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Allatkerti koerut 6-12., Budapest 1146, Hungary
+36 1 273 4900
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I've been to a fair share of Zoos but this one was absolutely stunning, the layout is very easy to navigate round starting with the African Zone and following around the world, the animals were on top form also, big recommend!!!

Thank alexbull26
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This was our 2nd time to visit the zoo. Last time we went during the winter 1.5 year ago and as it was cold there were lots of new things now. We loved the butterfly house and it was really great time over there. Nearly...More

1  Thank CsasziUK
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

It might be nice if you are not hoping to see a botanical garden part... It is purely a zoo. There are all kinds of animals, kept in rather small spaces, info not in english.

Thank fontheroad
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Apart from the architectural oddity of the Elephant House looking like a mosque, this is a place to be avoided. The captives are not in a happy place. The zoo has a run down aura to it. A place to avoid.

1  Thank davegflower
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This zoo surprised! Most animals have well sized and kept "cages" and the zoo is huge and full of plants which makes it very charming. Without seeing the museum we spent 4 hours just doing the tour of the zoo. The price is only 2500...More

Thank Mette B
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

What an amazing zoo. Great value for money at 2500 HUF. Didn't know what to expect but we saw all the normal animals at a zoo , penguins , giraffes etc but also Elephants , lions , bears and even a koala... The hi light...More

Thank Marie D
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

At 10 am the pinguins get their breakfast. Its a sweet act. Children and parents are looking at this tiny pinguins swallowing fresh fishes. These pinguins don't like the freezing weather :)

Thank TamasBankiBudapest
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Really nice place, worth to spend time with kids. Good price for what it offers. Highly recommended. Lots of different kind of animals. We spent there almost 4h and i still think it wasn't enough.

Thank Dominika M
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I visited it last week with my two daughters 16 & 11 years old. The zoo present all continents faunas in different pavilions.Not all pavilions are full by animals according to my expectations. For example lemur's. Little parrots pavilion was really nice. Anyway you can...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We have seen many zoos. For us the highlights of the Budapest zoo were the gorillas, orangutangs ... and chipmunks. There are many fish and tortoises. We found a good burger joint just outside the entrance.

Thank Ole_Gorm
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Hello! Are the Zoo and Botanical Garden separate? I'd love to see the Botanical Garden, but I'm not interested in the zoo, and it would be great if I could pay for one and not the other.
26 July 2016|
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Response from kerry s | Reviewed this property |
To be fair I didn't see any signs of a big botanical gardens within the zoo , but city park which is across the road from the zoo is outstanding and free , have a great visit
What is the cost of admission
21 June 2015|
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Response from Dejan R | Reviewed this property |
Adult ticket, 2500 HUF Child's ticket (2-14 years), 1800 HUF
Zoe R
Visiting Budapest for the first time in March this year. Just planning my trip, how long is the average duration in the Zoo?
16 February 2015|
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Response from Looshk | Reviewed this property |
We spent the whole day in the zoo as it is HUGE and we still didn't get to do everything! It's well worth it though!