Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, Budapest

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See a Komodo dragon, lion cub nursery, and diverse plant life at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, the oldest zoo park in Hungary. Founded in 1866, this zoo is actually one of the oldest in the world. Walk through the park to admire more than 1,000 species of animals. Notice the historical Art Nouveau buildings in this nature preserve, as well as several exhibits of native and exotic plants in the gardens, including the Magical Hill and America Tropicana collections. Spend some time watching the zoo's rhinos, hippopotamuses, bears, primates, and many other creatures that have inhabited the park since its reconstruction after World War II. See Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden and all Budapest has to offer by arranging your trip with our Budapest attractions planning tool.
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  • Been to better zoos but been to worse. Huge amount of animals to see which is great especially elephants, lions and tigers. Some enclosures were quite small for the animals but they all looked... 
    Been to better zoos but been to worse. Huge amount of animals to see which is great especially elephants, lions and tigers. Some enclosures were quite small for the animals but they all looked...  more »
  • -definitely worth a visit -good value for money -Well kept zoo -Animals in relatively good size enclosures -signs with information on -transport stops directly outside the bud stop and easy to... 
    -definitely worth a visit -good value for money -Well kept zoo -Animals in relatively good size enclosures -signs with information on -transport stops directly outside the bud stop and easy to...  more »
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  • I really enjoyed the Zoo. We decided to spontaneously have a stop there when passing through Budapest. There is so much too see and you can easily spend the whole day if you give yourself some time. Plenty different animals and indeed all are good to see. Different theme areas with some nice detailed decoration provide a nice flair. The flora and fauna is also very nice and looks really taken care of and also clean. There are plenty small snack and drink stations, which especially in the summer is very welcoming- prices are very reasonable. Definitely worth a visit and I can absolutely recommend.
  • I really liked this place but also my feelings are controversial (animals being locked up). Anyway. You can pay here with card, you find free maps of the zoo before info cabin on your left after entrance. Be careful with the opening hours, most of the animals are sent back to rest at least half an hour before closing time! Oh, and it can be easily available from metro line 1 heroes square or, as Christmas is coming, by a long walk along street Andrassy. Have fun and respect the animals living there (it's not a circus, they don't have to entertain all the time, but be delighted if you can see them).

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