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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. Plan your Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden visit and explore what else you can see and do in Budapest using our Budapest trip generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • Like any zoo I guess things could be improved. But the animals looked health. Things are clean and well looked after. They have some lovely animals to appreciate. Some that you don't see in any zoos. ...  more »
  • Good range of animals, enclosures varied in size and setting overall is good. Leaflet in English is helpful too.  more »
  • I wasn't expecting much. Expectations were met. Felt kinda Soviet, a bit drab and sometimes I did feel sorry for the animals (the Tigers especially looked sad) but still, the park staff seemed nice en...  more »
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  • This is a perfect place to spend a weekend day with friends or family. It's a beautiful and outstanding zoo, definitely must see. Be careful with the closing hours, it stops working at 17:30 and you'll have 30 minutes to leave it, until 18:00.
  • Mixed feelings. Not the best zoo I've ever been, but I definitely see improvements time to time. Relatively big zoo, it's easy to spend there hours.
  • Very nice zoo...a lot of animals in good environment. My favourite place Japanese garden. Warth to visit especially with kids.
  • Good day out and much bigger than expected. We walked quite quickly and only managed to get round in 4 hours! I agree with others that many enclosures are not adequate however - though most animals looked happy and were playing etc. Hopefully there are plans to update the zoo in the future.
  • Amazing place with so many different animals! Much better than I expected and a reasonable price. It could do with a bit of TLC but I suppose we go to see the animals not the buildings.