Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Hungary  /  Southern Great Plain  /  Csongrad County  /  Szeged  /  Zoos & Aquariums  /  Szegedi Állatkert -ZOO

Szegedi Állatkert -ZOO, Szeged

(100+ reviews on the web)
Zoo / Aquarium
Szegedi Állatkert -ZOO is located in Szeged. Put Szegedi Állatkert -ZOO on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Szeged vacation generator.
Create a full Szeged itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Szeged

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Szeged by other users

32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ROMANIA July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Italy, Szeged & Madrid BY A USER FROM ROMANIA July, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Europe BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Hungary & Austria BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, culture, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Szeged BY A USER FROM HUNGARY June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Szeged BY A USER FROM HUNGARY June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Szeged BY A USER FROM HUNGARY June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Hungary BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Hungary BY A USER FROM HUNGARY July, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • My daughter loves this zoo. She had been there many times and she finds something new to explore again and again. So if you love zoos you should definitely visit this one too. - This zoo is in the ani...  more »
  • 1st of all we were hugely undersold on this zoo. Which maybe made our experience better. Great value for money costing around £6per adult. They had a good little play park half way around which was go...  more »
  • I visited the Zoo on a sunny weekend afternoon with family. It is situated in a large woody area, with planty of trees, bushes and space providing good conditions for the animals. The zoo participates...  more »
Google
  • The zoo is split into five geographical regions of the world according to the animals native land, namely: Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and South America. As you walk around, which may take between two and four hours (depending on whether or not you are a family, interested in viewing every animal and/or like viewing every description board), it is very important to investigate every nook and cranny of the zoo because what looks like a shed, storage room or empty pathway usually has an enclosure of some sort. Certain bird and reptile houses are examples, but also certain areas of the Europe zone too. So look everywhere, basically. As you walk around you instantly see well looked after, clean, animals that have plenty of space to move around. The park itself is also very clean and tidy with facilities such as toilets (for people with disabilities too), parenting rooms, snack bars, park benches/seats and children's playgrounds. I found the snack bars a tad expensive, and even if you say "the zoo has to make money somehow" I do not think families would agree; especially as I noticed that many local families bought drinks and sandwiches with them. The 3pm seals show is a favourite, so make sure you arrive early for a space in the crowd TIP: Hold the map as landscape so that Asia is on your right. Also, as there are not too many arrow signs (directions) as you walk around it is best too follow the Paw Prints! I think the zoo did this on purpose so you get a feeling of exploration, and I think it works beautifully. Great idea. THE ANIMALS As said above: The animals are well looked after and clean, living in modern, natural and spacious enclosures. With 600 specimens from about 140 species it must be a huge and difficult task to keep the zoo at such a high level of maintenance. For this, the zoo must be congratulated. Some of the animals sleep during the afternoon while others are difficult to spot in their enclosures either because they are too far away (their enclosure is huge) or hidden within the greenery/trees. So I highly recommend you take a zoom lens camera with you if you can. Digital Cameras are okay, but you will get better results from a dedicated zoom lens camera. Another problem with taking photos is the wired fences around the enclosures. Sometimes a digital camera's 'auto-focus' mode picks up the wired fence as the foreground whereby it blurs out the animal(s). So poke your digital camera's lens through the wire if/when possible for better results. Some of the rarer animals and creatures of Szeged zoo include the cute meerkats! Among the animals are curiosities such as the wolverine, bat eared fox, North Chinese leopard, Chinese water deer, silvery marmoset, red-cheeked gibbon, giant anteater, maned wolf and jackal as well as the old favourites such as giraffes, monkeys, lions, cheetah, tigers, birds, insects and reptiles (including the Taranchula). No elephants though. That is the nice thing about Szeged zoo though. It has unique, unseen, animals as well as old favourites, which makes it a worthwhile trip just for this reason alone. IN CONCLUSION Although the zoo caters for everyone including single people and couples, I would say the zoo is best enjoyed as a family/friends with young children or as a group tour; preferably on a hot day. There is nothing about the zoo that states 'no single people' or 'no couples' of course, but on my visit the majority of visitors were either with family or a group. On top of this I would recommend taking one the zoo's guided tours or special programmes. They have an 'evening zoo tour' for example that is held once every summer month. Unfortunately, like many other Hungarian attractions, all the zoo description boards were in Hungarian only. The names of the actual animals, insects, etc were written in German, English and Spanish for example but not the main description. If they would of been in English for example I would of enjoyed the trip even more. With that said: the animals etc are the main attraction of course, so the descriptions are secondary.
  • Perfect place to spend a nice Sunday evening with the kids and family
  • Nice place, wide area, long alleys, many animals. Not bad.
  • I had an amazing time there! Tons of cute animals, relaxing environment and kind zookeepers! The Seal Show is a must see attraction.
  • One of the nicest zoo in the country, wuth many sights and great experiences across the whole zoo.