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Bioparco, Rome

(3.1/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
Bioparco, or the Rome Zoo, was founded in 1908 so the public could view exotic animals and learn about their habitats. Since then, the park has added conservation and environmental education to its goals. The blend of early 20th-century architecture next to the recreated habitats gives the zoo a fantastical appearance that combines human history with natural history. Arrive well before closing time at 5 p.m., because many of the habitats close early to accommodate the animals. Put Bioparco and other Rome attractions into our Rome family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A really beautiful place in the heart of villa borghese lots of animals to see Park very well cared for and welcoming absolutely recommended for all adults and children to spend a beautiful day immersed in nature.
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  • Stroll through the Bioparco (Zoo) when I was strolling through the gardens of Villa Borghese. has a nice portico and ticket paid. Not entered
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  • Great to get a little away from the inner city. Nice park with many different animals. Fair price for entrance. We visited the Park in the morning before it became too hot, so the animals were active. Can be recommended.
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  • This is a good Zoo, but when I went, its cost 16 Euros and about 20% of the exhibits were closed. I also didn't appreciate that the Aquarium cost another 3 Euros. Its a decently sized zoo and there's a nice picnic area. The animals looks pretty healthy, although I think some of them could have done with more space.
  • Went on a day trip with our little ones. Their were many of each animal and we found it was quite good compared to our local zoo in Vancouver, BC. The enclosures are a bit smaller than some, but it was nice not to have to walk so much. Many animals seemed to run up to the fence or front of glass to greet our children. Especially enjoyed the chimpanzees who put on a show for us.
  • The zoo is nice, but it seems like there were very few of each animal. Only one lion/tiger, so if they were asleep you don't get too see one at all. Kids under one meter tall get in for free. It was nice that all of the information they had was in both Italian and English.
  • A really nice and cosy zoo. Large variety of animals - make sure to pay extra for access to the aquarium (you get to see Nemo and Dory - although they are not advertised as such). Be aware that certain parts of the zoo close earlier, such as the reptile house.
  • loved it! Its definitely not the Bronx or San Diego zoo but well worth a visit and the only zoo i have seen that actually has a guinea pig pen with about 50 critters running around - FUN!