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Bioparco, Rome

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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3.1/5 based on 1,200+ 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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  • Okay animal park. A nice fresh road to walk and not million Americans tourists such as the Vatican City.
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  • We were 12 October, the Park Zoo is very nice and pretty clean! But the personnel working there leave be desired! especially the bar outside entrance, are rubbish!
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  • We visited the Park on Saturday 8 October along with our son. The lovely day with a hot sun. A real treat seeing so many animals that before we had only seen on tv. The Park is well kept and clean. At the entrance we bought tickets to visit the aquarium with fish ... but I honestly was a disappointment. We would have preferred to charge admission for the Reptile House because it was really nice to look at and pleasant to visit. In conclusion, nice to visit with his family. Towards the 14:30 we decided to have lunch and we headed to the restaurant located inside the Park. The salad we ordered was absolutely disgusting and sent it back without any apology for the incident. The Council perhaps bring a brown-bag lunch and stop along the way. Park recommended!!!
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  • Best xoo I've ever been to, theypack so much in and have the best viewing angles that I've never been dissapointed at any of the exibits. I suggest togo when the weather isn't perfect and wear light clothes. Italians don't even bother come out if it's drizzling it seems.
  • Small Zoo in a great location. Not a huge selection of animals but it was OK. We spend some time with the kids and they enjoyed it. Not a "must see" but good to relax during a cultural visit to Rome.
  • Gorgeous historic park that hosts the famous "Galleria Borghese" with splendid gardens, the Borghese lake and many other attractions.
  • I have been to several Zoos in several different European cities and this is by far the worst. Very little population of animais, usually just 1 male and 1 female per species. There are no shows, just the animal feeding and even these are very unimpressive. Upon feeding the animals a zookeeper explains a little about the given species and the zoo's conservation mission but it is all in Italian. The animal tablets are translated to English but with only about half the info that is written in Italian. They have a new exhibit, Alien Fishes. It is about the introduction of alien species in the Italian/Mediterranean ecosystem. It is just aquariums with a couple of Fishes in each of them. The gift Shop is big but is almost empty of gifts. In my opinion, the ticket is overpriced.
  • Very big Zoo, you need at least three hours to see everything. Not so great atmosphere, there's just few fast foods, and not much animals to see. Except part where are lizards, snakes and crocodiles, everything else is pretty much so so. Also it's expensive, kids paying just few euros less than adults. Can't recommend this really, except you saw everything in Rome, and don't know where to take your kids.
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