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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  • We found that the smaller animals had okay enclosures. However we were disgusted with how the brown bear and polar bear were kept. The brown bear paced up and down continuously for hours on end... 
    We found that the smaller animals had okay enclosures. However we were disgusted with how the brown bear and polar bear were kept. The brown bear paced up and down continuously for hours on end...  more »
  • As one of the oldest zoo’s I was keen to see this and the botanical gardens, there are a great variety of animals to see here and I didn’t have the time to see them all (2hours). Most seem to be well....  more
    As one of the oldest zoo’s I was keen to see this and the botanical gardens, there are a great variety of animals to see here and I didn’t have the time to see them all (2hours). Most seem to be well....  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.
  • It was a very nice experience strolling around the Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden! The Spring/Summer time gave chill-cool-hot weather, which drove us to get some Ice balls to eat while walking inside the zoo. All of the animals are friendly and lovable! Though, there are some needed protection. 😊 The entire place is clean, but some parts have normal (animal) smell. So, if you are looking for a place to get your kids and entire family to have a bonding with, try to visit this zoo! 😊

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