Budapest Zoo & Botanical GardenCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: Budapest, Allatkerti krt. 6-12, 1146 Hungary
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +36-12734900
- Ticket Price: 2500 HUF
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Zoo, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden - Review
Budapest is the best city to learn the art of resource management. This zoo that opened up in the year 1866 is still as well maintained and much to our delight has expanded beautifully over the years. It is the oldest zoo in the whole of Hungary and is also one of the oldest in the whole world. With about 1072 species, these Botanical Gardens are sure to make you squeal like a child. Out of the 1072 species, you also find the rare ones such as the Komodo Dragon and the Wombat here. In the initial years, most Hungarian species were housed here but over the years there have been additions of various rare kinds of camels, monkeys, kangaroos and parrots. Ages ago, a giraffe was donated to this zoo by Queen Elizabeth. If you have a kid with you, you should definitely visit this attraction.
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden Information
- Make sure you keep the zoo clean.
- Prepare to stay on the walking path.
- Avoid feeding the animals without the permission of the zoo authorities.
- Children under 14 can use the playground and only with parental supervision.
- Prefer to smoke only in designated area.
- Dogs are not allowed inside the zoo, except Registered Assistant Dogs.
- Tickets are available online.
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden Ticket Prices
- Adult: 2500 HUF
- Child (2 – 14years): 1800 HUF
- Students: 1900 HUF
- Group tickets (adult): 2000 HUF/ person
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden Hours
- Last entry one hour prior to closing time.
How To reach Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden by Public Transport
- Nearby bus stop: Allatkert&Szechenyi furda M – by bus no. -72
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12.65% of people who visit Budapest include Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
48.72% of people start their Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
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Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, Budapest Reviews
A lot to see and it's nice,but I prefer that they number or colour code the paths so you don't confuse or miss anything. Secondly there is a kiosk which sell the traditional sweet. I wanted some biscuits as well which was written on there menu as well But they were animal food. The staff didn't know in English and we bought them!! Animal food has to be sold from different shops or boxes not like this especially if they don't know how to explain.
It's definitely worth a go! It's somewhat easy to navigate, there are lots of animals and plants, they are looked after very well and the location is also fairly good. There are a few shows, mostly around 15 o'clock, and several interactive screen, that show where certain animals live, let you smell different plants or show you the continents changing over time. You also get a chance to feed giraffes, but you have to pay for it. It's very interesting for children too. There are several interesting models of different thing, for example a whale's heart, that children (and probably most adults) can hop into without any problems. Pets are unfortunately not allowed. It's very big and sometimes a bit overwhelming. There have also been a few empty cages or cages that are closed due to renovations (September 2018.). I would suggest coming before noon as it is less crowded and finding a parking place is easier. You might want to dedicate around 4-5 hours for the trip, because it's very big and it takes a lot of time to see everything.
This wonderful treasure is nestled not too far from the bigger tourist sites, such as the Basilica, if you're willing to give the metro system a go (really easy to navigate). While some of the enclosures at the zoo we're closed due to some refurbishments in August 2018 there is still loads to see and do. The animals appear well looked after and it's not so busy that you feel overwhelmed, particularly on a week day. Excellent value for money!
We enjoyed our visit to this zoo. Not very big, but pleasant and for a reasonable price. Therefore also worth a visit while on holiday. We especially liked the Japanese garden with bonsai collection, please try to collect more!! Also, it was exceptional to walk freely among birds and ostriches. In most zoos this is not possible.
I have been in many different zoos before but the variety of animals are really amazing in here. The animals are really interactive, coming up close many times. There is also an adventure park for children for a small additional fee with petting zoo, playgrounds, plenty of food options. Very much looking forward for the future expansion of the zoo with more natural enclosures and a plan for a Bio-dome because some of the big animal enclosures feels a bit small.