Budapest Zoo

Price guide: Mid-range

Allatkerti korut 6-12, Budapest, 1146

Price guide: Mid-range

Budapest Zoo
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By Adrian Phillips, your Budapest expert

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#14 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Budapest
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Nature / wildlife

Best for Fun - Expert review of Budapest Zoo

Fun for the family – an Art-Nouveau zoo, a year-round circus and a funfair.

Standing at the western side of City Park, Budapest Zoo is worth a visit as much for its Art-Nouveau architecture as its animals. The elephant house is quite remarkable, looking like a house of worship with its domed roof covered in turquoise Zsolnay tiles and its minaret-like viewing tower. The zoo has a good spread of species (among them the only gorillas in Hungary, including a baby born at the start of 2010), a palm house featuring tropical plants and a petting area where children can stroke the rabbits and goats. Next to the zoo is a permanent circus, and beside that an amusement park with a merry-go-round that dates to the early 1900s and a wooden rollercoaster.

Price advice: 

Entrance 1,990 forints (adults), 1,390 forints (concessions).

Expert tips: 
The zoo and amusement park are considerably less crowded on weekdays – and note that, unlike museums and galleries, they are open on Mondays.
There are additional programmes at the zoo in summer, including evenings of jazz in July and August.

More information on Budapest Zoo:

Price guide:
Zoo / wildlife park / aquarium
Allatkerti korut 6-12, Budapest, 1146
1 273 4900
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Nov–Feb 9am–4pm daily. Mar & Oct Mon–Thu 9am–5pm, Fri–Sun 9am–5.30pm. Apr & Sep Mon–Thu 9am–5.30pm, Fri–Sun 9am–6pm. May–Aug Mon–Thu 9am–6.30pm, Fri–Sun 9am–7pm.

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