Budapest Zoo - Botanical Garden

Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden - one of the oldest zoo in the world

The Budapest Zoo, built in 1866, is the oldest and largest zoo park of Hungary. Until the 1950-s, it was the sole zoo park of the country. Its 11-hectare territory was declared a natural preserve area in 1986.

The park features 3,500 species of plants and 750 animal species, with 5,000 specimens. A major renovation began in 1990, resulting in nearly all species getting their modern, spacious habitats.

There are quite a few works of art on the territory of the Zoo; the two most significant of these are the Elephant House and the main entrance to the Zoo, built in Art Nouveau style.

For the sake of children, the Zoo has a special section where the cubs of some species may be fondled and fed with special food.

Holnemvolt Park ('Once Upon a Time Park') is a family leisure park of the Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, which was opened in 2014. Besides presenting the various species the area also features entertainment rides. Some of these (the "hundred year-old" carousel, the cave train, the roller coaster, the fairy tale boat, the enchanted castle and the funny jungle ride) have been taken over by the Zoo from the heritage of the Amusement Park (Vidámpark).

Budapest ZOO, Elephant Gate

Budapest Zoo Address

1146 Budapest, Állatkerti körút 6-12

Budapest Zoo entrance fee

Adults: HUF 3300, Child (2-14): HUF 2200

Budapest Zoo Opening hours

Jan, Febr, Nov, Dec: 09:00-16:00
March, Oct: 09:00-17:00
Apr, Sept: 09:00-17:30
May, June, July, Aug: 09:00-18:00

Budapest Zoo Transportation

Metro: line 1 - Stop: Széchenyi fürdő

Budapest ZOO, Elephant House

Budapest Zoo - Botanical Garden, Palm House

Image Gallery of Budapest Zoo


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