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Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden (Fővárosi Állat és Növénykert)
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden (Fővárosi Állat és Növénykert)

Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden (Fővárosi Állat és Növénykert)

Állatkerti körút 6-12, Budapest

The Basics

Situated in City Park, the Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden is a standout attraction showcasing a plethora of flora and fauna, including upward of 900 animal species. Daily activities such as animal feedings and 3D film screenings enrich guests’ experience. Budapest sightseeing tours sometimes stop by the zoo, though an independent visit is best if you want to take your time. Tickets are available online.

It’s easy to pair a zoo visit with other park attractions. Check out the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the Museum of Fine Arts, or Vajdahunyad Castle, an architectural pastiche from 1896.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The zoo is mostly accessible to wheelchairs, though hilly areas and cobblestones may be challenging.

  • Set aside about four hours for your visit, if you want to see it all.

  • Students, seniors, and Budapest Card holders enjoy discounted entry.

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How to Get There

The centrally located Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden is easiest to reach on public transit. Take the M1 metro to the Széchenyi Fürdő stop, or the 72 trolley to the Állatkert stop. Alternatively, get there by city bikeshare, another convenient and inexpensive option.

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When to Get There

The zoo is open daily year-round, including most holidays. Opening hours change seasonally. For fewer crowds, avoid peak summer tourist season, and go on a weekday instead of a weekend.

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What to See at the Zoo & Botanical Garden

Although this charming attraction was almost destroyed in World War II, its many historic buildings still stand today. Look for quirky structures like the art-nouveau-style Bird House alongside more recently renovated spaces. Exhibit highlights include the reptile house and the Madagascar house, where the lemurs hang out. Younger guests shouldn’t miss the petting farm.

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