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The elephant house at Budapest Zoo
Photograph: Pixabay / Anerma

Time Out says

This 150-year-old zoo on the fringes of City Park is hard to miss. Its striking art nouveau entrance with elephants flanking the gate and polar bears climbing over the arch is a visit-worthy attraction in itself. Once you’re inside, get ready to immerse yourself in a wonderland that’s home to 500 animal and 4,000 plant species. You could spend a good two or three hours exploring enclosures like the 19th-century greenhouses designed by Gustave Eiffel, currently filled with tropical plants and birds, the butterfly house that flutters with a colourful cast of characters, or the ’Australia area’ where boinging wallabies cause havoc. But the real highlight – both inside and out – is the beautiful, temple-like elephant house. 

Jennifer Walker
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Jennifer Walker


Állatkerti körút
Adults 3,300 HUF, children 2,200 HUF
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm; Sat, Sun 9am-6pm
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