A great place for kids to get up close and personal with a whole range of animals, 'Once Upon a Time' Park, an extension of the Budapest...
At the northern end of City Park, the Széchenyi Baths is unusual for three reasons: its immense size (with 15 indoor pools and three...
In the centre of Heroes Sq (Hősök tere) is a 36m-high pillar backed by colonnades to the right and left. Topping the pillar is the Angel...
Capital Circus of Budapest
Europe’s only permanent big top has everything one would expect from a circus, including acrobats, big cats and daredevils on horseback....
Gundel, next to the zoo and directly behind the Museum of Fine Arts, is the city’s fanciest (and most famous) restaurant, with a...
XIV Állatkerti körút 6-12 · interesting places nearby
Budapest Zoo information
This huge zoo, which opened with 500 animals in 1866, has an excellent collection of big cats, hippopotamuses, polar bears and giraffes, and some of the themed houses (eg Madagascar, wetlands, nocturnal Australia) are world class. Away from our furred and feathered friends, have a look at the Secessionist animal houses built in the early part of the 20th century, such as the Elephant House with Zsolnay ceramics, and the Palm House with an aquarium erected by the Eiffel Company of Paris.
The zoo's newest attraction, the Varázshegy (Magic Mountain), is an interactive exhibition inside the Great Rock, covering earth's evolution and diversity through 3D film, live animal demonstrations, games and all manner of simple and fun educational tools.