Prague Zoo - 3 hours of fun in the winter and summer, all information

Prague Zoo is one of the oldest andthe largest zoos in Europe. It is located in the vicinity of Prague and, of course, is considered a megapopular tourist destination. I have been here forcibly, since in principle I try to visit all the zoos in all the places where I found myself.

Not because I am a fan of animals and suchentertainment format in general. And because this is the only available way to watch them live, and in general - do not forget that they exist not only on TV. I must admit that I really like some of the animals, for example, such mimic ones like penguins or sea lions.

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Prague Zoo

Modern, well equipped, and for everyoneattention is paid to a corner here - in this regard, I really liked the zoo. Some of the animals less adapted to the local climate are hidden in the pavilions. The rest are free to walk in the open enclosures. This is not a contact zoo, so look at the animals in the cages to be through the fence.

This is not always convenient - there are distances here.huge, and animals do not always like to hang out on the side of the audience. You have to use the zoom on phones and cameras to see the inhabitants of such a site.

Prague Zoo

Prague Zoo

First of all, the zoo in Prague will be interesting.children, so when visiting Prague with your family, it will be Number One Place for your children's entertainment. Well, it is possible that people who are interested or with a certain type of character will also like it there. Even from the experience of my visit, I can say that there were not so many children as adults. Although I do not exclude that this was not the most children's season - winter, after all.

Toilets are well placed on the territory, andnot plastic bio-booths, but full-fledged capital buildings with all amenities and equipment. There are several good restaurants, a couple of outdoor playgrounds and a separate children's area, Children Zoo. On the territory of the zone, you can move on the tram for 10 crowns. To prevent children from getting so tired, you can rent a wooden cart or a folding carriage for free.

And in Children Zoo there are a couple of enclosures forcontact with domesticated animals - food for them is sold at vending machines. Depending on the season (in summer, of course, the zoo is better), you will have two main options - the time of your visit and the list of animals you see. For example, in December, I saw a half-empty zoo. Perhaps I was not lucky with the visits, and the animals just slept in a shelter, or maybe they were already hidden from the seasonal cold.

Well, there is still such a moment as winter nature,which does not look as cheerful as it can be observed in the summer. However, my review of the zoo is entirely positive. Of the important points worth considering the fact that the entire Prague Zoo is located on a hill. Therefore, it may be worth grabbing a stroller for a child. Well, in principle, keep in mind that when planning a visit time - the slide will slow you down.

At the entrance to the zoo is better to buy a card thathelps you cut off unwanted routes and save time visiting. So you can see really interesting animals, and not wool the whole zoo.

Separately, I want to say about the winter period. Directly at the top of the hill, in my opinion, there is the least amount of animals, and most of the enclosures are empty. Therefore, if you have limited time, then maybe you should not go to the very top. Of the animals I liked penguins and fur seals the most, but I guess I’m not original here.

Hyena nameplate and description, no hyena

Hyena nameplate and description, no hyena

Prague Zoo

Prague Zoo

Watching tigers and lions is much more interesting.feeding time, you see not every day you see how a tiger nibbles a bone. But feeding time is only a few times a day, so you need to read and find out information on the feeding schedule in the network. When I was in the tiger pavilion, they were fed there at 2 pm.

Of the animals I saw a lot of people: camels, kangaroos, wolves, hyenas, cheetahs, monkeys, horses, goats, deer, antelopes, elks, there is a separate alley with elephants. In general, everything is beautifully made, with stones, elements of wood, and several other Buddhist statues and pagodas stand nearby. Well, I will not list all the animals, there are really a lot of them even for the winter period and you will have enough of this amount to spend time with interest.

Kangaroo in the Prague Zoo

Kangaroo in the Prague Zoo

Impressed with a large giraffe aviary - rightthe whole field is reserved for them, and I just don’t know if they are let out in winter. I saw them only in a room with a huge glass. And next to the giraffes there is a small pavilion with meerkats - very funny animals with funny habits: they are constantly looking for something, looking somewhere, are afraid of something.

Saw many cages with birds, but I do not birdsI am interested, so I did not really take pictures of them and did not look at them. There is a separate pavilion closed, cool, large, with birds and with vegetation - was closed for reconstruction. On the territory of the zoo there is an observation tower, which offers views of Prague and the surrounding hills.

Approximately the same view opens from the topa hill that stretches from north to south. Here is the funicular, for those who are too lazy to climb to the top. That is, as an option, you can climb the hill using the chairlift, and then, with little effort, walk down in circles. True, he is lucky not to the very top, but approximately to the middle of the hill, so you have to choose which way, then go. In winter, the funicular does not work, by the way.

View of Prague from the zoo

View of Prague from the zoo

Jungle Pavilion

I highly recommend to look at the Indonesian PavilionJungle - a large pavilion with a glass dome, inside which they arranged a corner of the rainforest. There are hot, humid, live birds, monkeys, lizards, and in general everything is pretty cleverly decorated. When you get inside, there is no doubt that you are in the real jungle. Real creepers grow, but the big trees are an imitation of artificial materials.

Pavilion chip - a tunnel at the end of the exhibition,inside of which real bats fly. It is very impressive when you get into the twilight, from where these creatures jump on you. Out of curiosity, I stood there for about five minutes, but the mice do not sit on the person, as it turned out. Maybe it is for the better, because it is not clear how to react if she suddenly lands on you.

Historical reference

1881 year - the first appearance of mentionzoological garden in the newspapers. Until 1922, mainly organizational measures were held. And only then the lands of Alois Svoboda, which donated a plot in the region of Troy, were set aside for the zoo.

In 1923, began the preparatory work. Three years later, a separate organization, the Zoological Park, was created, which, by the end of next year, had completed the fencing of the territory of the future landmark of Prague.

Until 1941, only positive things happened here: the zoo was built up with buildings and open-air cages, as well as with pets. In the 41st year there was a flood due to melting snow.

After the Second World Zoo, they were gradually completed, until in 1959 Zdenek Veselovsky, who led the Prague Zoo among the world leaders - the fourth among the best, took them up.

Information to visit

Entrance fee 200 CZK per person. An additional 5 CZK will go to the zoo map.

Opening hours: November - December from 9 to 16 hours, in spring - up to 17 hours, and in summer up to 19 hours.

In summer, it is more convenient to visit the zoo, because the daylight hours are much longer and the zoo's working time is longer.

You can safely pledge a minimum of 3 visitshours I skimmed it just in that time, and it was not enough. And still it is necessary to take into account that I was alone and without a child, and part of the enclosures were empty, and I was just passing by.

I have seen recommendations in some reviews.lay one or two days for inspection, but this is controversial advice and most likely it applies to those who love animals. I am not a fan of zoology, so my option is at least three hours, and the maximum, slowly and with a snack, is six hours.

In summer, we must bear in mind - the heat is below 40, and on such days it will not be comfortable to walk.

Opening hours of the zoo in Prague

Opening hours of the zoo in Prague

Map of the zoo in Prague

Map of the zoo in Prague

Zoo equipped for disabled

Zoo equipped for disabled

Getting there

Usually tourists live in the center or near the centerPrague, therefore the simplest means of getting to the Prague Zoo is the metro. Take the red line north to the Nadrazi Holesovice station. From there - follow the signs “Zoo”, to the bus stop 112. The bus goes to the stop Zoologicka zahrada.

The fare is 24 - 32 kroons, depending on the removal, and the ticket is valid on time. A ticket for the subway can be bought at the bus stop 112. The bus from the subway rides for about 15-20 minutes.

From the metro station

From the metro station

Exit by signs

Exit by signs

Bus stop 112

Bus stop 112

You can buy tickets at the vending machines.

You can buy tickets at the vending machines.

On the map

Prague Zoo and its surroundings

Prague Zoo:
Botanicka zahrada Troja:
Botanicka zahrada Troja:
Botanicka zahrada Troja:
Nadrazi Holesovice:

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