Did you know that one of the most visited zoos in the Czech Republic is located in Prague? In fact, the Prague Zoo is considered one of the most comprehensive and interesting zoos in the world.
In the rest of this article, we will present you with more details about this iconic place in the Czech capital.
Discover everything you need to know about Prague Zoo
As the most visited zoo in the Czech Republic, surpassing the one in Liberec, Prague Zoo (Zoologická zahrada hl. m. Prahy) welcomes approximately 1.4 to 1.5 million visitors annually. It is home to nearly 5,000 animals from over 680 species, including birds, mammals, and reptiles.
The zoo is divided into several sections:
- African Savannah
- Elephant Valley
- Northern Forest
- Indonesian Jungle
In total, Prague Zoo covers an area of 69 hectares. The area is crossed by a river and surrounded by rocky cliffs. The views from the highest points are spectacular.
Where is Prague Zoo located?
Prague Zoo is located on the outskirts of the city, in the Troja district. It is approximately six kilometers away from the city center. Getting there is quite easy. You can take the metro to Nádraží Holešovice (line C) and then take bus number 112.
How much does it cost to enter Prague Zoo?
The entrance fee to Prague Zoo depends on your age:
- Adults: 250 CZK per visit
- Children aged 3 to 15: 200 CZK per visit
- Children under 3: Free admission
- Students: 200 CZK per visit, with a valid student ID
What are the opening hours of the zoo?
Prague Zoo has different opening hours depending on the season:
- January and February: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- March: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- April until May 7th: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- From May 8th until August 31st: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
- June, July, and August: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- September and October: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- November and December: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
What are the rules to be followed inside?
Inside Prague Zoo, there are several rules of conduct to be followed. Firstly, smoking is prohibited. Secondly, it is strictly forbidden to touch and feed the animals, except in the designated children’s section.
Dogs are allowed, but they must be kept on a short leash. Finally, consuming drugs and alcohol within the premises is prohibited as it may disturb the animals.