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Zoo Sofia

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ul.Srebarna 1, Sofia 1407, Bulgaria
+359 2 868 2043
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Well worth a visit

Sofia Zoo is coming on 130 years old next year. Opened 1888. It's location is slightly obscure... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cracker13274
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Ireland
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Simple enjoyment

We spent a day here with the children. Simple zoo, not very elaborate. But nice variety of animals... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
202thames
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Thamesville, Canada
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good20%
  • Average31%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible18%
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“nice zoo” (4 reviews)
“wild animals” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 19:00
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ul.Srebarna 1, Sofia 1407, Bulgaria
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+359 2 868 2043
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sofia Zoo is coming on 130 years old next year. Opened 1888. It's location is slightly obscure. It's located off Simenova Chossee. You pass building supplier years on both sides till you get to it. Parking is ample and free. Admission for 2 adults &...More

Thank cracker13274
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a day here with the children. Simple zoo, not very elaborate. But nice variety of animals. Bear exhibit was very interesting.

Thank 202thames
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many animals, from snake, bear to Hipopotham and rhinoceros. The minus - because of the size, there are parts which are stink (as well as the toilet). The girls enjoyed a lot, we made an ice-cream break as well. The cost was not...More

Thank shlomigel
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Try to go on a cooler day. I was in two minds to visit and the trip advisor reviews almost persuaded me not to go. I am so glad we did. You can see that a lot of work is being done at the zoo...More

Thank lisaupham
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Been to Sofia a few time but never managed to have enough time to visit here until today. At the cost of 4leva(£1:80) it's fabulous value, a great day out highly recommend.

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This zoo was in walking distance of our hotel, so we decided to give it a try, and having been in another eastern european zoo, we were not expecting much. Sadly, we were right to have our doubts. This place is an awful, depressing place....More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 19 May 2017

In this zoo you can find a lot of different animals from all around the globe. It is very organized and for foreigners and there are signs everywhere. However I was kinda disappointed by the conditions in which the animal's live there, the Bulgaria s...More

Thank Natalija K
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I was curious about this establishment based on the reviews I read on here, having seen other eastern block animal treatment. I went with an open mind, and you need to (remember you are experiencing a different culture and values l). Yes it is dated...More

1  Thank DWatson79
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The zoo is built in old socialist time with no respect to animals. Do not recommend to go in not open air buildings without gas mask - too smelly. Some renovations are under way and hope this will be for better.

Thank 577svetoslavt
Reviewed 24 April 2017

It's hard to review this zoo as I have been here now twice. The first time in August last year and the 2nd time at the end of February (2017). And the reason it's hard is because of how you can look it this Zool....More

1  Thank j00st78
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