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Zoo Santo Inacio

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Rua 5 de Outubro 4503, Vila Nova de Gaia 4430-809, Portugal
+351 22 787 8500
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Really nice city zoo

Very nice way to spend a few hours with young children. The zoo is the perfect size for strolling... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
elainebowe
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Ennis, Ireland
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Excellent experience

Firstly I would like to say that the driver of the free shuttle was excellent and so friendly and... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
ManchesterRobbo
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Manchester
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Zoo Santo Inácio is the largest and greenest zoo in Northern Portugal and is located only 10 minutes away from Porto, at Vila Nova de Gaia. With barely more than a decade of existence and more than 1.5 million visitors, Zoo Santo Inácio is already the reference zoo in Northern Portugal. Find out more about Lions, Snow Leopards, Cheetahs, Camells, Humboldt Penguins, Pygmy Hippopotamus, Spider Monkeys, Crocodiles, Tarantulas, among many other animals and enjoy amazing Birds of Prey, Reptiles and Wildlife Demonstrations, and the funny Penguin Feeding.A fun day guaranteed!
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Rua 5 de Outubro 4503, Vila Nova de Gaia 4430-809, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice way to spend a few hours with young children. The zoo is the perfect size for strolling around and offers a great variety of animals. Water areas are very pretty and although the weather wasn’t too warm there are plenty of areas to...More

Thank elainebowe
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Firstly I would like to say that the driver of the free shuttle was excellent and so friendly and apology for forgetting his name but he added to the ambience. It is only a small zoo but very compact and clean.The animals look well looked...More

Thank ManchesterRobbo
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We caught the shuttle bus to the zoo which was very simple. There’s loads of different animals to see which is great. However when we got the zoo and presented the tickets we bought through trip advisor via viator, we were informed that they are...More

2  Thank Bernadette C
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A lovely zoo with many animals- including lots of big cats and all the usual animals- except elephants.The zoo cost us 12 euros from Gaia as it is hard to get to on public transport.There were several animal feeding sessions throughout the day and there...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Website advertise that there is a free shuttle service. However the shuttle bus can only fit around 8 people. We were the third family and there was no space on the bus. Pls note that you get priority to the shuttle if you buy the...More

1  Thank fun00001
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

There's a really big variety of animals, places to rest, cafe, restaurant, eating areas, big lakes and much comfort, an adventure I recommend 😊

Thank VaniaRocha
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The zoo is on the outskirts of Gaia (opposite bank of the Douro River from Porto) and is not directly accessible by the Metro subway system. However, the zoo provides a very helpful free shuttle service (between 1st April and 31 October) that gets you...More

3  Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a smaller than normal, but very well designed and maintained zoo. Worth the visit if you are from nearby or have some time to kill and can find it (a bit off the path). Highlights are: A big savannah like environment where different...More

Thank AVSF6
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

It´s a good place to spend a day. You can find a lot of very well treated animals in great facilities. The restaurant in not very good, but you can try to have a picnic. Children until 2 just don´t pay.

Thank RicardoVAlves
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Went there with my boyfriend on a week day. There were a couple of groups with kids but the park is so big that as long as you go the opposite way you can still enjoy the view and the animals. Very good variety and...More

1  Thank ECastroC
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toftofolin
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Hi! It's possible to feed, some fram animals and the ducks In the central lake, with some corn. The other animals no.
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Malgorzata K
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Response from Joana_MLC_Martins | Property representative |
Hello! Get the Metro (yellow line) in direction to Santo Ovídeo at Porto City Centre and get off at the metro stop João de Deus (in front of the El Corte Ingles). Cross the Avenida da República Avenue and take the MGC bus... More
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