Bioparco di Roma, or the Rome Zoo, was founded in 1908 so the public could view exotic animals and learn about their habitats. Since then, the park has added conservation and environmental education to its goals. The blend of early 20th-century architecture next to the recreated habitats gives the zoo a fantastical appearance that combines human history with natural history. Arrive well before closing time at 5 p.m., because many of the habitats close early to accommodate the animals. Arrange to visit Bioparco di Roma and other attractions in Rome using our Rome journey maker.
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Bioparco di Roma reviews
Disappointing zoo experience. Have been to other bioparcs in Europe and was looking forward to a similar experience. This was very underwhelming, zoo looks very tired and old, uninspiring animal...
Disappointing zoo experience. Have been to other bioparcs in Europe and was looking forward to a similar experience. This was very underwhelming, zoo looks very tired and old, uninspiring animal... more »
Visited February 2023. It was much better than I expected. There is a wide variety of animals some that I had never seen before. The park is a good size to walk around, not too big and not too small..... more
Visited February 2023. It was much better than I expected. There is a wide variety of animals some that I had never seen before. The park is a good size to walk around, not too big and not too small..... more »
Awful zoo! Every single animal from the elephants to the ducks looks neglected, malnourished, depressed. The enclosures are scarily too small for all the animals. There's almost no vegetation in the..... more
Awful zoo! Every single animal from the elephants to the ducks looks neglected, malnourished, depressed. The enclosures are scarily too small for all the animals. There's almost no vegetation in the..... more »
The zoo is not very large, but there is a nice variety of animals to see. Given the fact that you will walk around with children, it's even better so they don't get very tired towards the end. The animals were easy to spot even if we visited later in the afternoon. You should definitely bring your own food if you visit. We bought some coffee and donuts from the cafeteria, but all the other places selling food were closed! The price is a bit high given what you are offered (14 EUR per child, 17 EUR per adult)
A nice half day out. Tickets are €17 for adults and only €14 for children. The zoo has a wide range of animals on display and contains plenty of educational signs in both Italian and English. There are no restaurants in the zoo besides a small cafe and a hot dog cart, so I'd recommend bringing a packed lunch or getting food in a nearby supermarket before coming if you intend to eat in one of the picnic areas. There are also a few water fountains dotted around the park so you can bring a refillable bottle to avoid buying water over there.
Small zoo with not so many animals but exciting for the kids to see. Easy for them to walk through and enjoy the wild life. There's a snack stand outside so you can buy some water. One point for smoking and the tickets for me +2kids were 45 euros. Wasn't too busy when I went which was great.
The price for adult is 17 euro, for kids - 14 euro. The area is quite large and really interesting. We spent 6 hours here with my 9 years old son. It's a place where is nice to be not in a hurry but calmly enjoy the time together exploring the lifestyle of different forms of life. There is a cafe where you can have a coffee or lunch. Unfortunately on the day of our visit there was no soy milk so keep in mind it could happen. The most of food was with a meat or fried. So maybe you would want to take your own snacks. There is a special picnic zone. Near elefants' home you can find a fontane with drinking water. Also there are spots all over the park where you can buy cold water. All over the park you can meet peacocks that are walking freely among the visitors. They are very friendly and like raisins)) The area with the reptiles closes at 17:00. Also some of the animals go to their inner homes or go to sleep near that time. So my advice is to come here in the morning. On weekends you can see the process of feeding of some animals.
I'm writing this with mixed feelings. One the one hand, I'm against keeping animals in cages and therefore against zoos that do it for profit, in general. On the other -in some zoos animals are rescued and being taken care of but I don't know which is the case here. The zoo itself is of good size, not too small not too big. You can see everything in a few hours and the experience is overall nice. Some cages felt big enough for the animals and some small. There are water fountains to drink from and a cafe/restaurant but not much choice so better bring food from home. Entry is 17 Eur for adult.
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