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Sofia Zoo


The Sofia Zoo is indeed the oldest and largest zoo on the Balkan Peninsula, offering visitors a diverse and fascinating journey into the world of animals from different continents. With its rich variety of species and well-designed sectors, the zoo provides an educational and entertaining experience for people of all ages.

If you’re interested in embarking on a round-the-world adventure and encountering animals from various continents, the Sofia Zoo is the place to be. From the king of the jungle and elephants to ostriches and humpbacked camels, visitors can witness the beauty and diversity of the animal kingdom.

The well-organized sectors, such as Herbivores, Primates, Predators, Exotic Birds, Snakes, and Aquarium, ensure that guests have a structured and informative experience. Whether you’re fascinated by rhinos, hippos, and zebras or captivated by parrots, pelicans, and flamingos, the Sofia Zoo has something to offer everyone.

The inclusion of a Terrarium with rare blue-tongued lizards, various types of frogs, and the royal snake family adds to the diversity of the zoo. The Aquarium sector, with over 100 species of fish, including tropical varieties from Asia, Africa, and South America, provides a colorful and mesmerizing underwater experience.

Visitors are encouraged to explore the zoo, follow the signposts, and enjoy encounters with animals from around the globe. The Sofia Zoo is not just a place to observe wildlife but also an opportunity to learn and appreciate the wonders of the animal kingdom.

Adults: BGN 4.00.

Children from 3 to 18 years: BGN 2.00.

Children up to 3 years: Free

Pensioners and persons with permanently reduced working capacity over 50%: BGN 1.00.

Persons accommodated in specialized social institutions: Free of charge

Work time:
Cashiers: 08:30 – 16:30
Visitor stay: until 5:30 p.m.
Administration: 08:00 – 16:30 (Monday – Friday)
All visitors must leave the Zoo by 5:30 p.m.

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