Most visitors to Prague focus on the historic centre. Visiting the zoo isn’t on their list – but it should be as Prague Zoo regularly wins awards for being one of the top zoos in the world.

The Prague zoological garden first opened in 1931 and covers an area of 60 hectares in the Prague borough of Troja.


It really is a lovely zoo and the animals have plenty of space, inluding a large African savanna, where giraffe, antelope, zebra and ostrich roam together.

Picture: © Martin Smrček, Prague Zoo

The easiest public transport route is to take a no. 112 bus from Nádraží Holešovice metro station. But there are other routes, including a seasonal boat service.

You can walk around the zoo using Google Maps.

Below, a selection of photographs taken at a recent visit to Prague zoo – © 2022 Roman Krupička all rights reserved.

The Prague zoological garden
U Trojskeho zamku 120/3
171 00 Praha 7

+420) 296 112 230