Tucked away in the outskirts of Buda is Central Europe’s largest saltwater aquarium, Tropicarium. Hundreds of animals – exotic birds, squirrel monkeys, fish, including Hungarian species, tropical fish and sharks, alligators and other reptiles – are kept in their recreated natural habitat covering an area of more than 32,000 square feet (3,000 square meters).

Visitors can get up close and personal with birds and small monkeys while walking through a tropical rainforest. They can watch one of the 8 sharks from a glass observation tunnel leading through their aquarium. Feeding the sharks is always a popular attraction here. It takes place each Thursday between 3 pm and 4 pm. In addition to the huge saltwater aquarium there are about 50 other aquariums, including a large freshwater aquarium dedicated to the various fish species indigenous to Hungary. This open-air aquarium creates a completely natural ecosystem that changes along with the seasons.

Phone number: +3614243053

Email address: info@tropicarium.hu

Opening hours: every day from 10.00 am till 8.00 pm, last entry is at 7.00 pm.

The admission is free of charge for children under the age of 4, costs 1800 HUF (6 euros) for children between the ages 4 and 18 and 2500 HUF (8 euros) for adults.