I really like visiting zoos because they remind me of my childhood. The last time I lived such a relaxing experience was during my second visit to Slovakia.
I vividly remember that pleasant autumn evening and how tired I felt after visiting a few tourist attractions in the town of Bojnice. Feeling very tired, I decided that the best place to relax was the zoo of the town and it turned out to be an inspired choice.
The Bojnice Zoo lies in the middle of a beautiful natural park, near the castle with the same name. Even though the zoo is not a spectacular one, it gained its popularity because it is the oldest zoological garden in Slovakia. The Bojnice Zoo was opened to the public in 1955 and a huge number of tourists have visited it over the years.
Covering an area of 42 hectares, the zoo is home to 390 species and 2630 creatures. The pavilions with monkeys and elephants, the aquarium and the terrarium are in my opinion the most interesting areas of this zoo. There is also a 7-meter tall observation tower, which gives the children the possibility to get close to the animals. If they go down a slide, they will find themselves surrounded by many domestic animals. This aspect makes the zoo a perfect place for families with children, who want to have fun and relax.
I also enjoyed the peaceful vibe of this place and the few hours I spent there went by so fast. It was a real pleasure to enjoy the company of those lovely animals and to relax after an exhausting day. In case you ever get to Bojnice, my advice is to add this zoo to your trip list, because it is the type of place that will help you recharge your batteries.
If I haven’t convinced you to visit the Bojnice Zoo yet, maybe the following pictures will do a better job.