Sofia Zoo (1, Srebarna Street, Sofia) – this is the oldest and largest Zoo on the Balkan Peninsula. It was established in 1888 by Prince Ferdinand, and initially it was situated near the former royal palace. Over the years the zoo quickly became popular and became a place for recreation, entertainment and education, with its worldwide renowned specialists and the breeding of valuable and rare animal species. It is divided into several sections – herbivores, primates, carnivores, birds, aquarium and terrarium. Admission: 2 BGN (adult), 1 BGN (students/seniors/children ages 7-18), free for children up to 7 years. Hours: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (March-September), 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (October – February).