A lush rainforest and aquarium full of fabulously beaky, slithery and toothy denizens
In the Campona shopping centre down in Budapest's outlying district XXII, you'll find this collection of aquariums (including Europe's largest saltwater) and rainforest environments with an impressive number of exotic critters - crocodiles, huge snakes and other reptiles; free-flying tropical birds; small monkeys; and a myriad of freshwater and saltwater creatures, including moray eels, rays and the big stars of the show, four species of sharks (in fact, Tropicarium is also known as the "Shark Zoo"). There's a 13-metre (43-foot) observation tunnel which lets you stroll through the shark tank as its eight toothy denizens swim around and over you. Brave certified divers who book ahead can even take a plunge with them. The Tropicarium is open daily from 10:00 to 20:00 and you can expect to spend at least a couple of hours here.