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Acquario di Genova, Genoa

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Acquario di Genova includes 70 tanks housing more than 600 different species of sea creatures, including dolphins, seals, sharks, and tropical fish. In the old harbor area of the city, the aquarium covers more than 3,100 sq m (33,000 sq ft) and welcomes more than 1 million visitors each year. Opened in 1992, the venue was built to celebrate the 500th anniversary of local sailor Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World. Designed by Genoese architect Renzo Piano, the structure resembles a ship ready to head out to sea. Advance tickets are available online. Put Acquario di Genova into our Genoa trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A Renzo Piano designed aquarium right in the old seaside of Genoa. The modern structure fitting in seamlessly with the seaport of Christopher Columbus! I have seen many aquariums in the states but thi...  more »
  • When I told a friend I was going to Italy with my son he promptly ordered: "you must go see Genoa Acquarium!". Oh well, we were not going to the city, but ... we did a leap of faith on his behalf. We ...  more »
  • Its the biggest in Italy, but the whole area is not really big. It has nice collection of marine animals but nothing you cannot see anywhere else. There are also plants, turtle etc in the exitbition. ...  more »
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  • If parking at the aquarium with long waiting lines, you should follow a few hundred meters to the right and go to the parking lot of the port.
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  • What about on an open lot? outdoor parking, pretty baby and autoincastrante. unguarded and prey to every customer
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