Aquarium of Genoa, Genoa

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Aquarium of Genoa 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. Plan your visit to Aquarium of Genoa and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Genoa trip planner .
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  • One of the best experiences and most exciting attractions of Genoa! Did not compare. I highly recommend a visit to the Aquarium if you want to spend a day immersed in the aquatic biota! Never disappoints.
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  • Parties on the morning of a Saturday afternoon from Milan, my boyfriend and I, we went directly at the renowned Aquarium. We parked right in front of the speakers (€8 for 4 hours). To avoid queues had already booked tickets for the Aquarium on their site, well laid out although I have to say its not cheap. The Aquarium itself is well maintained and is very nice to see all types of fish. Everything is laid out as if you were making the rounds of the marine world, from country to country, with explanations and details of various species. In short, a different and pleasant afternoon. Recommended for families especially, but suitable for all ages. Only drawback encountered was the extra to be able to see other fish not included in the base path (Cetacea).
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  • Once again we have renewed your annual subscription to the Aquarium ... There have been changes: the price should really (€55), has many advantages including and this time has a passport photo (probably to catch the scoundrels). Is always an enjoyable experience for adults and children (11-month old daughter loves the Aquarium and always tries to interact with animals!!!) ... but please, please, check out the PEOPLE who USE the FLASH, there are so many, many that don't care of the various signs and often the boys overseers pass us on and say nothing ... It's animal health! Belle initiatives were added in all the way ... for all to see in the Hall of jellyfish is the "plastic jellyfish" to raise awareness among visitors to the causes of pollution of the seas. Beautiful items in stores inside although some are especially dear.
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  • A fantastic, top notch aquarium. They say it's the largest in Europe but you can see everything in an afternoon. While I encourage you to support the aquarium by buying souvenirs and food, eat somewhere else if you have a list of restaurants you want to eat at. The only reason to eat at the aquarium is for the view.
  • Pretty good aquarium, with an excellent opportunity to view dolphins. On the other hand, it's claim to be 'the biggest in Europe' must be based mainly on the amount of empty floor space, not the number of tanks or fish. It's pricey, and the entrance cost (€70 for 2 adults and a small child) doesn't even include entrance to all of the aquarium.
  • Nice place. Not extra big. But if you like sea creatures you can spend a lot of time. Kids were happy to run with delphines and "play" with tropic fishes. Will visit next time for sure
  • We loved this place! There is a great range of animals to see and its very educational. I love the fact that they put everything in English too.
  • I really loved the variety of different sea animals one was able to see here, especially the dolphins were a big highlight! Still I found the tank for the dolphins too small. I'm sure they would love an extra swimming area outside of the aquarium for example!
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