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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  • A beautiful trip, the guide was very kind and helpful. One more beautiful than the other animals who were ALL GORGEOUS!!
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  • Good experience, made already at the beginning of the year, repeated with pleasure. Animals, seems to be well maintained. If you happen not to be missed the dolphin show
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  • Wonderful and unique experience, one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited, the Aquarium is huge with a big variatà of fish. Worth visiting
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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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