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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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  • If you come to Genoa you must not miss the place. Spread over a huge area It is recommended to stay at least an hour and a half Interesting for adults and children 
    If you come to Genoa you must not miss the place. Spread over a huge area It is recommended to stay at least an hour and a half Interesting for adults and children  more »
  • Even though they are basically prisons for animals, I love well kept aquariums, and the one in Genoa is one of the best I have so far been lucky to visit. If you dont like standing in queues and... 
    Even though they are basically prisons for animals, I love well kept aquariums, and the one in Genoa is one of the best I have so far been lucky to visit. If you dont like standing in queues and...  more »
  • What an amazing space to be in! My kids had so much to see so did we, it was a great experience for the entire family. We got to see so many sea creatures all under one roof. it was really worth... 
    What an amazing space to be in! My kids had so much to see so did we, it was a great experience for the entire family. We got to see so many sea creatures all under one roof. it was really worth...  more »
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  • Wonderful aquarium. Compared to other similar places, this is quite large, the kids were very happy. We stayed about 4 hours (including nice lunch at the terrace with beautiful view over harbour). Price is quite high, but it is a half-day event.
  • Keeping dolphins in captivity is not nice. However the conditions of the dolphins and other animals seem better than usual here. All of the tanks are well maintained and well curated. Most of the animals seem healthy and there's quite a lot of space for the bigger fish and mammals. One of the top 5 aquariums I've seen around the world.
  • Amazing aquarium! All the animals and fish look healthy and well cared for. Habitats are appealing, clean, and engaging for all ages. The dolphins, manatees, and sharks were highlights! It was VERY crowded on the Sunday morning we went, but, it was comforting to know everyone inside had a Super Green Pass and all wore FFP2 masks.
  • Great sight especially for kids. A lot of maritime ecosystems are shown, with a focus on the mediterranean. There are sharks, seals, manatees and dolphins and a nice display about the local sea mammal population. Good facilities, toilets with changing tables and plenty of elevators for strollers and wheelchairs. To eat there is a choice of a good-value restaurant, a fast food bar and a nice picnic area.
  • I visited Genoa on a cruise and went to the aquarium. It was so amazing!!!! I love animals so much and they had some cool and really cute animals. I would highly recommend going here if you ever visit Genoa. Going earlier is definitely better before field trips.

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