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Acquario Civico, Milan

(3.1/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Acquario Civico, Milan's free city aquarium, is a great place to cool down and enjoy a variety of aquatic life. The Art Nouveau building is the third-oldest aquarium in Europe, built in 1906 for the International Exhibition of Milan. Inside, you'll find a number of salt- and freshwater exhibits, as well as photo galleries and traveling displays. Particularly notable is the freshwater mountain stream exhibit, which recreates the ecosystem within a snowmelt-fed stream. Here you'll see the high current and pebble bottom characteristic of this environment, along with the small, flat-bodied, or hooked-appendaged creatures adapted to it. For Acquario Civico and beyond, use our Milan trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Milan vacation.
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  • Visited along with my 4 years. Great for kids big and small, various species of fish with explanations and background information. Gardens with pools not immaculately maintained but nice to visit. Upstairs terrace with Botanic Garden drew on the facades of the building. Children have fun and greatest learning. Perfect to spend a few hours different with smaller
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  • A very special place. Definitely not a must if you go to Milan but is definitely a spectacular place with tanks arranged in perfect way is a great variety of fish is plants. As always, in Milan, the staff and very surreal.
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  • Impressed by the work done and the effort to recreate the environments of our Lombardy to see river fauna and flora of our House. There is no lack of exotic guests, nice job done on LEONARDO and the canals.
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  • Maybe a created a big expectation, but I was waiting more than one floor, 100m of corridor... well organized inside. Still worth the visit for someone that have never been to an aquarium in life.
  • I gave it 3 stars because I find it OK for a place to spend some time with little kids when the weather does not permit outdoor activities. If you are a tourist and you want to visit attractions in Milan for sure you will find something better.
  • Too small for something that i read like the one of the largest and most of all..free entrance. Ok it is cost 5 euros but they should change infos on the net. Quite and cozy
  • Tiny and full of kids. Recommend that adults without kids avoid.
  • Very small aquarium. Good place to bring children.