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Acquario Civico, Milan

(3.1/5 based on 380+ 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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  • Definitely very different than other aquariums most noble and famous is a visit of great interest for children, especially children who are not bothered by huge spaces and the crush of other properties.
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  • Small but nice, you have the opportunity to know the depths and Mediterranean fish, a small tub is dedicated to tropical fish! Visit worth it!
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  • Visited for free for the first Sunday of the month, the Aquarium is definitely super cute and although it isn't huge, the tubs are catered for and there is a decent variety of fish and play environments. I feel just a bit high (5 €) the cost of the ticket during normal opening hours.
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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.