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Acquario Civico, Milan
(3/5 based on 360+ 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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  • To spend an hour and not just with the kids. It is very interesting. Themed baths plus an arched tank where you can go under. Advisable.
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  • Great place for kids but also for adults. Certainly not as big as other popular aquariums (see Genoa) but well kept and very interesting.
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  • A small Pearl in Milan is the civic Aquarium. Located within the Parco Sempione and it's free. The Art Nouveau building that houses it is remarkable, but even more interesting is the Interior which is handled very well and is also very clean. Last note which is good: it's completely free!
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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.