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Acquario Civico, Milan

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Zoo / Aquarium
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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TripAdvisor
  • Went to the aquarium on a fairly warm day so it was nice to be inside. I could tell from the building that it wasn't going to be large. The tanks were interesting and I liked that they presented diffe...  more »
  • This is not a kind of aquariums with huge tanks and sharks swimming around you, but it is quite fine to spend an hour with the kids inside. The price of 5 euro for the adults (for children the entranc...  more »
  • Situated on the right hand side of Parco Semione, this aquarium can easily be missed due to the fact that it doesn’t look like an aquarium from the outside and the signage isn’t very big so keep your ...  more »
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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.