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Genoa Aquarium

Area Porto Antico | Ponte Spinola, 16128 Genoa, Italy
010/23451
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Ranked #29 of 147 Attractions in Genoa
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Type: Aquariums
Traveler Description: The aquarium is a welcomed diversion from your typical Italian vacation. Though not as large as some American aquariums (Monterey, Long Beach, etc... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Jerusalem, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We visit there on Sunday and the place was very crowded and noisy. A bunch of African immigrants welcomed us in the parking lot and approached the vehicle which was a very unpleasant experience (we were with kids). The line to enter the aquarium was long and we waited for 8 minutes even though we purchased the tickets in advance... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I'm not entirely enthusiastic about fish, so when the kids were keen to visit the aquarium, I went in solely because of their relentless petition. This place took me by surprise - it's brilliant. It has a nice tempo and flow about it that brings affectation and relaxation, even though it was very busy. The lighting draws you into each... More

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lincoln
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It is expensive but well worth the cost at 48 euros for 2 adults. We spent a good two and an half hours here on the only rainy day we had in Genoa. As a diver my husband really enjoyed showing me a non swimmer all the fish he had seen when he dives in the Med. It was also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great location for visitor, coming from a visit of the S. Lorenzo basilica and old Carruggi. Good parking on site.

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Riga, Latvia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Aquarium with a great planning and excellent collection of sea animals/fishes. Dolphin and shark aquariums very impressive. Could spend a very long time to see dolplhins playing. Plan at least 2 hours to see everything.

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Size of this aquarium is impressive with an excellent offering for all ages. The dolphin tank with its multi-level viewing is an excellent idea, we watched them being fed and pampered and then later playing aaround from an impressive gallery consisting of multiple tanks, must see! Be prepared to invest at least 2hours to get in everything, we went with... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It is the largest aquarium in Italy, a huge home to a wide variety of aquatic creatures, including sharks, dolphins, manatees. I love watching the jelly fish tanks; the jelly fish looks like beautiful laces.

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Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

For children and adults absolutely wonderful place. For fans of the sea and animal lovers even more spectacular. Prices are not too high. There are always some interesting additional information for those interested. There is also a restaurant if the kids get hungry. I cannot understand people complaining: yes there are a lot of people and yes you might have... More

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Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We arrived just before the opening time of 9.30 am on a Sunday of a long weekend. There was already a crowd by the time we left 1.5 hours later, there was an enormous queue. my advice is to get there early. The aquarium is huge with many separate exhibits. there were seals, dolphins, sharks , rays, tropical reef fish,... More

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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

the location was easy to find, if you have a family I think it would become an expensive couple of hours so you would want to take your time and get your monies worth, but it does have plenty to offer

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