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Genoa Aquarium

Area Porto Antico | Ponte Spinola, 16128 Genoa, Italy
010/23451
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Ranked #25 of 152 Attractions in Genoa
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This aquarium is one of the best we have ever visited. The manatees are mesmerising and the aquarium is so well thought out.

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Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Come here on a weekday off season if you can - the place is virtually empty. Next to the Monaco aquarium one of the best collections I have seen. A must in Genoa.

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Milano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I finally managed to visit the Aquarium in Genova last weekend, after hearing so much about it. I can honestly say that I was well + truly impressed with the venue, and especially with the various tanks and wide selection of sea fauna + vegetation on display. The lay-out is well marked, with arrows pointing you in the direction of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

An excellent aquarium just of the vibrant Genoa Docks. The area around it is a little rough but the inside is modern. There are lots exhibits with English translations which is useful and the exhibits themselves are large and interesting. There is a lot of empty space between exhibits though so it can feel a little empty at times but... More

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Bermuda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Genoa Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Italy and amongst the largest in Europe, so I was looking forward to the visit. I have mixed feelings about the place. It does have some nice exhibits that would make it particularly impressive for children. However, I find the practice of keeping dolphins in bare tanks/ponds inappropriate. I also wonder about... More

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Springfield, Mo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The attraction itself is okay. I've been to better aquariums in the US and the Caribbean. Also be prepared to defend your personal space and be aggressive to view the attractions, it was not uncommon for other tourist to rudely butt in front of you or stand extremely close.

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Liege, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I'm not sure it is worth the fee (24€!), but it is certainly a beautiful aquarium. While I'm not too happy to see cetaceans in aquariums, one of the dolphins had a baby, so I guess they don't feel too bad there.

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Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The kids loved this aquarium. The museum in laid out in an organized manner ensuring you don't miss any exhibits as you tour around at your own pace. Penguins, turtles, sharks, and the baby dolphin were highlights for us!

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geneva
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Unfriendly staff.They don't even bothet to give you the feeding times. If you are into this thing than maybe worth a visit.I found it rather sad.

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Bientina, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I was on holiday in Liguria with my boyfriend and, on the last day, we decide to go to Genoa. We visited the Aquarium. As we got there, we had problems to find parking and at last we found it, but paid a fortune! The fee of entrance was 30.00€ , but only to visit the traditional tour. Otherwise if... More

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