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Genoa Aquarium

Address: Area Porto Antico | Ponte Spinola, 16128 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 010/23451
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$17*
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Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Ranked #25 of 145 Attractions in Genoa
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Alright but expensive. Be ready to be bothered by African panhandlers claiming to give you"gifts"not too friendly in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It is not a show, makes you feel concerned about the oceans One of these rare places where animals in captivity are not stressed like in a circus A great lesson for our siblings Nice endeavor

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The aquarium is enormous and the exhibits excellent. Plenty of information is provided, in English. we were treated to a fantastic "show" by the Dolphins and the Penguins. We happily spent almost 3 hours here. I could have stayed longer but my traveling companions were getting a bit footsore and tired. We exited at sunset to gorgeous views over the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Although we had some doubts about visiting the aquarium - not a priority for us and an expensive entrance fee - a very cold and windy day forced us inside. We didn't regret it. There was much to see, information was plentiful. Plan at least two hours to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is a great aquarium, especially for kids. Plenty of exhibits with a wide variety of sea creatures from throughout the world, with the odd frog exhibit. The manatee and dolphins were a highlight. You can buy a package deal, online is cheaper apparently, for the aquarium, museum and submarine which takes up to 5 hours. If you don't have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I visited Genoa Aquarium on 28 August. It was a long queue to wait. The entry fee is 24 Euro. Beautiful attraction for all ages, especially for kids. They would love the dolphin show. Inside there are coffee shops, and souvenir stores. We take as a gift a calendar with our photo!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Set in an old tanker, this is an exciting attraction. Situated in the old section of Genoa, the aquarium offers a wide variety of fish from all over the world, seen in their own specifically controlled. environments. A must see together with the old part of town of Genoa. So much history with so many small shops which are much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The aquarium is very nicely done, with a dolphin show. It's not as extensive as the one in Monterey California, but it's well worth going through it, especially if you're with kids. There is a caffe shop and a small souvenir store. You can also do a small harbor cruise right off the aquarium.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

With the exception of the penguin tank (far too small and no natural light) most of the exhibits in the aquarium were thoughtfully and tastefully presented. Sadly the same couldn't be said for the hoards of rude kids and ruder parents who simply barged and pushed their way to the front of every window / viewing gallery !!! Typically for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Aquarium has become , rightly , the main attraction of the city . It ' really exciting and offers children , and not only a chance to see the wonders of the sea . Lately has expanded with the tub of cetaceans that offers a vision of the movements of the dolphins . We recommend the purchase of the... More 

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