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Genoa Aquarium

Area Porto Antico | Ponte Spinola, 16128 Genoa, Italy
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Ranked #29 of 145 Attractions in Genoa
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Well the Aquarium of Genoa wasn't as Good as I expected. I'm pretty sure it's interesting with kids, but to see the dolphins in a middle sized pool wasn't nice. Even if the Aquarium is informing the guest that the dolphins have many pools to choose from I haven't seen any other pools. A wide variety of fishes and other... More

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Pozarevac, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

If U R not very needy lover of sea and creatures that live in sea ,U should go and enjoy in casual and easy visit. And yes I adored sharks and dolphins !!!!

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Maldonado, Uruguay
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

An excellent place to visit with children. It is well organized and has plenty of useful information on marine life. A really enjoyable outing for the family or even as a solo visit. I went there for the first time in 1999 when my daughter was small but I go there again every time I visit Genova. It is a... More

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Genoa, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The acquarium is a magic place in particular for kids. Our children, 1 and 5 years old, love visiting it. If you visit Genoa you cannot miss it. Suggestions: buy the tickets on line to save money and time (frequently there are long lines), go there using public transportation to save money for parking (the metro stops in front), avoid... More

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Woerden, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The least you pay is 24€, or with the Biosphere 32€, also including the nautical museum. The Aquarium is worth your money on a day without any other people. Since that will never happen, you'll have to put up with people that can't read (No flash, No touching the water) and no staff anywhere to maintain their own rules! You'd... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The entry tickets are pricy but if you are travelling with kids, it is worth the money. It is has lots of fish species and sea life in general, it is well designed and stimulating with lots of information on marine life and the current challenges they face. Kids will remember the sharks for sure. Try to catch a feeding... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This attraction is very expensive, however I threw caution to the winds and coughed up. I would say that if you have children it may be worth it. However if you are an adult without children, I'd suggest you keep your hand in your pocket and put it towards a good meal instead. Unless you have an existing interest, it's... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Very rich in fish, recommended! The public does not respect the rules: do not use the flash, do not lean on the glass, do not get your hands in the tanks. Too bad!

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Milan, Italy
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It feels strange seeing all this different marine life in small tanks. There are some fascinating creatures there and you can learn a lot of information about them so if you're ok with captive animals then you'll find it enjoyable. You will probably need a good couple of hours to go round and longer to fully appreciate it, there is... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We spent three and a half hours in here - it was excellent. Every time we thought we were near the end we would find more to see. Manatees, sharks, dolphins, starfish, jellyfish - the list goes on. It's very well laid out and our 10 yr old just loved it.

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