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Genoa Aquarium

Area Porto Antico | Ponte Spinola, 16128 Genoa, Italy
010/23451
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Ranked #27 of 146 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Very nice layout, large fish tanks and good explanations. A lot of species. Worth a visit when in Genoa. We usually visit aquariums and this time we saw a lot of species we had never seen before.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Wherever we go we always visit the aquarium if there is one in that city. That is why we have chosen to see the aquarium in Genoa even though we had just two days. And we were so happy we did it. The architecture is very interesting that half of the building is actually a ship. The tanks are placed... More

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Haifa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Located in the old port. It is relative expensive and the staff is not very serviceable, but it certainly worth a visit. Based on other aquariums we've visited, I would say that it's average, still not boring. Interesting sea life, but the feeling was that someone tried to "stretch" the exhibitions, meaning that you see a lot of water, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It's quite expensive but in my opinion worth the price. Great views on doplhins, seals, walruses, sharks, penguins, turtles and other sea animals. All the information available in English, the staff also able to communicate in this language and keen to help. Worth spending 1-2 hours there.

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tirana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited the aquarium some days ago. We went at 5:00 PM and some shootings were going on near the sharks tank that were really annoying. I find the glass of the tanks particularly disturbing because of the refraction. It gave me headache after the third tank. The biggest problem i found is that this space nearly lacks any signals... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A definite highlight of our recent trip to Genoa and one tip to note is that you do get a little off your entry ticket if you've purchased a Museum Card - which helps as it is a little steep to get in, especially if you've got children as well. There is a huge variety of creatures in the attraction... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We visited the aquarium on June 14th in the evening, with the "Happy Mundial" ticket. This is a ticket the Genoa's aquarium has available during the World Cup and allows you to visit the aquarium, have an aperitif at the bar and watch the night's match on a big screen. It costs 25€, so it's only 1€ more expensive than... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have visited many aquariums and this is a very good one. It is located in the "Old Port". My hotel had tickets for sale at full price of 24 Euro. There was a very long line at the ticket purchase booth so purchasing a ticket from my hotel saved about 45 minutes standing in Que I spent four hours... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Large aquarium. Love the way it is set up. You don't have to fight with people going two directions. Everything is set up to move one way. The exhibits were great. Enjoy the dolphin exhibit and shark exhibit. Also, they have a ray petting tank that you can actually touch the rays. Great location, and don't forget to check out... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Genoa Aquarium was definitely something to remember. It is true that it is expensive, but it will be one of the highlights of your trip. It seems small at first because everything is sorted into sections. TIP: Follow the signs that say, "To more exhibits." It turned out to be incredibly expansive, with animals that we have never even heard... More

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