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Acquario di Genova

#7 of 301 things to do in Genoa Features Animals
Area Porto Antico | Ponte Spinola, 16128, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 23451
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The Acquario di Genova was built on the occasion of the Expo ’92, a celebration of the fifth centenary of the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus, with the intention of restructuring and enhancing an area full of history and traditions, located in the heart of Genoa’s historic centre, the Porto Antico (the old port). It’s the biggest aquarium in Europe.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“dolphin show” (27 reviews)
“sea life” (22 reviews)
“nice aquarium” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Area Porto Antico | Ponte Spinola, 16128, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 23451
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Reviewed today via mobile

Superb aquarium, quite high price however excellent in all aspects. Many types of fish and other animals. Would recommend to all visitors of Genova.

Thank madanjo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been to many aquariums worldwide. top of my personal list ist definitely Genova and Sydney, Australia. From location, size and design Genova is unique and the must see place in this beautiful city. highly recommended!

Thank heho2013
Reviewed 5 days ago

At 50 Euros between us, my wife & I expected much of this attraction, and I cannot understand how so many people rate it so highly, as it was truly the lowest point of our trip around Northern Italy by a long way. It may...More

Thank Keith V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The best place with sea animal i have ever been!!! Everything is spectacular, great organisation, splendid plants and sea animals. Best place for children to see rare fish closure. The dolphins area is wonderfull... peace... quiet... blue... harmony!!!

Thank Ionut P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to a few aquariums, but this beats them all. A great experience. Go late afternoon/early evening to avoid the crowds, and be prepared to walk!

Thank Ilovechoc
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading reviews - decided that we have to see it, despite our home town Chicago has its own famous Shed Aquarium. We were not disappointed. Be prepared - it's huge - so plan to spend 3-4 hours at least, to see all it has...More

Thank AlexLMaryL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for children (and their parents as well). We took a bundle Aquarium + Galata Museum + Submarine, and spent there about the full day. All of those were interesting. Expect at least half an hour for touching a stingray in the Aquarium :)...More

Thank Alexey_from_Moscow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not safe for tourist to park and be around the area because of trick beggars. The touch the fish part was awful with very few fish for the kids to touch. A very expensive place for an average experience. Important notice: Do NOT accept...More

Thank Søren A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool place! I believe it's a must when visiting Genoa. It not only gives you a great look at Italy's biggest aquarium, but a great view of Genoa from its glass windows. A place for the young and old!

Thank Dayna L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely go!! Absolutely stunning and well organised, so much to see, you'll easily spend 2 hours there!

Thank Beatrice F
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Yulia F
May 11, 2017|
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Response from AcquarioVillage | Property representative |
Hi Yulia, An average visit lasts about 2h30’ Customer care assistance
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April 3, 2017|
Response from AcquarioVillage | Property representative |
Good morning, below you can find the schedule of dolphins training sessions and meeings with staff: Cetaceans Pavilion - downstairs – Nursery: everyday at 11:30 am Cetaceans Pavilion - downstairs – Main pool: everyday at... More
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Ben G
March 28, 2017|
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Response from AcquarioVillage | Property representative |
Dear Ben, weekdays are better than week end and we suggest You to take the tickets early in The morning or in the afternoon from 3 Pm. Until 1/4/2017 The Price is the same online and at ticket office.
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