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Rovinj Aquarium (Ruder Boskovic Institute)

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Good and informative

This aquarium is small but great to get to know the names of some of the local marine wildlife you... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2016
Dean P
via mobile
A small but reasonable 45 minutes

The exterior belies what is actually less than significant inside as this is a small collection of... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2016
Alison B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Oct 3, 2017
“Give it a wide berth”
Aug 28, 2017
“Dirty tanks, small place”
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Obala G. Paliaga 5, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
+385 52 804 700
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

20 Tanks in two dingy rooms - three quarters of the tanks were not bigger than fish tanks in peoples homes. Ridiculous

1  Thank Larry M
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

The Aquarium is really small, it took 5 minutes to see everything there. The tanks are dirty, most of the fish are sick or dying already. Not worth a kuna either.

2  Thank 485_gnesb
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

It was a big disappointment for me. For 4€ ticket we can see sick, dying fish. Dirty, neglected fish tanks only two small rooms. I do not recommend this to anyone.

Thank ruskop
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

problem is that they dont accept bank card for paying tikets. smal but beautifull museum, i tecomend

Thank Darko S
Reviewed June 9, 2017

The Aquarium is housed in a splendid villa on the seaside, and has an interesting link to the Berlin aquarium. Unfortunately, it has been neglected since the founders left, with the exhibition being limited to about 10 basins in varying stages of neglect - often...More

6  Thank MoscouT
Reviewed December 20, 2016

A nice collection of different sorts of fishs, crabs are also interesting to observe; for school's it will be a informative and a pleasant visit, but also for turists.

2  Thank Manuela L
Reviewed August 24, 2016

I visited this Aquarium many times in the '80 and '90, it was such a charming place bringing you back to a time when museums and scientific institution were even a place of arts.

1  Thank P_Brunny
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This aquarium is small but great to get to know the names of some of the local marine wildlife you may see swimming in the sea. It is by no means an aquarium in the sense of a sea life centre in the UK. There...More

Thank Dean P
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The exterior belies what is actually less than significant inside as this is a small collection of fish, shellfish and molluscs etc housed in 2 ground floor rooms. The cost is small at about £3.00 per person. You would not feel pleased to pay more....More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed October 10, 2015

Please note this attraction is quite a walk out of the main town and the re are only about 12 tanks exhibiting local fish.....there is one octopus and a cute lobster. Having said that they charge very little for entry

Thank Candice M
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