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Rovinj Aquarium (Ruder Boskovic Institute)

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Address: Obala G. Paliaga 5, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
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+385 52 804 700

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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 31, 2016
Dean P
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Manuela L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank P_Brunny
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 are two rooms of tanks filled with local fish, coral, crustaceans, and molluscs. Particularly interesting... More 

Thank Dean P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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. They could certainly improve the collection but our 12 year old daughter was relatively pleased... More 

Thank Alison B
Kent, UK
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is not the Monterey Bay Aquarium but it was a fun outing for an hour in Rovinj. If you walk right through you will be done in 10 minutes but if you spend some time looking carefully you will see some amazing sea life. There is a great moray eel exhibit and some really fascinating creatures in all the... More 

1 Thank senortourista
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015

We visited this place yesterday and it was such a disappointment. You have to pay 30 Kuna per person (about 4€) to see a tiny variety of fish. Furthermore some of them are more like stuffed into the tanks then beeing given an acceptable place to live. I would defintely not recommend going there. It is a waste of money... More 

3 Thank Freejuliastyle
Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015

This has to be the smallest aquarium I have ever encountered. It's essentially a large house with a bunch of tanks. It's simply not worth the time or the money. You are better off to head into your local pet shop and walk past the lilttle aquarium tanks - it's roughly the same experience. There is a lot of other... More 

2 Thank NomadNorth
Munich, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015

Impressed by the aquarium building in Rovinj, we went to visit it. Even though the building is big, the exhibition is only in two rooms. It became clear after the first two water tanks that this is the aquarium from hell. Many tanks had dead fishes floating in them. Some other tanks had fishes feeding on other animals in the... More 

2 Thank ceigel
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2015

great to be able to see some of the fish you can snorkel with on the local beaches and put a name to them, my daughters favourite was the octopus wich seemed to be showing off at the front of his tank, well worth the low entrance fee.

Thank billy h

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