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“fish jail”
Review of Alghero Aquarium

Alghero Aquarium
Ranked #76 of 84 things to do in Alghero
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“fish jail”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

to be honest my daughter went here and she told us all about this really poor attraction. i don't really know why alghero has an aquarium seen as its free to see so many fish in the rock pools at the base of the city walls if you like fish go see them there. the fish in the aquarium were in small tanks and kept in poor condition. i have nothing but praise for alghero as a whole but this place is letting the side down

Visited June 2012
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6 Thank catherine l
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Cambridge, England
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“Good for an hour.”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

OK to while away an hour. Is in need of a face lift although some of the specimens are quite impressive size wise.

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Awful. Terrible conditions, should be closed.”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

The Alghero Aquarium is disgusting. Don't go. I wish I had read the previous reviews here before deciding it might be a fun way to spend an hour and funding it.

On first entering you're greeted by a dank, dirty underground room full of scum-filled tanks. The animals are kept in completely unsuitable habitats - a small fish tank that you might find in someone's living room contained 8 terrapins, an enormous sea-faring turtle kept swimming at the glass in a tank that was far, far too small and a shark was on it's own in a 3 metre long tank it could only just turn around in. There was a plastic bag floating around in it's tank.

I plan on writing to the Rough Guide to Sardinia recommending that they take the Aquarium out of the next edition, as well as the Tourism Board and the WSPA.

Visited June 2012
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7 Thank Davina H
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derbyshire
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108 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“poor things I wanted to set them free”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

Exhibits poor and they do not look well looked after

Visited September 2011
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Please avoid”
Reviewed April 24, 2011

Just a series of grubby small overcrowded tanks. Not an attraction at all

Visited April 2011
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7 Thank Kingmaker
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