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Acquario civico

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Address: Viale G.Gadio, 2, 20100 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 8844 5392
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09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Free admission is a huge selling point of this Milanese treasure, the...

Free admission is a huge selling point of this Milanese treasure, the city’s aquarium. Both children and adults will have a ball here observing live fish, the museum’s photographic galleries, and limited-time exhibitions.

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The aquarium is pretty small, but fun to visit. Lots of different species in several tanks. Takes you no more than 30 mins. Entrance is free during the last hour of the day. Great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Jurrien K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The aquarium is pretty small, but fun to visit. Lots of different species in several tanks. Takes you no more than 30 mins. Entrance is free during the last hour of the day. Great combination with the castle and the park.

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Yatziz
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Just one floor with 15-20 tanks of various sizes. Hardly worth 5€. I enjoyed the good A/C though…. 30 Celsius outside.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Well maintained and clean water, cool temperatures inside for a hot summer day outside. In addition to the regular ones, also saw a few stingrays, octopuses and starfishes.

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Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

It does not have a lot of exhibits (although it seems to be expanding in the future to a second floor). There are quite a few species of marine animals to see, including an octopus, turtles, barnacles, jellyfish and a lot of fish species. I especially enjoyed the colorful exotic fish, which reminded me of "Finding Nemo". It seems to... More 

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Milan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

nice surprise in Parco Sempione for a visit with childrens. twice week-end per month is free entrance.

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

You can see some beautiful fish spieces here but the variety and the building facilities are quite poor for the price paid (5 euros regular, 3 euros reduced).

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The Aquarium in Milan is one of the oldest in Europe - and the building definitely certifies for that: it's a very beautiful building to look at. We were told that admission was free only for the last half hour - and that's exactly how much you need to visit the place. It's very small, they don't have that many... More 

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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The building per se is the only reason why you would go to the aquarium, because it is a fine and rather well preserved liberty contruction. Other than that exhibition is very very poor and rather bad kept, a pity, because the intention to display the local acquatic species is a very good idea.

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We went on the first Sunday of the month, so it was free - no losses there. But it was so small, it took absolutely no time at all. ONE small tank of jellyfish, ONE octopus... The water-tunnel was about 4 feet long. Terribly underwhelming.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

I have to agree with other reviews that it is tiny and I wouldn't want to pay much to go here, fortunately though it's free for the last hour it is open so just go then, you won't need more than an hour anyway. The coral reef tank alone is worth a quick look. Go to the castle and/or the... More 

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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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