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“This is a gem worth seeing”
Review of Anton Dohrn Aquarium (Acquario) - CLOSED

Anton Dohrn Aquarium (Acquario)
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Pozzuoli, Italy
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“This is a gem worth seeing”
Reviewed 25 January 2013

If you are visiting Naples, don't ovelook this little gem. Like Naples itself, it's old and battered - but as somewhere to round off a day's sightseeing it's perfect. My experience has been that both adults and children are spellbound. This from someone who is sensitive to any wildlife kept in captivity of any sort.

Don't expect the vist to last more than half an hour, this is not Seaworld, it's one of the oldest aquariums in Europe with a remarkable history.

You will find if by wandering through Parco Communale, which lies at the centre of the Bay (lots of parking round the park). Enjoy the beautiful trees and the entertainers, and of course the Neapolitans themselves who are amusing, animated and very helpful.

You pay a couple of euros to enter a fascinating world of Mediterranean sea life. Large tanks - with water taken directly from the sea outsided - house a variety of marine life - but you've often got to look closely to find all the hidden gems.

I thought the touchy feely tank for the children was a great idea. Even the adults couldn't resist touching a hermit crab. There's a little gift shop with mugs, keyrings and daft gee-gaws - strictly for the kiddies - but our arty friends loved it all.

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Peter K
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Run-down and painful to look at”
Reviewed 24 October 2012

Almost all of the tanks are leaking and dirty. Some of the fish were visibly ill. My 10 yr old son was quite upset and worried about the state of this aquarium and we've decided to notify WSPA.

It seems that there are no available funds to ensure the health and well-being of the animals.

Visited October 2012
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4 Thank Violette2moon
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Cape Town
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Toddlers may like to see the fish and run around in the park outside”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

My 7 year old found it boring, a bit dark - he has seen other aquariums so was not impressed with the hard to see fish in the dark tanks, hardly any signs in English - we were through there in 15 minutes tops.

Visited February 2012
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1 Thank ZZoo
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London, United Kingdom
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1,065 reviews
764 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 601 helpful votes
“Worth A Visit if you are interested in fish and marine creatures”
Reviewed 14 March 2011

I had a spare afternoon and decided to visit the aquarium.It costs just 1.50 euros to go in.It is not a large aquarium.There is a touch tank where there are blennies,prawns and starfish.The main tanks have a variety of marine life which is fairly well presented including a beautiful sea horse.Only disappointment is that there are no local fresh water fishes exhibited.All of the information is in Italian but that hardly matters.Worth a visit.

Visited March 2011
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