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“Genoa Aquarium”
Review of Acquario di Genova

Acquario di Genova
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US$31.15*
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Skip-the Line Genoa Aquarium Entry Ticket
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US$17.97*
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Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #6 of 317 things to do in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Acquario di Genova was built on the occasion of the Expo ’92, a celebration of the fifth centenary of the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus, with the intention of restructuring and enhancing an area full of history and traditions, located in the heart of Genoa’s historic centre, the Porto Antico (the old port). It’s the biggest aquarium in Europe.
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Genoa Aquarium was definitely something to remember. It is true that it is expensive, but it will be one of the highlights of your trip. It seems small at first because everything is sorted into sections. TIP: Follow the signs that say, "To more exhibits." It turned out to be incredibly expansive, with animals that we have never even heard of, let alone seen. There were huge tanks of playful dolphins and seals. There were caimans and manatees, which are extremely endangered and hard to keep healthy in captivity. We actually got to see keepers feeding the dolphins, which did tricks like spinning in the air and jumping out of the water. There was an area for tortoises, and tiny, adorable frogs. There were tanks of stingrays that you could touch, and tanks of different kinds of sturgeons, which many we had not heard of, like sterlet and Russian sturgeon. There was a biosphere with a pond of piranhas, parrots, and ibis, although you pay extra (but it is worth it).

We can't wait to be back!

Thank iHasBubbles
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

On a dock in Genoa's harbor this modern aquarium succeeds in showing at close range a wide selection of fish and marine life.
The tanks are large and the animals do not appear cramped for space.
A preponderance of floor to ceiling tanks provides good viewing angles to all ages.
Of particular note are the manatees and a diverse group of sturgeons.
Many explanations are in English
Not cheap though

Thank MILOUW
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Maybe the most famous landmark in Genoa. Big Aquarium with a wide variety and well organized. The entrance fee is relatively high compared to similar facilities. The day we visited it was crowded. Hard to walk around and get a good look. The air conditioner was not working and it was hot, maybe secondary to the big crowd. You have to wait a long time to get in. It is oriented mainly for kids. Next time I will bring my grandkids and ask for a better time/day to visit.
So if you are in your prime and hate crowds you better search for better timing.

2  Thank 27Ruben27
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

It's one of the bigger aquarium in Europe and a visit is really worth. Located in the Genova's port area (very nice) with some other kids' amenities walking distance (like Città die bambini - Kids' City).
Plenty of varieties of sea life it's the perfect place for a week end, just check if some areas are closed - when we visited it there were three areas closed, but they gave us a voucher to get a discount for another visit…I would have rather preferred have a discount on the tickets price.

1  Thank GiuliaGVA
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Great place to spend a couple of hours. The species here are varied and they seem to take care of the dophins, ie. 4 tanks to swim in.

1  Thank Manta888
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