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“Very expensive, for children only”
Review of Acquario di Genova

Acquario di Genova
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Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #7 of 295 things to do in Genoa
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Newport, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very expensive, for children only”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This attraction is very expensive, however I threw caution to the winds and coughed up. I would say that if you have children it may be worth it. However if you are an adult without children, I'd suggest you keep your hand in your pocket and put it towards a good meal instead. Unless you have an existing interest, it's unlikely to engage you and the entry price is too high.

Visited June 2014
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“Good! :)”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Very rich in fish, recommended! The public does not respect the rules: do not use the flash, do not lean on the glass, do not get your hands in the tanks. Too bad!

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Bucharest, Romania
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“Good if you like this kind of thing”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

It feels strange seeing all this different marine life in small tanks. There are some fascinating creatures there and you can learn a lot of information about them so if you're ok with captive animals then you'll find it enjoyable.
You will probably need a good couple of hours to go round and longer to fully appreciate it, there is a clear route round with a cafe/shop halfway round where you can sit outside and get some views of the city (sadly ruined slightly by the elevated motorway).
The do have reconfirmed for some of the fish, we didn't time our visit right though so check ahead.

Price wins it did seem expensive but there are deals you can get and as a teacher you can get in for free, just make sure you can prove you are, if you don't have the Italian ID card a letter from your school should probably do the job.

Visited May 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We spent three and a half hours in here - it was excellent. Every time we thought we were near the end we would find more to see. Manatees, sharks, dolphins, starfish, jellyfish - the list goes on. It's very well laid out and our 10 yr old just loved it.

Visited July 2014
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“Ideal for a rainy day”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

It was probably the best thing I did when I was in Genova. It is also fine when the weather is not so good. You can spend a couple of hours there and see so many nice fish and animals.

I recommend you to visit it when you are in Genova. I visited it with my mum but it's an ideal attraction for families, kids and friends as well.

Visited August 2013
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