Aquarium of Genoa includes 70 tanks housing more than 600 different species of sea creatures, including dolphins, seals, sharks, and tropical fish. In the old harbor area of the city, the aquarium covers more than 3,100 sq m (33,000 sq ft) and welcomes more than 1 million visitors each year. Opened in 1992, the venue was built to celebrate the 500th anniversary of local sailor Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World. Designed by Genoese architect Renzo Piano, the structure resembles a ship ready to head out to sea. Advance tickets are available online. Plan your visit to Aquarium of Genoa and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Genoa trip planner.
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Aquarium of Genoa reviews
Brilliant visit we had as a family of 8 i.e 4 adults and 4 children. Biggest sealife centre in Europe and well maintained and massive place to visit, kids were entertained for house, definite worth a.... more
Brilliant visit we had as a family of 8 i.e 4 adults and 4 children. Biggest sealife centre in Europe and well maintained and massive place to visit, kids were entertained for house, definite worth a.... more »
There are some great highlights here, broken up by quite a lot of walking and some corners that are in need of an update. Some of the tanks are nicely designed for a lot of folks to see them at once..... more
There are some great highlights here, broken up by quite a lot of walking and some corners that are in need of an update. Some of the tanks are nicely designed for a lot of folks to see them at once..... more »
Excellent aquarium. The layout and flow offer you different perspectives of the sharks, dolphins and seals at different points. The various world regions and animals are thorough. The location is easy and beautiful. A fun 2-3 hours. Buy tickets online through their official website and be careful of discounted sites.
Book an early entrance (by 10am) so that there are fewer people so you can enjoy and see exhibits more easily. Price paid is fair. Lots to see. Don't miss the jellyfish and vivarium section. You need to cross to another side. Easily missed as you might think you're done.
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