Aquarium of Genoa, Genoa

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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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  • I visit the aquarium every 3-4 years with my children and even without, always looking for the latest news. This year was really exciting: the family of manatees, the large dolphin pool seen from two different points of view with dolphins playing ball, seals always ready to play through the glass with visitors, the penguins so funny on land but skilled swimmers, the tactile pool with stingrays, impossible to resist, but above all the attraction "A flap of wings", a path where you can observe up close beautiful butterflies, small colorful birds, frogs and chameleons: really beautiful. You come back children and you are enchanted. Too bad that many visitors do not know what it means to respect the rows, they have to take selfies and videos in front of the tubs taking the view of others and above all take photos with flash, forbidden, also because unfortunately there is no one to control. However it is a place to visit, with or without children.
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  • The aquarium was quite ok, but not particularly sensational. On a rainy day with a child, it makes perfect sense. We couldn't buy the tickets in advance because we didn't have an Italian tax number, but it wasn't necessary because it wasn't so crowded and we didn't have to wait. The dolphin pool is indeed depressing, a dolphin likes to play with children throwing up their jackets.
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  • Well was so beautiful, I think a bit expensive but once you have to go and see it! Great experience for all ages, for kids and everyone! Takes a few hours to go through definitely. Try to get a combination ticket with a maritime museum. Great deals online too! Have fun and thank you for the aquarium of Genoa!✌🏻🥰
  • Not the nicest aquarium, but overall nice facility. I really enjoyed seeing the Mantis! Was the first time I saw some in person, the Dolphin aquarium was also pretty cool. The admission was a little pricey at 30€ per person. We spent 2 hours at the site, I couldn’t imagine spending more than 4 hours here.
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