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
I have little kids and we travel plenty, so we have seen aquariums in very different locations. The one in Genoa is nice and very large, the exhibits are well maintained and the information on each... more »
€99 for an 90 year old and 15 year old and a 7 year old and myself ...had I not qued for 20 mins to pay this extortionate fee I wouldnt have bothered... You could walk around this place and be done..... more »
Great place to visit! I loved the focus on the educational and conservation work they do. Well laid out, with a couple of busier areas around the more popular attractions such as the baby manatee but that is to be expected!
This was a wonderful place to visit! They have many different creatures to see, with information boards in English. The manatees were the highlight for me, but the dolphins and penguins were also lovely to see. It was not too busy which is often a problem for aquariums, so we were able to take our time and not feel rushed along. Though the tickets were quite expensive, I would say it was certainly worth it!
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