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Anton Dohrn Aquarium (Acquario) - CLOSED

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We tried to visit in January 2016 only to find that it's closed until further notice. I believe... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2016
a little getaway for the little one

the charm is in How old the place is. Small, can see in 10 minutes. I made a game out of the tanks... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2015
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28 Jan 2016
23 Jul 2015
“a little getaway for the little one”
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

We tried to visit in January 2016 only to find that it's closed until further notice. I believe that it's been closed since August 2015 due to "extraordinary circumstances".

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank CliveP
Reviewed 23 July 2015

the charm is in How old the place is. Small, can see in 10 minutes. I made a game out of the tanks for my 3 yr old with the kids page they hand out at the entrance. Yes its dark, sad looking, but its...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Missartzy
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Although the aquarium only costs 1.50 euros, i am unhappy giving them my money. It is a very small aquarium, saw everything to see in about 10 minutes. Supposed to be about conservation but most of the animals look so unhappy, they shouldn't have been...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank Nick G
Reviewed 12 June 2015

The aquarium is part of the " Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn " that is a marine life research institute founded in 1872. The acquarium is small but it is very suggestive. It is the older aquarium in Italy. You can find local form of life...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank benth0s
Reviewed 21 April 2015

It's a very small but said to be the oldest aquarium in Europe. The exterior is under reconstruction but the place itself is open. Is worth a visit if you are fond of sea creatures OR you have kids - they have a lovely touch...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Kateryna_r
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Reading some of the other reviews I am shocked that some people do not realize that the charm of this aquarium lies in it being one of the first aquariums in the world.Yes, some of the display cabinets leak,not surprising given their age. The building...More

Date of experience: April 2014
4  Thank maria m
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Stumbled upon this by chance as I walked down the seafront. The sign for 'aquarium' caught my eye but I was pretty sure they whole place was closed for construction from the look of things. With nothing better to do, I decided to go into...More

Date of experience: March 2014
2  Thank MaryContrary0
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Good value for money. Some sections were closed off due to maintenance. My only complaint was the rather disgusting toilet.

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank cardiffian79
Reviewed 3 June 2013

The oldest aquarium in the world is housed in a beautiful white monumental type building in the center of Naples' central park.. so I eagerly set out to explore it one windy spring day with my adventurous toddler. The outside of the building is very...More

Date of experience: May 2013
8  Thank JMCCS
Reviewed 25 January 2013

If you are visiting Naples, don't ovelook this little gem. Like Naples itself, it's old and battered - but as somewhere to round off a day's sightseeing it's perfect. My experience has been that both adults and children are spellbound. This from someone who is...More

Date of experience: January 2013
2  Thank Peter K
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