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Acquario di Genova

#7 of 304 things to do in Genoa Features Animals
Area Porto Antico | Ponte Spinola, 16128, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 23451
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The Acquario di Genova was built on the occasion of the Expo ’92, a celebration of the fifth centenary of the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus, with the intention of restructuring and enhancing an area full of history and traditions, located in the heart of Genoa’s historic centre, the Porto Antico (the old port). It’s the biggest aquarium in Europe.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“dolphin show” (29 reviews)
“sea life” (26 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Area Porto Antico | Ponte Spinola, 16128, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 23451
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been lucky enough to visit a number of acquariums world wide. US ones are generally good and the one in Sydney, Australia is fantastic. This one is a average at best. It is advertised as the biggest in Europe but doesn't seem that...More

Thank John M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This aquarium is magnificent in the range and beauty of the species. The highlights for us included the dancing dolphins at feeding time (12 noon when we were there), to see them dance together, do summersaults and acrobatics and you see them both underwater and...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Si, è agosto, ma davvero troppa gente nonostante il sito dicesse che non c'era troppa affluenza. La struttura è bella, ben tenuta ma se siete già stati in qualche altro acquario non c'è davvero niente di diverso, mi aspettavo di più date le recensioni. Comunque...More

Thank Fosco B
AcquarioVillage, Servizio Assistenza Visitatori at Acquario di Genova, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
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Buongiorno, ci dispiace che la visita alla nostra struttura non sia stata pienamente soddisfacente. Ci teniamo a precisare che il...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were not disappointed at all, the aquarium is great! A lot of species, a lot of positive emotions. You can see a dolphin show, it is really amazing. Also, we loved sea cows, they are really funny and eat all the time. By the...More

Thank Mila S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We've seen a lot of acquariums in Europe, but this one nails all the other ones. From the moment you enter you are getting immersed into the world of water and oceans. Nice collection of fishes and animals. A pleasure for the eyes. Children adore...More

Thank Travelbird19
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance fee is sizable but I can tell you: it is worth it! You can easily spend have a day in the acquarium. Lot's of fish, small animals and fauna to observe in a beautiful context. Parking in front of the building is very...More

Thank koenj815
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice aquarium. Really big and very impressive. Including some touch pools. Dolphins and sharks are very good to see. My kids were exited. Starting early helps to avoid long waiting lines.

Thank Christian G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a big aquarium with lot to see. It will be interesting for kind and adults both. There is a nice cafeteria in the middle of your visit, so if you are tired, you can sit down and relax. This is one of many...More

Thank Андрей Л
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really impressed with this aquarium, it seems that a great deal of thought and time has been spent designing this place to make it easy to wander around at your own pace. Apart from the big shark tank which was good, it had...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been too many aquarium but this was advertised as the biggest in Europe so it was certainly worth a visit with my young daughter during our visit to Genoa. There's something about this place being too big. It has every aspect of sea life....More

Thank Nimesh G
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Yulia F
12 May 2017|
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Response from AcquarioVillage | Property representative |
Hi Yulia, An average visit lasts about 2h30’ Customer care assistance
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4 April 2017|
Response from AcquarioVillage | Property representative |
Good morning, below you can find the schedule of dolphins training sessions and meeings with staff: Cetaceans Pavilion - downstairs – Nursery: everyday at 11:30 am Cetaceans Pavilion - downstairs – Main pool: everyday at... More
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Ben G
28 March 2017|
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Response from AcquarioVillage | Property representative |
Dear Ben, weekdays are better than week end and we suggest You to take the tickets early in The morning or in the afternoon from 3 Pm. Until 1/4/2017 The Price is the same online and at ticket office.
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