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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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  • HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE we were crying because of how sad it is!! dead turtles stuck at the bottom of the tank, sharks with no room to swim at all, fish being poked by children in shallow touch tanks... 
    HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE we were crying because of how sad it is!! dead turtles stuck at the bottom of the tank, sharks with no room to swim at all, fish being poked by children in shallow touch tanks...  more »
  • I assumed when I read the negative reviews that they were posted by animal activists or people who just hated zoos/ aquariums to begin with. I do not fall into that category and I can agree, the... 
    I assumed when I read the negative reviews that they were posted by animal activists or people who just hated zoos/ aquariums to begin with. I do not fall into that category and I can agree, the...  more »
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  • Wonderful aquarium. Compared to other similar places, this is quite large, the kids were very happy. We stayed about 4 hours (including nice lunch at the terrace with beautiful view over harbour). Price is quite high, but it is a half-day event.
  • Lots to see here at this aquarium! My 4 year old loved it. It is not easy to get around with a stroller-you find yourself waiting in line to get an elevator. Definitely get a 10 am or 10:30 am ticket so you can avoid a super long line to enter.

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