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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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  • If you come to Genoa you must not miss the place. Spread over a huge area It is recommended to stay at least an hour and a half Interesting for adults and children 
    If you come to Genoa you must not miss the place. Spread over a huge area It is recommended to stay at least an hour and a half Interesting for adults and children  more »
  • Even though they are basically prisons for animals, I love well kept aquariums, and the one in Genoa is one of the best I have so far been lucky to visit. If you dont like standing in queues and... 
    Even though they are basically prisons for animals, I love well kept aquariums, and the one in Genoa is one of the best I have so far been lucky to visit. If you dont like standing in queues and...  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.
  • Keeping dolphins in captivity is not nice. However the conditions of the dolphins and other animals seem better than usual here. All of the tanks are well maintained and well curated. Most of the animals seem healthy and there's quite a lot of space for the bigger fish and mammals. One of the top 5 aquariums I've seen around the world.

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