No glorified fish tank, Genoa's bright-blue aquarium is one of the largest in Europe, with more than 5000 sea creatures, including sharks, swimming in six million liters of water. Moored at the end of a walkway is the ship Nave Blue, refurbished in July 2013 as a unique floating display, this aquarium will interest kids as well as adults. It contains 2,700 sq meters of exposition space and specializes in exhibits of coral reefs and a reconstruction of a Madagascan rainforest.
It was originally built to mark the 500th anniversary of Genoan sailor Christopher Columbus’s discovery of new world. The structure looks like a ship ready to head out to the sea and has beautiful exteriors along with interesting interiors. The Aquarium attracts 1.2 million visitors every here and a you have to find out why on your next trip to Genoa.
Don’t just fall for the name, Genoa Aquarium is not just another large water tank, but a case of gigantic proportions with thousands of aquatic animals calling it their home. Check our online ticketing portal for tickets of Genoa Aquarium and also if you wish to check Genoa Aquarium ticket prices. Genoa Aquarium tickets are available at the spot too but because of the high popularity of the aquarium there is a long line for tickets. Buy tickets for Genoa Aquarium online to avoid any time wastage and also get great offers in the process. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Genoa itinerary 1 day.
- You can book your tickets online.
- The aquarium has disabled access.
- Children have concession in the entry fee.
- School groups and a tourist group of more than 20 people can buy a concession ticket.
- The ticket to the tropical garden has to be bought separately.
- Opening and closing times are different for different months all round the year. Details are available at the official website of the aquarium.
- Bus no 1,12 and 13 or taking a train up to St. George Station.
- Il Baluardo
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95% of people who visit Genoa include Genoa Aquarium in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
77.26% of people start their Genoa Aquarium visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Genoa Aquarium
79.53% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Genoa Aquarium
The best aquarium I have been to. So good I actually went twice during a trip to Genoa as it was the best attraction in the city. The times for the dolphin shows are unclear, but it's well worth waiting for. I timed it so I could see the dolphins on the top deck, and then later on underneath. Definitely worth a visit if you're going to Genoa, the only thing better is the pesto!
This aquarium took a place in my heart, alongside the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The atmosphere in it is amazing: a place with no time, where you can concentrate on fish and sea creatures! My absolute favorite were the manatees, the seals and the dolphins (what an amazing feeding time), but also the tropical fish, and... I must say, I loved them all! Highly recommended with kids, plan on at least a 2 hour visit to enjoy it fully.
Great place to visit with kids. My son likes sharks so much, so he was happy as my daughter who liked more tropical fishes and tactile pool. Had to wait in the line to enter though as there's a photo service at entrance, and the wardrobe... Really huge place, the show with dolphins is amazing!
These animals should be free. I feel so sorry for the dolphins which are in a small tank with nothing to do. May all beings be happy and free.
A very pleasant experience throughout! After the first two rooms, one presentation and one large cylindric aquarium, you enter the "real" aquarium. Here you get up close and personal with Manatees, Seals, Sharks, Jellyfish and everything in between. It never got too crowded even though we were there on a weekend. I truly recommend visiting this beautiful celebration of all creatures of The sea.