Genoa Aquarium

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  • Address: Ponte Spinola, 16128 Genova, Italy, Genoa
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  • Timings: 09:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-01023451
  • Ticket Price: 24 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Park, Zoo, Observatory, Aquarium, Entertainment, Leisure, Family And Kids, Nature

Genoa Aquarium - Review

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.

Genoa Aquarium Information

  • You can book your tickets online.
  • The aquarium has disabled access.

Genoa Aquarium Ticket Prices

  • 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.

Genoa Aquarium Hours

  • Opening and closing times are different for different months all round the year. Details are available at the official website of the aquarium.

How To reach Genoa Aquarium by Public Transport

  • Bus no 1,12 and 13 or taking a train up to St. George Station.

Restaurants Near Genoa Aquarium

  • Il Baluardo

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TripHobo Highlights for Genoa Aquarium

  • Genoa Aquarium Address: Ponte Spinola, 16128 Genova, Italy, Genoa
  • Genoa Aquarium Contact Number: +39-01023451
  • Genoa Aquarium Timing: 09:30 am - 07:30 pm
  • Genoa Aquarium Price: 24 EUR
  • Best time to visit Genoa Aquarium(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Genoa Aquarium: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Genoa Aquarium

  • 95% of people who visit Genoa include Genoa Aquarium in their plan

  • 77.26% of people start their Genoa Aquarium visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Genoa Aquarium

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

79.53% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Genoa Aquarium

People normally club together Basilica Of Santa Maria Di Castello and Galata Museum Of The Sea while planning their visit to Genoa Aquarium.

People also prefer to start their day with Genoa Aquarium.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Genoa Aquarium, Genoa Reviews

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  • I was pleasantly pleased to have found this gem visiting the city. There was an old ship docked nearby, which was a marvel in itself, and a number of places to visit nearby. The aquarium was set up well and the tanks looked quite healthy with a vast selection of sea creatures and more. I would have given 5 stars had I not felt deceived by an online image of a room that appeared the task was a tunnel. Sadly, it was not and I was a bit bummed out. Even so, it was one of the best aquariums I've visited.

  • A wonderful and huge place with several amazing attractions, I specially like the shark and dolphin show rooms in which you can see through a curved glass that makes an amazing experience. The place is specially suitable for kids and families, the tickets may be a little expensive but the experience is worth the money. Pictures however might be a problem because of the light, you would get good pictures for the fish but your picture next to them will be dark as the light comes out of the fish tank. Wonderful, highly recommended.

  • A great place to visit! You can see all sorts of different fish and mostly the fish seem happy and well taken care of. In addition the establishment seems to care about the nature, because at the end of the museum they make you aware of several interesting facts, about what we humans do to pollute the oceans. The only bad thing is that even if it is the biggest aquarium in Europe, you can easily walk through it in 4 hours and you don't see as much as you would think. To conclude, it is a great place to visit for a duration of 3 hours.

  • Initially the aquarium seemed pretty nice and to have a decent variety. Unfortunately the building itself was very smelly and although this can be forgiven due to the extremely hot weather, what is absolutely unacceptable is finding a dead turtle bobbing in the water, letting several staff members know only to be greeted with absolute indifference. It became obvious very quickly that nobody working there cared about the animals even in the slightest. This was also reflected in the poor condition of the habitats of the animals. The aquarium markets itself as “The biggest aquarium in Europe” and even though some areas are nice and seem well thought through, this was not the case with most of the habitats and in my opinion they should have focused on making it nice instead of massive.

  • A fantastic Aquarium and for what you get, fairly reasonably priced. Unfortunately it was simply too busy. People were taking no notice of signs about flash photography. With the amount of money that they will be raking in, you need more staff about to make sure people are following rules.

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