Genoa Aquarium, Genoa
Genoa Aquarium, Genoa - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Ponte Spinola, 16128 Genova, Italy
Ticket Price: 24 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
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About Genoa Aquarium, Genoa
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.
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 Opening and Closing 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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No aquarium in the world should have captive dolphins, period. They are mammals like us, and very intelligent creatures, I would even say smarter than many of us, us humans. Here they are captive and that's disgusting. Besides, the aquarium has some "touch the fish" area with rays. It could be a great idea if there would be at least someone to monitor the behaviour of visitors. In less than 5 minutes we saw very inappropriate behaviours. One guy was catching with his hand one of the fish who was trying to escape. We told him to stop and he smiled at us.
As a lover of marine life, I found this place charming....though I would suggest visitors avoid weekend if they can. Furthermore, I think the management shall try to enforce the rules better...the flash lights are on every corner... that's really bad for those in tanks.
This is very atmospheric and on the day we visited was not at all crowded (this was late afternoon ). There are some big aquariums which allow you to see dolphins , sharks and manatees up close as well as smaller fish and a small crocodile. The jelly fish tanks were fun too. There is a café which served reasonable coffee but you can sit outside where you have fantastic views over the harbour and surrounding hills.
Great place. Impressive animals. My son of 6 years old stays here for 4 hours. Only 2 points are not good: Price, and the restaurant inside.
It's a great experience. The exhibits are lovely. As well as the diversity of the wildlife on display. It is always very busy. Come early and take your time. Don't forget to see the biodome and the butterflies. Keep in mind that some exhibits require an extra (small) fee/donation to enter.