Genoa AquariumCurrently Open [Closes at 07:30 pm]
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
A fantastic, top notch aquarium. They say it's the largest in Europe but you can see everything in an afternoon. While I encourage you to support the aquarium by buying souvenirs and food, eat somewhere else if you have a list of restaurants you want to eat at. The only reason to eat at the aquarium is for the view.
Nice place. Not extra big. But if you like sea creatures you can spend a lot of time. Kids were happy to run with delphines and "play" with tropic fishes. Will visit next time for sure
Pretty good aquarium, with an excellent opportunity to view dolphins. On the other hand, it's claim to be 'the biggest in Europe' must be based mainly on the amount of empty floor space, not the number of tanks or fish. It's pricey, and the entrance cost (€70 for 2 adults and a small child) doesn't even include entrance to all of the aquarium.
I find this is all for the people and not for the animals. For example, the dolphins had to do tricks and had only a concrete pool, with no plants to swim in. There were also no toys for them to play with to stimulate their minds. Being as intelligent creatures as they are, I found that heartbreaking.
We loved this place! There is a great range of animals to see and its very educational. I love the fact that they put everything in English too.