Acquario di Genova (Aquarium)

Aquarium in Genova

Genoa Aquarium With Biosphere
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Genoa is home to Italy’s largest aquarium, ranking among the largest in Europe. It is a pivotal component of an expansive waterfront “Edutainment” complex that holds the potential to occupy days of exploration. This aquarium was established in 1992 as a tribute to the 500th anniversary of the renowned expedition led by the city’s native, Christopher Columbus. The facility is dedicated to enlightening visitors about a diverse array of marine creatures, presenting them within predominantly authentic habitats.

A remarkable focal point within the complex is the biosphere, a captivating structure crafted from steel and glass, envisioned by the esteemed Italian architect, Renzo Piano. This structure houses a tropical garden, featuring exhibits that provide insights into these delicate and imperiled ecosystems.

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Visiting Acquario di Genova (Aquarium)


Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm, with last entry at 4:00 pm – Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:00am to 8:00pm, with last entry at 6:00pm


Adults from €22

Address: Acquario di Genova, Ponte Spinola, Genoa, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy
Duration: 2 hours

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