Genoa aquarium, an unmissable experience

Spherical glass and steel structure located in the Porto Antico of Genoa

Genoa aquarium is a treasure chest of beauty in a coastal city with a glorious history, capable of offering an exhibition of aquatic biodiversity among the best in all Europe: 12,000 specimens from all over the world and 70 ecosystems that involve thousands of spectators every year in a unique immersive experience. Built inside an old pier, the Genoa aquarium reproduces a marine environment consisting of a multiplicity of tanks that drag the visitor into the deepest depths of the ocean.

The Incredible Tours of the Aquarium of Genoa

Tours of Genoa aquarium will fascinate children and adults through different paths that allow a singular experience with unique specimens: this is the case of the manatees, the so-called "sirens of the sea," aquatic mammals inserted inside a European conservation project. Among the Genoa aquarium buildings, there is also the Cetacean Pavilion, a work created by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, which allows you to learn more about the gigantic mammals that inhabit the largest protected marine area in the heart of the Mediterranean. For those with the souls of sailors, a stop on board the Galea and the Brigantino is a must. These two sailing ships give visitors the feeling of being members of the crew of these boats, while the experience of the "Night with Sharks,” reserved for children aged 7 to 11, allows them to observe the nocturnal behaviour of animals.

Useful information for your visit

Genoa aquarium is an immersive experience linked to the sea, nature, the history of navigation, offering one or more different days in the company of family or friends. The duration of the visit can vary between 2 and 3 hours depending on the selected tour, with the opportunity to buy different types of ticket online on the official website. Getting there is simple by any means: by car, once you exit the Genova Ovest tollbooth, continue toward the city centre following via Milano and Via Gramsci up to the Porto Antico area. Nearby, there is also a paid parking lot, open 24/7 with 167 parking spaces. For those traveling by train, the attraction is easily reached on foot in 10/15 minutes after getting off at the Piazza Principe station.


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