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Acquario civico

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Address: Viale G.Gadio, 2, 20100 Milan, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 02 8844 5392
09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

Free admission is a huge selling point of this Milanese treasure, the...

Free admission is a huge selling point of this Milanese treasure, the city’s aquarium. Both children and adults will have a ball here observing live fish, the museum’s photographic galleries, and limited-time exhibitions.

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This is not a kind of aquariums with huge tanks and sharks swimming around you, but it is quite fine to spend an hour with the kids inside. The price of 5 euro for the adults (for... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is not a kind of aquariums with huge tanks and sharks swimming around you, but it is quite fine to spend an hour with the kids inside. The price of 5 euro for the adults (for children the entrance is free) is a bit too high. Our suggestion is to purchase Museum Card for 12 eurowhich gives you 72... More 

Thank Boris B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Situated on the right hand side of Parco Semione, this aquarium can easily be missed due to the fact that it doesn’t look like an aquarium from the outside and the signage isn’t very big so keep your eyes open. With a 5 euro entrance fee you get what you pay for. There aren’t any massive tanks with exotic fish... More 

Thank csalmon79
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Before you go a warning though - don't expect anything like the Miami Seaquarium ;) Being third oldest aquarium in Europe, it is located in an average size Art Nouveau period building just on the edge of Sempione Park. Ground floor totally occupied by tanks, very informative and fun to visit. Although 1 hr is enough to see everything expect... More 

Thank GommezA
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The aquarium is pretty small, but fun to visit. Lots of different species in several tanks. Takes you no more than 30 mins. Entrance is free during the last hour of the day. Great combination with the castle and the park.

Thank Jurrien K
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Just one floor with 15-20 tanks of various sizes. Hardly worth 5€. I enjoyed the good A/C though…. 30 Celsius outside.

Thank ranshin
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Well maintained and clean water, cool temperatures inside for a hot summer day outside. In addition to the regular ones, also saw a few stingrays, octopuses and starfishes.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2016

It does not have a lot of exhibits (although it seems to be expanding in the future to a second floor). There are quite a few species of marine animals to see, including an octopus, turtles, barnacles, jellyfish and a lot of fish species. I especially enjoyed the colorful exotic fish, which reminded me of "Finding Nemo". It seems to... More 

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

nice surprise in Parco Sempione for a visit with childrens. twice week-end per month is free entrance.

Thank Rouge105
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

You can see some beautiful fish spieces here but the variety and the building facilities are quite poor for the price paid (5 euros regular, 3 euros reduced).

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The Aquarium in Milan is one of the oldest in Europe - and the building definitely certifies for that: it's a very beautiful building to look at. We were told that admission was free only for the last half hour - and that's exactly how much you need to visit the place. It's very small, they don't have that many... More 

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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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