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Tip - Museum Card

If you intend to visit a number of Genova’s museums, pick up the Museum Card (on sale at every museum). It permits its holders to visit 22 museums in Genova. It can also be used to purchase discounted tickets for Palazzo Ducale, Acquarium of Genoa, Galata – Museo del Mare (Sea Museum), Città dei Bambini e dei Ragazzi (Children’s City), the Bigo, Luzzati Museum at Porta Siberia, Pallavicini Park of Pegli, Villa Durazzo at Santa Margherita Ligure, Palazzo Imperiale, the Carlo Felice Theatre, the Genoese Teatro Stabile, the Teatro della Tosse, the Teatro dell’Archivolto, the Teatro Cargo.
Museums of the ’Strada Nuova’

Museums of the ’Strada Nuova’

Made a UNESCO world heritage site in 2006, Via Garibaldi is lined with Renaissance palaces, built by Genova’s wealthiest families in the 16th and 17th centuries. Palazzo Bianco houses a huge collection of Italian and Flemish art including works by Rubens, Van Dyck and Caveraggio. Palazzo Rosso houses an incredible collection put together over two centuries by the Brignole-Sale family.
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Palazzo Spinola

This is the National Gallery, housed in a 16th-century palace and donated to the state by the Spinola family. Here you will find many famous work, such as Rubens portrait of Gio Carlo Doria on the white stallion.
Galata Sea Museum

Galata Sea Museum

Galata Sea Museum is the biggest museum of its kind in the Mediterranean, and a must for anyone wanting to understand more of Genova’s sea-faring past.
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Aquarium

This is a fabulous aquarium – the biggest in Europe at over 10,000 square metres – and dedicated to conservation and education! it is a beautiful visit.
Bigo Elevator

Bigo Elevator

Bigo Elevator is a huge spider-like contraption with a viewing cabin that shoots you up 40 metres for a fabulous view. Do you dare?
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San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo is Genova’s cathedral and has a fabulous stripy marble facade. Dating to the 12th century, it has a beautiful interior, complete with an unexploded bomb from World War II. Check out the cathedral’s Treasury!
Medieval Quarter

Medieval Quarter

The Medieval Quarter is one of Europe’s largest, the tiny carrugi (alleys) thread their way up, down and across the centre of city. The buildings can reach six storeys, the alleys – in places no wider than a couple of metres – hiding great restaurants, bars and shops. Getting lost is inevitable and always fascinating.
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