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Address: Area Porto Antico - Ponte Spinola, Genoa, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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US$56.64*
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Ancient Tastes of Genoa Including Food and Drink Samples
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Movie Set Replica

Constructed for Roman Polanski's movie "Pirates", this replica Galeon is a reminder of Genoa's roots, even if it's ersatz . Fun for kids

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Mike K
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Phoenix, Arizona
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100 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just loved this Spanish galleon replica! It stands at the center of the harbor and catches your eye immediately! Getting on board, walking around its deck and below it with the sea all around you is really nice! An attraction both children and grown ups can enjoy! Just go for it!!

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Thank wandering_dynamo
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

From a distance it looks impressive due to its size and rigging. However, as you get closer there are large pieces of timber (plywood) that have clearly rotted and fallen away to leave the vessel looking dilapidated. Oviously nobody has bothered to replace any of the missing superstructure and sadly it would appear that the ship is slowly going to... More 

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Thank Gaymeadow57
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Where to start? It first uses the fact that Columbus was from genoa to lure you into believing that this is a working replica of his ships. Once inside the 62 meter boat, it's disappointing tonnage and sail length, becomes ever more obvious. There are no rooms to explore, and the standard of decking is what is expect from a... More 

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2 Thank redbeard27
Pretoria, South Africa
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454 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Interesting visit and lots of detail on this ship. It is hard to believe it is just a replica. Nice views at sunset.

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Thank PretoriaTravelfreak
Tarragona, Spain
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386 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It is nice to wander around on an old galleon even if it is a fake made for a film. You still get to feel what it must have been like in those days.

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Thank Rob S
Phoenix, Arizona
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1,133 reviews
789 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Constructed for Roman Polanski's movie "Pirates", this replica Galeon is a reminder of Genoa's roots, even if it's ersatz . Fun for kids

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Thank Mike K
Vallejo, California, United States
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193 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Located adjacent to our hotel, NH Marina, we literally walked by every day. Looks like a replica, but I cannot be sure. Lots and lots of pictures being taken, and I admit I took a few...with my wife's insistence.

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Thank John F
United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Quite interesting to view from the outside but too many frills for it to be genuine. The figure head was great photographically but on a boat to sail with too ornate.

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1 Thank William Raleigh P
Rome, Italy
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405 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Almost authentic! Used in films, very nice replica. The visit lasts no more than 15-20 minutes and it is not cheap (compared to what you see) but for kids is definitely a must do.

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2 Thank Bruno D
West Palm Beach, Florida
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367 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

a really fun thing for the kids- its like a real pirate ship you can climb all the way up to the top areas, the old cannons & machines are cool worth the admission!

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Thank jeff b

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