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Oceanario de Lisboa

Esplanada D. Carlos I - Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
+351 218 917 000
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As featured in Lisbon for young kids
Ranked #4 of 223 Attractions in Lisbon
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Type: Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Opened in 1998, the Oceanário was the centerpiece of the XXth Century's last World Fair, themed "The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future", and eternally... more » Owner description: Opened in 1998, the Oceanário was the centerpiece of the XXth Century's last World Fair, themed "The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future", and eternally binds Lisbon to the Oceans.MissionThe Oceanário’s mission is to promote knowledge of the oceans and bring up the public about the duty of protecting natural heritage, through changing their daily habits.While walking through impressive and unforgettable exhibits, visitors are encouraged to learn fascinating things about the oceans and, more importantly, how to make decisions in their daily lives that actively promote the conservation of nature. « less
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Hour long queues can easily be skipped by going to the automated machines (separate queue). You can only get non-discounted tickets here, but it's worth the extra few Euros to avoid standing around for ages.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My husband and I didn't see any feedings of the fish but liked all the nature which was surrounding us: fish and starfish in aquariums, weird ramps (they were very weird, you can see the pictures!!!), different birds, turtles, passing by under the feet (we had to buy a ticket with a visit to the turtles). That was not the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Fantastic Aquarium. Great experience for everyone. The main fish tank is HUGE! With lots of big fish, sharks, stingrays and so on. Also otters, penguins and seabirds is to be seen.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I'm not an aquarium connoisseur by any definition, but as a very amateur enthusiast, this was an incredible experience. The main aquarium in the center is absolutely huge and the variety of marine life that live together in it is mind-blowing. Huge sting rays swimming along sharks and schools of smaller fish swimming together in a three story tank that... More

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I have been visited many aquariums in the world (Bergen, Sydney, Dubai) and this was one of the good ones, however the overall experience is just average. It is great that they explained and tought how to protect the sees, but I could not find any extraordinary or very special attraction in this one.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I was a little underwhelmed by my visit to this aquarium - there is a lot of hype about visiting it which it didn't really live up to. My husband and I spent a good couple of hours here and did not manage to find sea otters or turtles. We chose not to take the audio guides and this may... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Super. Excellent work by the staff. Would love to visit it again. Very clean and greatly organized. Gift shop a bit expensive though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

When I went to lisbon last Month than I went there with my two kids .. And my hubby too. We did enjoy too much as well as that place is awesome for kids .. We saw different kinds of fish and did shopping from vascodegama shopping mall .. And enjoy to eat launch at royal India restaurant .. That... More

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Odivelas, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The best aquarium I have ever seen. Has a good variety of aquatic species. A must see if you are visiting Lisbon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

If you have a baby I recomend the music experience. You need to book in advance but it's an amazing experience that the family will love.

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