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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 #2 of 217 attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Cairo, Egypt
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were disappointed with the turtle exhibit as it was focused on reading information rather than viewing the turtles, of which we counted one. The permanent exhibits were great value for money. We spent almost 2 hours in this area alone. I would recommend visiting just this part of the aquarium.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This attraction was so fun, it's very touristic but so worth it! Especially the temporary exhibition about the sea turtles, was so great! It's really worth its price.

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My child is an aquarium fanatic and we've seen many around the world. This one was awesome. Beautiful fish, really well done windows, huge tanks, lovely layout.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It's just so relaxing to sit next to the aquarium and watch the fish swimming, so slow and with no worries... The only thing that bothered me was the constant flashes from the visitors cameras. We spoke with one of the employees and he told us one of the moon fish got blind that way. If you go there please... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Very nice and entertaining Very good exibition, children and adults will love it. Liked it very much

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Soissons
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Really nice visits! It is located in a futurist part of Lisboa, very modern, clean, and beautiful. The oceanorium is well organised and seduces both young and old people.

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Zagreb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Take a camera with you and enjoy. It is a great aquarium if you have never visited one before but don't expect too much. If you are a student, ask for a discount even it is not advertised on the website.

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Alderney, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were expecting much better and bigger as we had been told that it was the best aquarium in Europe, but we were slightly disappointed by the number of things to see. The big tank was impressive and filled with sharks, rays and many species of fish but you spend most of your time just walking around the tank and... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This aquarium is the best I've ever been to. The huge center tank is amazing and the layout is great. There is plenty to see and all of the exhibits are really well done.

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Gdansk, Poland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

was my 2nd time there- 100% worth to see! take kids with you if you can- will love it! full adult ticket costs 16E with exhibition about turtles included.

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