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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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Ranked #5 of 226 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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Vienna, Austria
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120 reviews 120 reviews
32 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just visited the aquarium and it's one of the best we've ever been to. Lots to see and we came on a Monday when it was not crowded and we could explore at our leisure. We loved the massive central tank and how it looked different from all angles, above and below, etc. the smaller tanks were also well presented.... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What a lovely place. The aquarium is set in 4 areas that have their own exibits of life; antarctic, tropical, pacific and indian. From that, they are all linked via one massive tank that has a variety of marine life. There was so much to explore, it pretty much is a day trip. The temporary exhibit had turtles in it.... More

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Built for expo 98, 2nd largest aquarium in the world. . On a pier surrounded by water , on two floors divided into four main areas. Great entertainment for a morning or afternoon.

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Bergen, Norway
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit, although far from center. We first tryed to take the train from Santa Apolinia but the wait for the next train was so long that we took the metro around. That took a hour! The place itself was interesting and worth the travel. Huge centertank with hugely variation to the fish in it. Dont know how they... More

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Wow was my first impression of Oceanario De Lisboa - informative, respectful of wildlife and educational. Loved it! Staff are helpful and go out of their way to answer questions and offer information. The sea otters were a personal highlight! I would avoid school holidays as I can imagine it gets very busy.

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Pico, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

One of the best in Europe. Worth a visit all year long, fantastic location in Expos 98 surrounding area

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Naples, Florida
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a couple of hours here but it isn't on the top of our list of things to do in Lisbon. The main tank is great and the views into it from lots of different angles was wonderful as was the variety of fish. The giant Sunfish are truly strange. After that, there wasn't much else. The cafe is... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Very crowded because of the weather, something for people to do with their kids. Decent, but definitely no Shedd Aquarium. It was interesting to see the big ocean sun fish, very strange animals!

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Moscow, Russia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Quite a nice place, well organised. Fantastic large aquarium! Surely a very romantic place to visit, and the must-see for kids!

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A good attraction, is someways out of the city though so need transport. Def worth it if you have kids and have already seen the historic sights of this fantastic city. Penguin enclosures are not very big, but the marine life is good. Allow 3-4 hours round trip

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