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Oceanario de Lisboa

Address: Esplanada D. Carlos I - Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 218 917 000
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Owner description: Opened in 1998, the Oceanário was the centerpiece of the XXth...
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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.
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

its my second time there and it was great...there is alot to see and learn, and after i visit i just wish to have an aquarium like that at home...lol it was great fun too

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

well preserved sea species in almost natural environment. the large aquarium containing shark & many other fishes would easily amaze. Specially our children liked it a lot.

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Houston, US
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26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My 9 year old son made us to take him there and we loved every bit of it, we had great time learning about various species. Make sure you plan to be in the Aquarium for over 3-4 hrs. The walk from the metro is about 10-15 min

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

i now live in uk. Been to deep in Hull but this is something else. Even when you don't have kids. I go back every year.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

When I visited here it was the most relaxing afternoon I had in the two months I spent in Portugal. I'm not a massive aquarium fan but the sheer size of the place was fantastic and the natural habitat that has been created is faultless. The main tank is stunning over so many floors and it was spectacular just sitting... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Oceanario de Lisboa is worth a visit, with a lot of different animals in a nice environment, the only thing we missed was more information in English, especially all the quotes from Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, we were curious about what they meant.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We spent a morning here and loved it. The big tank is full of many fascinating fish: there are massive sharks, rays, colourful fish, starfish, sunfish, the list goes on. Then all the way round the rest of the place there are other smaller tanks with different creatures in them. Lots of informative facts and descriptions also in English and... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Maybe I have expected too much, but it did not really leave me any extraordinary impression. An aquarium that does not differ from many others. Although the surroundings are awesome: loved the art and architecture!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Worth spending a whole morning or afternoon! On of the best seaquariums I've visited so far. It is close to a shopping mall where you can have lunch.

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Toronto, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This aquarium is worth a visit as its main tank is one of the largest in Europe and in the world. They have 4 areas setup in it, one for each ocean. One could see few sharks, various other species of fish, penguins. Of special interest I would say is the "Indian Ocean" section with its coral reefs ... it... More 

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