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Address: Esplanada D. Carlos I - Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 891 7000
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Opened in 1998, the Oceanário was the centerpiece of the XXth Century's...
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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Fish!

Apparently the second largest aquarium in the world. We stayed about 2 hrs. Enjoyed watching the sun fish. Not many big fish cf (say) Atlanta. The first few viewing areas were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Apparently the second largest aquarium in the world. We stayed about 2 hrs. Enjoyed watching the sun fish. Not many big fish cf (say) Atlanta. The first few viewing areas were packed, move past them to quieter areas, including seating. Also enjoyed walking around the area, had a great sushi buffet for €15 in one of the restaurants close by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Wonderfull, amazing, profound, introspective.. an opportunity to visit the deep sea and it's secrets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great size, great presentation. You have benches along the trail so you can sit and gaze at the underwater world. Plan 1,5-2 hrs. Our kids of 4-13 y.o. enjoyed a lot. It was my second time there and I am glad I brought my family over this time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It's a very enjoyable place with plenty of restaurants and a mall right outside. Great day trip. If possible, try to avoid going there if you see high-school students on a field trip. They'll be too noisy and ruin your experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I went to the aquarium as part of a trip for my 30th birthday!! It was fantastic. The design of the aquarium is great, with a massive central tank and parts coming off of it. The wealth of marine life was truly fantastic. I thought it was a great trip and would definitely recommend going!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The Oceanario is nice, but not amazing. Compared to the other big Aquarium in Europe in Burgers Zoo/Netherlands it is really not very good. You can definetly go if its raining and you have nothing to do, it is still quite amazing due to the size but it is not a "must see" in Lisbon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stayed for hours and was captivated the whole time. School visits going on at the same time so patience needed if you're an old fogey like me. Plenty for all ages to see and the cafe outside was very handy when we were trapped by a thunderstorm. All the explanations were in English and Portuguese. Not quite as good as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Very good job, detailed and very interesting , you will be able to learn not only for the Atlantic Ocean but for pacific, Antarctic, Arctic as well. The big central aquarium is just amazing and if you try to stay close to the glass you feel you are in the ocean hearing the sounds and seeing many different kinds of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Excellent huge tank at centre of visit. Sea otters very cute. Display notes in english. A bit busy downstairs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

family of four really enjoyed the aquarium. It is very well laid out and the various exhibits are of high quality. The central aquarium is spectacular.

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