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Oceanario de Lisboa

Address: Esplanada D. Carlos I - Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 891 7000
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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
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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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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Lisbon's Oceanarium is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe and 6th in the world, with 5000 meter cubic of water. With over 450 species of fish, marine mammals and birds, it is certainly worth several hours of visitors' time. For exemple, one unique resident in the Oceanarium is a sunfish, a species rarely kept in aquariums because it is so... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this at Parque de Nacoes, Oriente. There is a large central aquarium showing different species living at different depths in the ocean. The most photogenic are the Sea Otters. Good information on the exhibits in English.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the ocenarium before leaving lisbon and it was worth our while. They divided the whole place in 4 areas resembling the 4 great oceans. In the middle they have a huge tank with hundreds of different species of fish. There are two floors: surface level and below surface level. There are also smaller basins with emphasis on specifc... More 

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

For adults and children or teens... an amazing "fish experience" with an unique worldwide collection of species of fishes!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Huge central tank with hundreds of species to watch. Not so claustrophobic as other similar venues. Ideal if weather is not great, do book online for discounts and skipping the ticket box queue. Definitely worth a visit if you have half a day to spare, ideal if you want to make it the last thing to do before flying home... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

loved this place. It's quite spectacular with a huge central tank with full length windows over a few floors. There were species that I've not seen anywhere else! Loads of variety and well laid out. My favourite was the sea otters - so cute. Reasonably priced and close to the shopping centre, river, cable car and restaurants so enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing place. The building is modern and feels like a magic place from the moment you get in. It was for sure one of the best experiences i ever had. If you have the chance to visit don't miss it. Even if it looks a bit expensive it worths every euro. Children will love it! Truly amazing!

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

must see even lisboners go there for the peace of mind and beauty two floors and can even pre book a visit to the interior.

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Vlissingen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is just great. For me, the absolute best aquarium i have ever seen. Simple, yet elegant. All sorts of sea life to see, from sharks to schools of herring. Just GREAT!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took my son (11) and husband just to make our city break more fun for son, turns out we all really enjoyed it. We were there about 2 hours and found it easily from our bus tour. Not cheap but worth the money I guess. Didn't see the sea turtles though, not sure if there was any? A nice break... More 

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