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Aquario Vasco da Gama

Rua Direita do Dafundo | Algés, 1495, Lisbon 1495, Portugal
+351 21419-63-37
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Ranked #8 of 226 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Aquariums
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Workington, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Great attraction for any age. The size of the tank and variety of fish was pretty awesome. Very hypnotic watching them all swim round and different heights (the tank must be 20 metres deep).

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great aquarium... Lots of species on display and a great center tank with sharks and lots of other sea species... Great for bringing your family along.... The kids love it...

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Alcobaca, Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It is still a great place to visit, although it needs some refreshment... but it is not easy, when the competition is new and giant... I loved coming back and my child had a lot of fun too!

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Vienna Region, Austria
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Very old fashion,but in a very lovely. Building, is better to go to Oceanario much bigger. With lots of species.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We are always visit this aquarium. So many different fishes are swimiing and also we saw penguin was swimming in water.

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United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Loved all the great stores and had a great lunch there as well. It was nice just to walk around and people watch. There were people there from all walks of life, to businessmen to college kids, etc.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were told to go see the oceanarium in Lisbon. Searching on trip advisor quickly led to the aquario vasco da gama. Since it had 4.5 rating and many pictures of large tanks we figured this was the one we should see. The aquario starts with a museum tour with some preserved fishes and some models of fishes too. We... More

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Munich, Germany
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great experience, huge Aquarium, beautiful environment and very interesting exibition. A MUST in Lisbon.

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New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Aquario Vasco da Gama is amazing, it has been built with a lot of thought. we have one in New Zealand that is great how ever this has a lot more fish and bigger area and it looks like they really care a lot for the sea life and the education to the public about what is under the sea.... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I still remember in my childhood how unique this place seemed... but not anymore... It stopped in the 80s... It is empty of people, old in the facilities, the exposition is not interactive at all... the room is too small... Currently with the Oceanarium option in Lisbon, a top spot, more adapted for children and non specialists... it does not... More

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