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Lisbon Zoo (Jardim Zoologico de Lisboa)

Estrada de Benfica 158-160 | Sete Rios, 1500, Lisbon, Portugal
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As featured in Lisbon for young kids
Ranked #17 of 217 attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Zoos, Gardens
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: The Lisbon Zoo features 2,000 animals and a dolphin show.
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Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Super fun! Me and my boyfriend really enjoyed this zoo. We almost always visit the zoo in a city that we visit, but this one became one of my favorites. It's really worth its price. All the animals have nice and clean space to live in and it's just made beautifully. I really recommend it if you love animals!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely zoo with lots of shade and a range of animals. the little children's farm went down well and the cable car things going around the zoo were a total highlight. Lots of food choices, very easy and relaxed.

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vanilly
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Animals are kept in small spaces and all look very sad and lifeless. Dolphin show was brilliant but the rest of the animals look very upset. Really quite shocking.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you like zoos or are travelling with kids, you can spend a nice day at the zoo. A huge diversity of animals to be seen, from dolphins to lizards, lions and giraffes. The dolphins show runs at least twice a day and is a must see for kids. The train or the aerial cable-way (separated tickets) are also great... More

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

lots of different animals in nice sparse enclosures.. cable cars are a must! good afternoon out in lisbon, not too far from the city and not too expensive (for a zoo!). Lots of good priced places to grab food around the site as well

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Kirovohrad, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great place for the day trip. A lot of animals. Many different activities and not crowded (not sure about different period). But the best was the Dolphin Show!!! Transparent walls of the pool made it completely different experience. You can see the artists not only above the water but also under it. Highly recommended for a visit.

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Oslo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We killed a couple of hours here. It had a huge variety of animals, you could literally walk and walk, they had everything. Some of the enclosures varied heavily, I see some different reactions in the other recommendations, I personally found the conditions of the farm-animals bad. One sheep had huge thick wads of wool and scabs on its head.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

The zoo is very easy to get to by metro. It's a good size zoo with lots of charm and history. However, that also means that the animal enclosures are old school and not the larger, natural habitat that modern zoos now employ. My 8 and 10 year old got worn out by the hilly walk and enjoyed most of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to this zoo. The animals appeared to be happy and well cared for, and the living areas for most of the animals were interesting and well thought out. We spent almost 4 hours at the zoo. Highlights included the dolphin show and the cable car ride (included in entry fee) which gives you an aerial... More

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We had a brilliant time here. The zoo grounds are really pretty albeit a bit hilly for those of you that struggle with walking. The animals and there's a good variety look really well cared for and happy. The cable car ride over the zoo is a brilliant way of seeing the animals unrestricted by foliage as it travels over... More

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