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“Far better than expected” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oceanario de Lisboa

Oceanario de Lisboa
Esplanada D. Carlos I - Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
+351 218 917 000
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Ranked #4 of 223 Attractions in Lisbon
Type: Aquariums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Belgrade, Serbia
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“Far better than expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Ever since I was a kid I was obsessed with animals of almost every kind, I re-watched my Survival VHS-es who knows how many times and there's still a bit of that fascinated kid in me when it comes to nature. Anyway, this is exactly why I was so impressed with both the number of species present at the Oceanario and with the overall organization of the tour. To sum it all up - simply beautiful and hypnotizing.

Visited September 2013
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“Simply great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is the largest, and up to now by far the best aquarium I have ever visited, the main tank houses most probably everything bar whales, and the penguin section is amazing as well.

A must visit if you are in Lisbon.

Visited February 2013
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“great for kids and adults”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

An amazing experience, we also got to see a temporary turtle exhibition. The aquarium has two levels and while you get to see different environments, you revolve around this huge tank in which you can see sharks, stingrays and different species of fish. From there, you can go on a nice, but slightly long walk to the Vasco da Gama Tower and Bridge, along the Tagus/Tejo River. Then you can go inside the Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre, which is also really close to the train and metro station.

Visited August 2013
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“An Oceanarium at a level of the best ones in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Near da Expo – Parque das Nações you can pick the underground and visit this well conceived and wonderful place – dedicated for all that like the sea and its species. A very big variety in a very big tank all in glass you can nearly touch the water and species like e.g. a shark.
After the visit you have restaurants and others attractions nearby

Visited September 2013
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“a bit overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

It is a big facility, it it has a huge aquarium all around, so whatever you are seeing, you always get that big aquarium with sharks, sintgrays, cod,...
It had a temporary turtles aquarium, and they were huge and lovely.
But the price was very steep for about 2 hours worth.
The area, former Expo, is great. you have the sea all around, you have the science museum, the telepheric and a big shopping centre, Vasco da Gama.

Visited August 2013
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