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“Probably the best in the world” 5 of 5 stars
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Oceanario de Lisboa
Esplanada D. Carlos I - Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
+351 21 891 7000
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Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 48-hour Ticket
Ranked #1 of 426 things to do in Lisbon
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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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“Probably the best in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Superlatives are accurate for this aquarium. It is fantastic with a breathtaking collection of creatures that live in the seas. The displays are fantastic. One could spend hours here. It is a real treat and next to the large shopping center Vasco De Gamma.

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“Fabulous oceanariums and interesting modern architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Not cheap to enter but hours of entertainment and great metro and shopping centre designed by Calatrava and the amazing Vasco da gama bridge . Took the cable car one way which was fun. Fair amount of walking but well worth the trip .

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“Best oceanario in Europe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It's huge, spacious and air conditioned. Clean aquariums. We've seen a lot of different species of fish, turtles, shellfish and marine animals. You need at least two hours to see everything.

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“Amazing tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is a great place to be in Lisboa. The main aquarium is fantastic, full of maritime life and colours. Cost is a bit high, but it is worth every cent.

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“Big tanks, lots of fish etc., great building, cool area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Have not been to many aquariums so was impressed. Some big tanks with lots of fish and things (sharks, manta rays) swimming around together. That was different and neat for me. Also some nice outdoor areas with pools for penguins, cute sea otters and so on. The area of the aquarium is very modern, very neat architecture, so enjoyed that as well.

Visited September 2013
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