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“Oceanarium a must see” 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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“Oceanarium a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Superb and value for money. we spent a happy few hours amongst the varied exhibits. a superb facility, well done Lisbon

Visited June 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Worth the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great experience with lots to see. The area could do with some more good restaurants close to the aquarium. Bit of a trip from the city centre but worth it.

Visited September 2013
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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.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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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 .

Visited September 2013
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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.

Visited September 2013
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