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“September 2013” 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 #5 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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“September 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The best of its kind I've ever been to. Emphasis on conservation and concern for ecology. Spectacular!

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“Great for all ages!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Absolutely beautiful aquarium! Well laid out and informative - spent the entire afternoon there. Staff were great and even though it's a little pricey we found it well worth the visit. Will go back again just to see the gigantic tank in the centre!

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“Worth to see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Very interesting, worth to see. It has a huge area in a building with some place to walk nearby, don't miss if you go to Lisbon!

Visited January 2013
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“Biggest fish tank I've ever seen!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Well worth a visit. I'm no Aquarian geek but it was very interesting to see. Also if you get up here there are great views of the bridge and also a pleasant stroll along the river front.

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“superb experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

i had my tickets bought before arriving in lisbon because this was the one attraction i could not miss. there is not much to be said, all the reviews highlight how beautiful, interesting, educative this place is. for sure you should make time to visit it, i think 2 hours are enough to make the tour while taking photos and admiring the tanks.

it's easy to get here with the metro and only 10 min walk distance from the metro station. if you want to buy the tickets from the internet you will pay an extra 2E i think per ticket. when i went there ( around 20th of august) there was only a small crowd waiting to buy tickets.

also there was a temporary exhibition with sea turtles, very beautiful again.

near the oceanario you can also see the longest bridge in europe, vasco da game bridge, and you can make some shopping at casco da gama shopping center - right next to the metro station, so you can give this place of lisbon half a day of your trip

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