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“Amazing experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aquario Vasco da Gama

Aquario Vasco da Gama
Rua Direita do Dafundo | Algés, 1495, Lisbon 1495, Portugal
+351 21419-63-37
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Ranked #7 of 184 Attractions in Lisbon
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

A large main tank gave us welcome. The first image is striking and unforgettable. Sharks, stingrays, moray eels, many fish ... Small aquariums show smaller fish, octopuses, ... My 8 year old son was mesmerized!

Visited October 2012
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maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Well done Vasco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Excellent aquarium with exhibits for all major ocean groups, penquins, puffins, sea otters, sharks and fish galore.

Visited August 2013
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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“Speciall for the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

It is a bit expensive, but is a good attraction, mainly for a familiar schedule. Nice installations and easy location. The region is beautiful and can be explored for many other touristic activities.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Coy Carp Crazy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Great little aquarium - good way to spend a couple of hours, especially if it is a cloudy day (which is was when we went).

You must feed the Coy Carp in the pools in front of the aquarium - they go crazy! Great fun!

Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great even for only adults”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We took a chance by visiting the Aquario, as we typically don't go in for these types of attractions. Wow, were we surprised. A very well organized, well maintained and very interesting place to explore. Lighting in the building really enhances the views into the tanks. I have actually been to quite a few aquariums around the world and I'm not sure that I have been to one that tops this one.

Visited June 2013
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