Takashi Amano Forests Underwatter at Oceanarium Lisbon

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Takashi Amano Forests Underwatter at Oceanarium Lisbon

Takashi Amano Forests Underwatter at Oceanarium Lisbon
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The area
Neighborhood: Parque das Nações
This neighborhood was built up at the end of the 1990s mostly because of the Expo '98. The pavilions and structures that once were the home of all the Expo's attractions and exhibits are still culturally and artistically significant. In Parque das Nações you'll explore conference and concert pavilions, a shopping center, trendy restaurants and an enjoyable cable car ride you can't miss out on. On top of this, the amazing Lisbon Oceanarium (one of the most spectacular things you'll ever see in the city) will take your breath away: its respect and will to preserve natural wildlife is uncanny. Easily accessible by metro, bus or taxi from the city center, Parque das Nações is highly recommended for anyone who'll spend more than 3 days in the Portuguese capital.
How to get there
  • Oriente • 6 min walk
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal17,395 contributions
Visiting the Ocenanario.
Dec 2020
This is about the temporary exhibition at the Lisbon Oceanarium, "Submerged Forests by Takashi Amano", who is presenting the tropical forests through a stunning aquarium. Tropical forests are among the richest and most diverse habitats on Earth. Despite their ecological importance, these habitats are probably among the most endangered in the world. With the aim of reinforcing the Lisbon Oceanarium's commitment to nature.
Written December 22, 2020
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TACOB0B
United States1,065 contributions
Very Interesting
Jan 2020 • Couples
We saw this while we were at the aquarium. Take the time to watch the video and read the signage. It is very interesting to see what goes into making the aquarium. Highly recommend
Written January 5, 2020
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SandySpice8
96 contributions
Serene
Aug 2019 • Family
The display was serene and beautiful. And a great depiction of the gardens he envisaged. Not to mention that you than walk into the awesome oceanarium that has the most gorgeous beautiful ocean life. Even fish I never knew existed it was awesome. And yes I sea the future and will endeavor to help where I can.
Written September 4, 2019
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FrancoCanucks
Vancouver22 contributions
An amazing place
Mar 2019 • Couples
The whole Oceanarium was fantastic and the Forests Underwater exhibit was the icing on the cake? I went twice and would go again in a heartbeat. The Oceanarium was the highlight of our trip to Lisbon.
Written April 12, 2019
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JM.
18 contributions
Very relaxing
Jan 2019 • Couples
Amazing temporary exhibition. You pay an extra to visit it but it was worth it. It's not very big but it's very relaxing. The only downside was that it had many people, otherwise I could stay there for hours. The exhibition is very well made, with underwater forests, all very pretty. Great for opening the mind.
Written January 19, 2019
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania19,556 contributions
Aquarium
May 2018 • Solo
A temporary exhibition at Lisbon Oceanario. It consists in a not very big hall with some different not very big tanks(for a public aquarium) but very nice arranged. They really look like underwater forests! You have to pay an extra fee to visit it.
Written June 12, 2018
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Aaron H
3 contributions
It looks amazing!
May 2018 • Family
The underwater forest is really beautiful, everything looks good and fits in, Takashi created really beautiful landscapes!
Written May 25, 2018
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Craig M
Porto, Portugal3,126 contributions
World's Largest Freshwater Planted Aquarium
Jan 2018 • Couples
When I walked into the room it took my breath away. It's such an amazing sight, particularly for someone who has kept freshwater aquariums for almost 30 years (as I have).  Not only is it the largest planted freshwater aquarium in the world, but it was designed and created by the grand-master of planted aquariums, Takashi Amano. Amano revolutionised the way planted tanks are designed and is revered throughout the aquarium hobby.

This outstanding spectacle is a temporary exhibit at the Lisbon Oceanarium and, as soon as I became aware, there was no way that I would miss seeing it whilst I was in Lisbon.

The U-shaped display has a volume of 160,000 litres (42,267 gallons). It is 40 meters long, 2.5m wide and 1.45m deep. It holds 12 tonnes of sand, 25 tonnes of volcanic rock (from the Azores) and 78 tree trunks (from Scotland and Malaysia). There are 46 species of aquatic plants and a claimed 10,000 tropical fish from 40 species (although far less than that were visible during my visit).

My wife is not an aquarium hobbyist, but she loved the display also. She said that it is the best aquarium she has ever seen. Whilst I busied myself taking video and photos to share with my friends in the hobby, she just relaxed and watched the fish with the soothing background music.

This was the main reason for my visit to the Lisbon Oceanarium, but it isn't possible to buy tickets for this exhibit only. A regular Oceanarium ticket is €12 and a ticket that includes the temporary exhibit is €18. But this marvel is well worth the extra €6. After all, when will you ever get to see something like this again?

There is no indication when this temporary exhibit will end, but I would encourage the Lisbon Oceanarium to retain it as a permanent feature. It could become a pilgrimage site for freshwater aquarists around the world.
Written January 12, 2018
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Mark L
30 contributions
Beautiful underwater plants and fish
Nov 2017
Relaxing music and beautiful to see.

A lot of noisy kids but the place is child friendly so is expected.
Written November 10, 2017
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lovetravelLosAngels
Los Angels71 contributions
Enjoyed the Oceanarium
Aug 2017 • Couples
Enjoyed the Oceanarium, the movie on the whales and sensory overload,
and the Takashi exhibit added tranquility to our visit
Written August 27, 2017
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