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Lisbon Oceanarium

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Address: Esplanada D. Carlos I | Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
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+351 218 917 000
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Opened in 1998, the Oceanário was the centerpiece of the XXth Century's...

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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Best aquarium I've been to. Very unique experience. Lots to see and learn! Ideal for all ages. Very convenient to access by public transport (train from Apolonia or by subway... read more

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5 reviews
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Best aquarium I've been to. Very unique experience. Lots to see and learn! Ideal for all ages. Very convenient to access by public transport (train from Apolonia or by subway) too!

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The huge tank was amazing, like being in Finding Nemo! Lots of beautiful sea creatures and information. Quite a few school groups but that's inevitable.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Oceanarium with my husband on a trip to Lisbon. It was divided into each four ocean and looked as though all the fish/otters/penguins were living harmoniously together. We bought our tickets from the machine outside and walked straight in. The tanks were all very clean and the fish looked as though they were well cared for. I love... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have always been drawn to aquariums and the prospect of visiting the 2nd largest oceanarium in the world was too fantastic an opportunity to pass up. From start to finish - it was breath taking. I loved the temporary exhibit 'forests underwater' I'm a vegetarian, tree hugger and determined to help save the planet. I thought this was a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went because this is the 2nd largest Aquarium in Europe. The main tank is very cool. This is not an activity I would plan on spending more than 2 hours as it becomes too much! It is a little pricey, but in line with other Oceanariums.

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Me and my family went to this beautiful place and we really love it. All was clean and you got the change to see all the fish it was amazing the kids really love this place.

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Toronto, Canada
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Both visually fascinating and educational! Definitely worth the trip! Not like any aquarium I have ever seen before.

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A well thought out Oceanarium a wide range of creatures and lots of informative exhibits. Plenty of viewing points throughout of the main aquarium and a brilliant variety of other areas to see.Breathtaking. Plus the first (and probably the only) time I have seen sea anemones being fed!

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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Lisbon Oceanarium is a very nice place to visit. We took the metro (which is a nice experience) and walked through the nearby Vasco Da Gama shopping complex and the promenade by the seaside - a wonderful experience. The oceanarium is also very nice and we enjoyed time inside

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A great place, especially if you are with children, a large and spacious aquarium, many interesting fish, then you can ride on a cable car along the coast or go to the science pavilion, where autumn is Great

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Parque das Nacoes
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.
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