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Lisbon Oceanarium

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Parque das Nacoes
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Address: Esplanada D. Carlos I | Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
Phone Number: +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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Easy to find and within 5 minutes walking distance to Vasco da Gama shopping centre and Parque das Nacoes. Suitable for all the family, book tickets online and save allow about... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Easy to find and within 5 minutes walking distance to Vasco da Gama shopping centre and Parque das Nacoes. Suitable for all the family, book tickets online and save allow about 3 hours for your visit.

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Harstad, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Went there on a Saturday with another family. Impressive aquarium with various themes inside. Also visited the temporary exhibition which can really be recommended.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Excellent, a must if you visit Lisbon! The complex was originally built for Expo'98, and it's still a great visiting experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is certainly a big and interesting place to visit. It is probably the biggest in Europe of its kind and you will find all kinds of marine life inside. The most rare and unusual fish and anything that lives in the water. It is located in the Parque das Nações, an area that was used for the Expo '98.... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to visit for all age groups. Easily accessible by metro. You can find all kinds of animals not only fish. My favorite was the otter, very funny! Worth to book tickets ahead to avoid the lines.

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Tangier, Morocco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the Oceanarium with family, it has a big central pool with a variety of species. On the aquarium corners you get some extra's with polar penguins, tropical fish, otaries... It feels a little boring to get around the very same pool again and again during all the visit.. Not a most see in my opinion

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Thank Akram E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family and I loved visiting the Oceanarium, it's a great family experience. Informative and fun, something for all the family

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful Oceanarium .... Clever design so all can view. Would suit any age so the whole family can enjoy.... Would love to visit again !

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super nice Aquarium...one of the best in europe. full of things to see. kids and adults will live. :)

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Thank Fabiano M
Littleborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a superb place to visit on your trip to Lisbon. Short walk from the Metro or you can even take a cable car if you want! Inside is an incredible 360 degree show of many fascinating species surrounded by many other smaller but informative aquariums of creatures from all oceans of the world. A place for all ages to... More 

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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.