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Lisbon Oceanarium

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Esplanada D. Carlos I | Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
Parque das Nacoes
+351 21 891 7000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I come here often with my family and my kid, which is now a teen, and we still get amazed and surprised every time! It is really worth a visit and just stop and stare at it! Go during the week to avoid too much...More

Thank helenamvieira
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We bought our tickets online to save queuing. It was very busy when we went at midday so maybe going later would be advisable. Also be prepared to wait your turn to get the best views. We took baby in the stroller- just be careful...More

Thank NemSteve
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited with 8.5 kid who loves nature. He was very excited seeing all the sea creatures from all around the world. So did we 😃 Very well organized, even though it was August and EVERYONE is on vacation, very short wait for tickets and...More

Thank 555asafl
Reviewed 2 days ago

Most amazing and magnificent aquarium . I have never visited a site that had such an EXTENSIVE display of acquatic life. But do skip the TEMPORARY display. It was an extra charge for a small , somewhat empty display. Not worth the Money

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Large variety of fish etc, from all over the world. Popular, so very crowded. Hard to see must things, because of all the people. Not recommended if you get stressed by having to wait. Discounts offered for example if you buy ”hop-on...More

1  Thank Reijo B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited at noon on a Friday. We had to wait and wait and use very sharp elbows to get a glimpse of any of the many aquariums in this place. After awhile we just gave up and tried to get out, but it was...More

Thank HannaBragberg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Located in the expo’98 area the aquarium is one of the main attractions. I highly recommend to buy the tickets online to avoid queueing. It is nicely done with explanations/texts in both portuguese and english. We spent a nice time alrhough it was crowded. Maybe...More

Thank Sylvie N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice aquarium in a very nice location! The normal tour takes 2 to 3 hours, don’t have time to get bored; even with young kids. The area around is very nice too, with a nice view on the Vasco de Gama impressive bridge.

Thank KaderT
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed our trip to the oceanarium. Very relaxing watching the fish in the main tank and the ocean forest exhibition. Despite lots of people, it was quiet most of the time. Well designed and organised.

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 3 days ago

you cannot leave Lisbon without a look to this wonderful space in the city, where the moon fish is the star :)

Thank Anna T
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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
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Lauren F
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Diver B | Reviewed this property |
I'd recommend to buy tickets online. Thus you'll not wait at all. We bought in the evening prior the day we planned to visit Oceanarium and download tickets to a smartphone. On the next day we just passed without any queue.
Lauren F
August 13, 2018|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
We only stood in line for about 5 minutes. We got our tickets from a machine on site - it was a shorter line than the personal service ticket windows.
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April 8, 2018|
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Response from Alice G | Reviewed this property |
Late afternoon on a weekday is just perfect. I went there at about 16:00 and by the time I was out there was hardly anyone in line to enter.