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Lisbon Oceanarium

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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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Best aquarium I've been too...

By far the best aquarium/oceanarium I've ever been to, with such a diverse range of sea life as well as informative detail. Completely recommend visiting as part of your trip in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

By far the best aquarium/oceanarium I've ever been to, with such a diverse range of sea life as well as informative detail. Completely recommend visiting as part of your trip in Lisbon.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ir has the most outstanding collection of Sea creatures. For children and grown ups. It is worth a long visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to spend a few hours but go early , my partner and I had to queue for almost any hour in the baking sun , but once inside great variety of sea life,but very busy.

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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wide variety of living species. Very interesting to watch!! After an excellent start, the expectation for the Oceanarium raised pretty quickly. amazing art of nature.

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Thank David G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited twice and will probably return again! It really is spectacular. You can also see penguins being fed, have birds flying above you catching their food, walk through a mini rain forest, the jelly fish were breathtaking and the size of the octopus- wow, etc..........top tip: book your tickets online to avoid the huge queues. Next tip: Buy... More 

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Thank M S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beware, every Oceanarium is packed with tourists and little kids and this one is no exception. It's really huge and tons of opportunity for photos. There is an automatic trolley that you can stand on and it'll move you (like the ones in airports).

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our second visit to the Oceanarium, and it still takes your breath away. Very well organised displays, and the central deep pool has some stunning sharks, rays and sunfish. Leading on you enter into different zones; with puffins and penguins above and sea otters and of course fish below. Then its becomes more tropical in the next zone.... More 

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Firstly, the Oceanarium is excellent and was worth the 58 euro entry fee we paid for 3 adults and 1 child. We had to queue for 15 minutes in hot sun to buy the ticket. Staff were on hand to advise people which ticket - very useful - BUT I was concerned that there were no bag checks or security,... More 

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Oakley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to many variants of sea-life centre, often as a rainy day activity. However, the Oceanarium came so highly recommended that we sacrificed a few hours of sunshine. Set in the Expo park, with free parking, the Oceanarium is an impressive building. Entertainers have been employed to amuse those queuing for tickets, and when we arrived the queue... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is awesome. Best on its kind. A lot of sea species and very famiñy friendly environment. Definetely worth the visit

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Staying in Parque das Nacoes

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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.