Oceanário de Lisboa

Oceanário de Lisboa, Lisbon: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Oceanário de Lisboa Reviews: 4.5/5

Oceanário de Lisboa
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
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 • 9 min walk
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steffen l
Eltmann, Germany323 contributions
its realy a must
Sep 2021
the biggest amazing aquarium of europe - you must see it - two lovely hours - 5.000.000 l of sea water - 12.000 fishes
Written September 25, 2021
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Serke68
Maaseik, Belgium20 contributions
Nice visit
Aug 2021
Not cheap but nice place to visit. Also the area in which the Oceanarium is located is nice to visit.
We stayed for +/- 2 hours (even without kids) in the Oceanarium als there was enough to see.
Written September 14, 2021
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Joric M
Lisbon, Portugal98 contributions
One of the best Oceanariums in Europe!
Mar 2021
A fantastic and diverse selection of marine life. If you like sea life, check this place out. One of the oceanariums we have visited.
Written September 13, 2021
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Claire N
Sutton, UK8 contributions
Good place to take kids.
It was lovely being at the Oceanarium but in order to avoid queues, we bought our tickets the evening before. So the next day we just walked in and didn’t have to queue.
Good place to take little ones but nit as big as it seems. We were out in an hour.
Written September 4, 2021
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dohonyiz
Budapest, Hungary61 contributions
Great experience for kids and adults alike.
Jul 2021
Lots of beautiful and interesting creatures can be seen here, the huge aquarium has many sharks, skates, sunfish and many other species of fish.
Written August 30, 2021
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Lucas Brogni
Jaragua Do Sul, SC8 contributions
Good place to visit
Aug 2021
The oceanarium is a good place. There's a good variety of aquatic animals from all over the earth. The price is fair, and the visit lasts for more than an hour.

It's an excellent place to go with kids as they will love to see all that variety, but when you left there it looks like something is missing.
Written August 29, 2021
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LondonMaria27
Chigwell, UK8 contributions
Not that impressed
Aug 2021
I've been to more interesting aquariums in Tampa, Florida as well as in Hong Kong. Not sure how they figure this to be one of the largest in the world.
We waited over an hour to purchase tickets on a line being serviced by just one person; we went in and were done in less than an hour.
Not impressed at all.....
Written August 27, 2021
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Theflyingdousk
Thessaloniki, Greece396 contributions
One of the top sights of Lisbon
Aug 2021
Totally recommended for all ages, if you do not have purchased your ticket on line, you have to wait in the lines about 30 to 60 minutes. You will see thousands of species, excellent designed area with very beautiful lights.You have the felling that you dive in the water with the fish!
Written August 26, 2021
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Anton K
10 contributions
Average oceanarium for a Europe
Aug 2021
1) Buy tickets online. The line for off-liners is longer and processes 5-10 times (!!!) longer. We spend 1.5 hours in the line.
2) Average oceanarium as for a Europe. Quite small, no tunnels, no huge spaces, no good panoramas. 1 hour to visit.
Written August 25, 2021
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Aahan
Cheltenham, UK233 contributions
Good Aquarium but Expensive!
We visited the Oceanário de Lisboa after seeing that it is the number 1 thing to do in Lisbon. The aquarium is located in the very modern area of Oriente and it is a very large building located near the water.
We arrived and the queue was massive. We had not booked online slot tickets so my family ended up queuing for about an hour and a half before we could get tickets. The tickets were extremely expensive, I understand that it requires a lot of money to maintain an aquarium but the amount we paid was far more then the average aquarium/attraction.
The aquarium itself is pretty nice - it has all the standard tanks of marine life but the most impressive was the large tank in the middle of the aquarium containing a large variety of marine life ranging from sunfish to sharks and manta rays. They also had a specific room for every ocean containing sea life from that specific ocean which I found to be very interesting.
In conclusion, the Oceanário de Lisboa is a good attraction to go to, however I would argue that it is overpriced. We did not take that long to get through the aquarium and for what it was, it wasn’t entirely worth the money we paid for it but all in all it was a good experience.
Written August 24, 2021
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Oceanário de Lisboa is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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