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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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Fantastic oceanarium, full of wonders at every turn

This stunning oceanarium is the best aquarium I've ever visited, and I've visited a lot! The centre is a vast tank with viewing at every angle and on two floors. This includes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This stunning oceanarium is the best aquarium I've ever visited, and I've visited a lot! The centre is a vast tank with viewing at every angle and on two floors. This includes sharks, rays, a sunfish, baracuda, and a host of other fish large and small. There are beautiful manta rays that fly through the water, which stole the show... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing aquarium. The main tank is huge and when you stand close to the glass you actually feel like you are the bottom of the ocean, fantastic. The entrance fee might seem a little high however when you see what the price of admission goes to, it's well worth the visit.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always a pleasure to revisit the Oceanarium. It seems like the first time, everytime we enter that place, with so much to see and enjoy. Come to Lisbon and take a look in it. You will not regret it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely fabulous place to visit. Plan on walking a lot. Every kind of sealife imaginable in this place and they also replicated the environment these creatures came from. A great place for young and old alike.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been to a few Oceanariums, this one was not the best for sure but it was still nice to go around for about about an hour or so. Now that I am looking back, I would have preferred to spend the time elsewhere since Lisbon has so much to offer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So much to see in one place! An amazing place especially for children and many things to learn about the sealife.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the oceanarium in the afternoon late. It was such as a great place to visit as a family and the place is very well kept. The variety of fish/animals are also very good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Must see in Lisbon. Place is great for both old and young visitors and shows us a world which is beautiful and absolutely stunning! I also recommend to see a short movie on lower level which describes work of people working in this great place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amen and my partner absolutely loved our visit to the oceanarium. Was fantastic to see all the different species and it's in a great location as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent couple of hours there, since this is our first time in Lisbon. It is great for kids, but since we have been to so many other oceanarium, this is just OK.

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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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