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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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best aquarium i ever been

the best aquarium i ever been, my daughter loved this place, and we will definitly be back in there again

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

the best aquarium i ever been, my daughter loved this place, and we will definitly be back in there again

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place! We have seen various oceanariums but this one in Lissabon is a great place to enjoy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were impressed by the design of the main tank. It comprised not only a huge volume for larger animals and for shoals of fish, but also niches where smaller fish could hide, each with its own viewing spot for visitors. We were impressed by the opportunities for learning too. Although we didn't go to Lisbon to visit an oceanarium,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my 13 year old here and we both loved it. One of the best aquariums I have been to. We were there for a few hours the tanks are enormous and there is plenty of room to view. We did not find it difficult to get a good look at everything as there a so many places to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took a metro from LIsbon centre to go to Oceanario. It is a huge 'fish tank' with lots of viewing windows, different types of fishes and other water animals. Best two hours and lots of fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge Oceanarium, apparently the second largest in Europe. Massive tank with lots of different viewing windows and other small tanks also, plus penguins, otters and puffins. We went to see the sunfish, but there are loads of sharks, rays and fish. Really well done and worth the train trip out of the old town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun to go with kids or friends. We didn't expect much from it at first, but we had a blast! You can walk around for a long time looking at all the beautiful fish in the two-story tank.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent 2 hours here but could have spent more if we had watched all the various videos etc available. The route you follow is over two floors around the vast central aquarium which is full of sharks, rays, and a myriad of fish species. There are many side aquariums and also penguins, seabirds, and a couple of very cute sea... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Undoubtedly a very well designed oceanarium with plenty to see and a massive tank in the middle housing huge rays, sharks and numerous other fish. Very educational - but my only worry was the repetitive behaviour of some of the penguins, and an otter which repeatedly swam the same circuit. Their enclosures are not big and seeing this made me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a trip to Lisbon on an overcast day after reading about the Oceanarium. It did not disappoint, lots to see and a huge main tank and then other sections for the different temperate zones round the world, educational and interesting with a great range if creatures to see - including some pretty big sharks in the main tank.

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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.
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