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Lisbon Oceanarium

#1 of 427 things to do in Lisbon Features Animals
Esplanada D. Carlos I | Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
+351 21 891 7000
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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 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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  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Esplanada D. Carlos I | Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
Parque das Nacoes
+351 21 891 7000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent nearly two and a half hours here. The aquarium is really big with tons of fishes and also otters, penguins and birds. There is also short but very interesting information everywhere about the different species. One advice: the crowds can be a bit...More

Thank ErikHultgren
Reviewed 3 days ago

A modern setting, a limited number of species, relatively small, easier to get in than to get out as there is an indicated walkway, horrible lighting system, too expensive, smart phone flashes all around you (against thick windows), pushing ,unpolite people. Not for the claustrophobic!

Thank Guy O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A decent aquarium, but not the best. I fully reccomend it for the playful pair of sea-otters. The main tank is also good, even if not out of ordinary. The tropical/rain forest - a little disappointing. I enjoyed the view over the ocean and to...More

Thank Bboogg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The experience was globally amazing. I strongly recommend buying the tickets online, it saves a lot of time wasted queuing. If you can, even if it is obvious, try to avoid crowded times. I found the place not particularly suited for loads of people, simply...More

Thank Marco M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We been over there for 1st time but the food & service was mind blowing, even the atmosphere is awesome, it's quite large restuarant....we are going for next time as well...thanks guys

Thank taturomana
Reviewed 3 days ago

In a spectacular setting in a lake, this aquarium has an ocean theme. Well-marked in both English and Portuguese, the tanks are well stocked and varied. The flow is good and although there were lots of people there on a Sunday, it never felt overly...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting and a very well arranged Ocenarium with plenty to see and learn. Lot of people makes it sometimes a little difficult to see especially the smaller aquariums. Beautiful situated in the interesting area Oriente.

Thank Soeren3600
Reviewed 3 days ago

The queue was long and the automatic ticket machines were playing up so everyone was taking ages to get their tickets. Some families paid a small fortune for their tickets. We paid 18 euros each for adult tickets. The aquarium was good - all the...More

Thank DavidnSimon
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can tell they put a lot of thought, knowledge, and hard work into the structure and design of this oceanarium. All the exhibits were wonderful, better than anything else I've seen. You feel so close to the animals (Otters/Penguins/birds) - and the huge center...More

Thank JJmooreNYC
Reviewed 3 days ago

It has a great main aquarium and the tour is very well laid out with a lot a spectacular view points that make you feel like your diving, it also has smaller aquariums with a lot of different species and also some small aquatic mammals.

Thank petrus19
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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Addie P
May 10, 2017|
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Response from OceanarioLisboa | Property representative |
Oceanário de Lisboa is open every day of the year, including public holidays.
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April 28, 2017|
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Response from martinsnos | Reviewed this property |
There are luggage lockers and I think by the toilets -2 level (easy to find) there is a manned cloakroom check-in. The staff at the Oceanarium are 'very' helpful, so 1 way or another I am sure you will be able to put your... More
March 18, 2017|
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Response from shopaholic1979 | Reviewed this property |
We have visited it a couple of times. In the winter time, its very quiet the whole day, no lines to buy tickets, etc. In the summer can get more crowed but still was very quick to buy a ticket and go around. Its spacious and... More