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“In one word, Fantastic.”
Review of Lisbon Oceanarium

Lisbon Oceanarium
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Drachselsried, Bayerischer Wald
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343 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“In one word, Fantastic.”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

This aquarium is the second largest in the world and is based in the new area specially created for the 1998 World festival. All display information is in Portuguese and English. As the Friday was a public holiday, we visited on the Saturday, crowded but still had plenty of chances to see all the exhibits. Bus service from the town could be better.
We used one of the "YellowBus" tours, which stop right outside.

Visited October 2012
Thank Drachsi
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Amazing aquarium. Worth making time for on your trip to Lisbon!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

I've traveled to a lot of cities and seen a lot of aquariums. I lived in San Francisco and would go to Monterrey Bay Aquarium a lot.

Let me tell you, this is leaps and bounds above Monterrey Bay.

You start at the top of the central tank and wind your way down in a spiral. On the way, you traverse continents to see different forms of sea life, always with the central tank beside you.

It is beautiful and mesmerizing and there are rarely crowds. I like to make time for this special place whenever we visit Lisbon.

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good oceanarium for adults and kids”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

My friend and I really like this oceanarium. They had the exhibits broken into four climates and you could see the animals and fish up close. We ran through it somewhat quickly as we only had an hour or so but more time would be better.

Visited August 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Nice large aquarium with some really large fish ;) Temporary exhibition with the large turtles was amazin.

Visited September 2012
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Towcester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great aquarium for kids of all ages - 3 to 103!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Fantastic aquarium built around a very large central tank with a number of smaller tanks interlinking with it. Father, mother and son all had a great time being Jacques Cousteau without having to get wet!

Visited August 2012
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