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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 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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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Well designed and great for kids

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recommended...the large tank holding sharks and large fish is accessible from many sides, you can sit and just watch the marine life which was so much fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The must to go with kids. Better to go on weekdays to enjoy it without crowds. Look for N e m o ! It is thought to find parking place around and if you are with small kids better to take stroller, be prepared to spend 2 or 3 hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Briefly, it is a very diverse aquarium, many different species in different atmospheres. I enjoyed the overall ambiance. Definitely recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second aquarium ive been in and although i scuba dive its always nice to see all these creatures in one place!!! Nice experience and a lot of fish with beautiful corals. Its really worth going

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

easy to get too via the subway. the red line to the airport will take you out to the Oceanarium. The Oriente exit lets you off at the trains, a very large nice mall and if you walk through the mall out towards the river, you take a right and head towards the Oceannarium. It has a wide range of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were intending to go to the Tile Museum, but the Yellow Touribus forgot to stop to let us alight. We had to get off at the next stop. This was near the Oceanario which had been highly recommended by an Argentinian family with small children. Even as 'old people' we are always happy to broaden our outlook and learn... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The aquarium was not at all impressive and It's now on the top of my NOT TO DO list. After a very long queue and an expensive ticket, what I saw was a very small tank overpopulated with ocean animals. It was very sad and it didn't look right at all. I lost my day! Sea animals lost their freedom!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My second trip to this amazing place and it still holds all of its charm. I had visited once about a decade ago and thought it was the most amazing aquarium I had ever seen. At least a decade later, visiting this pst year, I felt the same and now I have a child to share the experience with over... More 

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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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