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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
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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so brilliant it looks sif you were living under the sealevel

very nice exhibition and permanent show with the different aquariums from different oceans great to sea amazing views

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Jean-Paul D
Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

very nice exhibition and permanent show with the different aquariums from different oceans great to sea amazing views

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

it was real nice to be around all the fishes, crabs, sharks and so forth. Definitely one of my best aquariums I've visited

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an amazing aquarium. I was really surprised at how good it actually was. So well laid out with such a great variety of wildlife. Also an excellent environmental message. I could sit and watch the large central tank all day long.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a big fan of Aquaria in general this one was particularly impressive. It takes a while to get started as the main aquarium is in a different building but once you do it's a great experience with loads to see and has a fantastic central tank which is both huge and has dozens of viewing areas. My 5 year... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was billed in the tourist paraphenalia as being an amazing aquarium, located in an unusual location. The location is in Lisbon's 1998 Expo park [if coming by metro, use Oriente station], so it is a bit unusual, but once out of the station you will note that there is no signage to the attraction. When you eventually find it,... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a real experience. There is a massive aquarium full of sea fish, which can be seen from many angles. The other areas were interesting and informative. A great way to spend a few hours and easy to get to from the tube.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably one of the best aquariums we have ever been in. Large venue with an enormous central tank filled with different species and lots of side rooms. Impressive... The children enjoyed their time here. It is large so you will spend many hours here.

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

An amazing experience with our grandchildren. We were there for more than 2 hours but you could easily stay all day. A beautiful facility.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This has to be one of the best aquariums out - it's easy to walk around, each turn you make brings a different experience: watching the otters being fed; standing back in amazement as your're eyeballed by not one but four sharks; being awestruck by the grace of the mantras, fascinated by the grace of tiny sea dragons.. The place... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and well organized. Not too budy and excellent for the family trip even on a sunny day because of the sorroundings

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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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