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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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Fantastic Aquarium

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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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Almunecar, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were tired, from an overnight international flight, and still enjoyed this more than any aquarium-style display anywhere. We toured the entire exhibit, including the temporary display, and we would go back in a minute! I mean, really good!

Thank ECraigMcKay
Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A variety of animals and scenarios, easy walk around, loads of nice places to eat around, nice sea view

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

Our Kids loved it so much ! All we saw there was singular. Good place to go when travelling through Lisbon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent 3 hours wandering around the various aquariums. The design is superb with a large central aquarium and 4 others at each corner of the building representing 4 different oceans and environments including birds flying around, otters and penguins! A must if you have children.

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

Fantastic place to visit and probably one of the best of its type in the world. The tanks are vast and as you move around the building you have the opportunity to see the (apparently healthy and happy) occupants from many different angles. The clear stars are the Sea Otters they seemed to be well used to streams of visitors... More 

Thank Mark H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is about a 10/15 min walk from the Oriente Metro stop and we had bags on our way back to the airport so we got an uber (3 euros) from the metro. They had a locker for our coats and bags and a downstairs room for larger suitcases (just ask a security guard). The staff at the Oceanarium were... More 

Thank Rebecca S
Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth visiting if you are completely and crazily in love with under the sea world. In other case i would suggest trade the trip to oceanarium into something more appealing :)

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

I have been to several large scale aquariums around the world so this was a pleasant surprise in terms of viability and variety

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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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