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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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World class!

We've been to Sea Life in Germany and the Boston Aquarium and this spot is tops! We especially like the private spaces to see the big tank.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've been to Sea Life in Germany and the Boston Aquarium and this spot is tops! We especially like the private spaces to see the big tank.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is slightly outside main city Lisbon but definitely worth a visit. There is the central aquarium part but then to the sides there is a Arctic section and a north Atlantic section and a tropical. These are very well done, and aim to show a natural habitat for each. The temporary exhibit was also very good when we visited.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is really fabulous! Starting from building and finishing with crew all point in this place are superior. Exhibition will surprise you and your family members. You have to visit this place and this experience will be breathtaking.

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Tomar, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this place! If you can avoid summer visiting you'll avoid crowds (mostly parents with baby strollers with no respect for others). It is a beautiful place and the quiter the better you'll enjoy it. You can lean about different species or you can just seat down and relax looking at the big aquariums, everytime you look you´ll see... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Try to visit in the mornings when it's more quiet and you can take incredible pictures. The amount of species they have, the architecture and the amount of different attractive rooms make this place one of my favourites in the world. Maybe the best, and i've been to many around the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my 3rd time to this place. It's beautifully put together and the selection of animals is impressive. I wish they had more signs to name the fish in the tanks. I would highly recommend. TH

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Larne, N. Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic aquarium! An absolute must see! Easy to find and the variety they had to display was breathtaking - highly recommend!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience. Loved it because it's very educational and creates awareness of the world around us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not one to visit these kind of places (aquariums) often, we were very pleasantly surprised in the quality of the exhibits. The main tank is so vast it is amazing, I particularly liked the subdued lighting which almost made you feel like your were in the tank (ocean) with the fish, you also get to see the tank from so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed this unique aquarium - easy trip by subway (red line to Orient, then 10 minute walk) - exhibits wind around a large central tank, very informative, kid-friendly, cafe is decent, aerial tram is nearby

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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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