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Lisbon Oceanarium

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Esplanada D. Carlos I | Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
Parque das Nações
+351 21 891 7000
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Reviewed today

We decided to do something different and went to the part of Lisbon where the Oceanarium is, it´s also the part of town where the Expo was held in 98, there are cable cars and you can see the 17km long bridge Ponte Vasco da...More

Thank anit D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This second biggest aquarium in the world hardly leaves anyone unimpressed. The main tank is simply mind staggering and it would be easy to spend hours by watching it alone. However the tank is surrounded by other habitats full of exciting details so there will...More

Thank Finnwhale
Reviewed yesterday

We were staying at a nearby hotel on our last night in Portugal. We were motivated by the accolades to visit, and were not disappointed. Granted the majority of visitors mostly included youngsters of all ages, who were thoroughly enjoying the experience. We watched the...More

Thank THFinPR
Reviewed yesterday

The animals seem well kept and it looks very clean. When we visited the oceanarium there was the "Forests Underwater" exhibition by a Japanese artist. It was very unique and worth the extra euros. The penguins and the otters were my favorite! Now the Vancouver...More

Thank TinaZ230
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the Oceanarium when staying in Lisbon, and we loved the diverse displays and creatures we had not encountered before. The main tank is the centrepiece with lots of unexpected inhabitants to meet on the way round including sea otters and tree frogs. The...More

Thank Sarah and Mike B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Oceanarium is a bit far from restaurants and small streets of city centre but it's a must in Lisboa. No matter how old you are. You'll just open your mouth and stare at all you see there.

Thank Roman N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the best aquariums in Europe. At least 3h needed for full visit. I could spend the day there to be honest. Save some time for the small aquariums at the end with anemones, jelly fish and a beautiful octopus and spider crabs.

Thank Albra2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

The aquarium is not inexpensive, but I would return if I came back to Lisbon with children. It has some excellent areas for kids. The concept, large middle tank, and fun creatures make this aquarium something very special. Personally, I loved the otters. They were...More

Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been to the oceanario a couple of times and simply love it there. As a science communicator and nature passionate, I visit a lot of aquariums, zoos and museums to enjoy myself and also to better understand how this organisations communicate science to the...More

Thank marcelamol
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I read quite a few of the negative reviews and was tempted to skip this attraction.. So glad I didn't.. and the experience was enhanced as there were relatively few people at the attraction so there was enough space to view all the activities around...More

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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
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June F
7 October 2018|
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Response from AnaJGX | Reviewed this property |
There’s Arigao for sushi In the nearby, but the great Lisbon’s fish restaurants are far away from Parque das Nações.
Katie G
6 October 2018|
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Response from Aussie135 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't say but didn't see any
Susan T
12 September 2018|
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Response from annarN4956XP | Reviewed this property |
It’s Oriente. It’s very near.