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Aquario Vasco da Gama

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Address: Rua Direita do Dafundo | Algés, 1495, Lisbon 1495, Portugal
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+351 21 419 6337
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Amazing place to visit with your children! Good areas to relax and you really get to know better how life is like under the sea!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
England, United Kingdom
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England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place to visit with your children! Good areas to relax and you really get to know better how life is like under the sea!

Thank DavidWill65
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

A great variety of fish and water creatures. Very relaxing and interesting to watch. The only thing that kept me from rating 5 stars is the fact that there is very little to no description in english.

Thank alexadut
Alges, Portugal
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128 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you are looking for a old museum the Aquario vasco da gama is the right place. Here you can confirm/discover the way that museums were organized in the past.

Thank Mariana G
Lisbon, Portugal
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Small aquarium and sea related museum but still nice specially to go with young kids or just by yourself. Teenagers might feel it as obsolete. Depending on your and kids relation with fish you will love, or not, the huge Koy carps in the pond at the entrance garden. You're supposed not to feed it but take a biscuit with... More 

Thank fmmjrpm
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Enormous collection of sea life, in an ultra modern building. Very intelligent choice of species. Must go.

Thank manuelamarodem
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is the best aquarium I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of them in USA, Europe and Asia - and a few in Africa. Must visit if You like aquariums

Thank janboegh
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The only thing I didn't like was lack of information in English.the visit was good. My son had a gr8 time. Feeding fish is must do.

Thank Krzyniek
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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291 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

It's very good for everyone in your family, from kids to grown ups. There is a lot to see and learn about the oceans and the sea life. I know some aquariums around the world and I'm yet to see a better one.

Thank Nuno P
Mykonos, Greece
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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My son went crazy because of the fish and other animals. It is in a more modern area of Lisbon and there is also a cable car near there. I don't know whether I would go there if I wasn't with my son, but it is very beautiful. You will need at least 2 hours to visit it.

Thank Camila P
Linda-a-Velha, Lisboa, Portugal
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Vasco da Gama's Aquarium is a good place to go with your children. They see lots of different fish species and enjoy themselves exploring. Some drawbacks: some fish tanks are too high, small children can't see on their own; the only "big" animals that you see is a turtle and a seal. Nevertheless, it is not very expensive so your... More 

Thank Ana M

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