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Lisbon Oceanarium

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Esplanada D. Carlos I | Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
+351 21 891 7000
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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 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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  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“sea otters” (460 reviews)
“marine life” (182 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Esplanada D. Carlos I | Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
Parque das Nacoes
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+351 21 891 7000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This aquarium is the largest in Europe. It is little off the town but it is totally worth the visit. Amazing concept, and it is very well maintained. It is huge and can take up around 1 to 1.5 hours. The temporary area was based...More

Thank hsinghi
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful, inspiring aquarium with a huge range of sea life and inspiring, thought-provoking displays. The central tank is vast and you can watch it from various heights and angles, seeing something new every moment. The corner sections with the sea otters (absolutely gorgeous) and the...More

Thank Catananche
Reviewed 2 days ago

No trip to Lisbon would be complete without a visit to the Oceanarium. The main attraction is the central huge tank which you can see on 2 different levels, with a great variety of marine species. The visit to the Oceanarium is not only fun,...More

Thank Aura V
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have seen many aquariums. What makes this different are the views. As you descend, suddenly you are below the swimming penguin and you can watch the otters dive.

Thank jrzygrl1954
Reviewed 5 days ago

Do no miss thiw jewel. The best ever. Besides, it is located in a wonderfull area plenty of things to see and to do. Do not forget bringing the kids, They are going to love this experience.

Thank Albert G
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is so special! My kids have the most wunderfull time ever! All species and ambiences, what an amazing place! Please visit. Its unique!

Thank ericadirk354
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best oceanarium you'll have the chance to visit! Perfectly preserved and with great animal life. Good displays of information and some activities to keep children interested in the visit. Definitely worth the money and the time

Thank grob12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to a number of these over the years I was sceptical. How I was wrong. They have developed a fantastic environment to showcase some of the wonders of the sea. It felt so much more realistic and natural than any other aquarium I...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Central aquarium is the main eye attraction. Eyecatchers which you don’t see that often were the playful sea otters and the giant sunfish.

Thank Ton K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today and was blown away. Never expected penguins and otters in an aquarium. The facts on the way round were really interesting as well found out loads I didn’t know.

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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
...More
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Marktayl6
11 December 2017|
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Response from Pit900 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry my friend but you need 45 minutes to go there from the airport and another 45 minutes to return so you don't have time for that.
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8 December 2017|
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Yes, 13-18 pm
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Andrea D
25 November 2017|
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Response from chrissF6112XA | Reviewed this property |
There is a small one inside (1st floor) and in the general area (5-10 mins walk) there are lots and lots of restaurants, offering various kinds of food (Portugese, Chinese, Steakhouses, Diners etc.)
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