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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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Hours:
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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Great way to spend a few hours in Lisbon.

We decided to visit the Oceanarium on our way back to the airport as its literally 4 stops away on the Metro. We booked our tickets online as it was slightly cheaper and means you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to visit the Oceanarium on our way back to the airport as its literally 4 stops away on the Metro. We booked our tickets online as it was slightly cheaper and means you can avoid any queues plus we were able to store our suitcases there for free. The quality of this facility is amazing, we spent a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely worth the trip and the money! Check out the ocean sunfish and the many types of rays. We ended up spending quite a lot of time here but the oceanarium is mesmerizing.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a great experience to visit this gem in the city. The moon fish just nice...the representation of the ocean and ecosystem were stuunning. It worths every cent we pay at the entrance. We d recommend anyone who visit lLisbon to book half day to visit this place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even if smaller than Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, this place seems much better to me. Well organized, affordable, plenty of things to admire.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A huge aquarium that was the highlight. Lots of kids so more of a family outing with the kids. Was easy to get to on the Metro and has a nice mall nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit, we were there for 3.5 hours and we thought it was value for money. The main tank in the middle of the Oceanarium is amazing and is the focal point around your tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A really fun experience in an excellent aquarium. The layout is great and the central tank is huge. The kids and adults had a blast

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Oceanarium is very well done - lots to easy and easy to access from public transport. The exhibits are beautifully designed and set up well for easy viewing. Well located along the waterfront, there are green areas around the buildings perfect for pics and a bit of shade on a sunny day. The boardwalk is perfect for a stroll... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can see some of the big fishes of the ocean. I expected to find deeper water fishes, but I didn't, except maybe mola-mola.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Many friends told us to visit it and indeed, it was a great idea. Thanks to its central position, you can enjoy the main "aquarium" from all angles . A "must do" for a family with kids.

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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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