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Lisbon Oceanarium

#1 of 429 things to do in Lisbon Features Animals
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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Esplanada D. Carlos I | Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
Parque das Nacoes
+351 21 891 7000
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Reviewed yesterday

Easy to get to by metro but we had to wonder through a modern shopping mall to find it. Part of a regenerated area with wide open spaces, modern art (including Anthony Gormley) and a nice view of the Ponte Vasco de Gama. I love...More

Thank robellcal
Reviewed yesterday

Nice aquarium, nice displays - huge tank in the middle with sharks, rays and big fish. The otters are adorable, as are the penguins.

Thank E_Donald_Stein
Reviewed yesterday

very nice aquarium very pleasant and a welcomed break in our tour and one end of the internation exhibition parque de nacoes. It is worth to walk on the sea side for the view et relaxing atmosphere and a great shopping mall next to the...More

Thank floro887
Reviewed 2 days ago

Actually to oceanarium itself is well-organised, well-maintained, the animals are health. lace was quite crowded and noisy because of tourists but it was weekend. I'd recommend visit here.

Thank Pedro C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We paid €18 each to get in as adults, the oceanarium itself is nice, a decent range of animals but possibly slightly small for the price you pay. That may just be my opinion as I've been to many aquariums/zoo's etc and may be comparing...More

Thank qasim t
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Maybe because it's currently the summer holidays and it was extremely busy when we visited (lots of families with kids) but we didn't have the best time here. We really don't understand why this aquarium is so highly rated. The main tank is huge and...More

Thank rhearn91
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loads of species for you to see, one of the biggest aquariums I have visited in Europe. Highly recommended

Thank DaveBartWrexham
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You could spend hours just watching numerous different fish species by the big fish tank. You can see otters and birds there too. Place was quite crowded and noisy because of tourists but it was weekend. I'd recommend visit here.

Thank Minna N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A bit out of Lisbon you find this very nice aquarium but also very crowded. You can spend 2 hours easily here.

Thank fam_vandezande
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Oceanarium is undoubtedly an impressive sight. But if you've been to similar in London or outside Sydney it's not that different. There are no tunnels under the tank, for example, which is pretty much standard in most huge public aquariums (aquaria?) A massive internal...More

Thank LondonBeagle
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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Gemma D
11 August 2017|
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Response from Mihir_tx | Reviewed this property |
No extra ticket needed, but as 'Mbvanwees' just said, it all depends on feeding times. You may be able to catch the penguins being fed, but I suspect they feed the fish in the main tank when the aquarium is closed.
Addie P
10 May 2017|
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Response from OceanarioLisboa | Property representative |
Oceanário de Lisboa is open every day of the year, including public holidays.
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Ana Gabriela S
28 April 2017|
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Response from martinsnos | Reviewed this property |
There are luggage lockers and I think by the toilets -2 level (easy to find) there is a manned cloakroom check-in. The staff at the Oceanarium are 'very' helpful, so 1 way or another I am sure you will be able to put your... More