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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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Nice place

I really liked the big aquarium. Our 3 and 6 year old children loved the place. Only problem was other adults taking selfies.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Helsinki
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really liked the big aquarium. Our 3 and 6 year old children loved the place. Only problem was other adults taking selfies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the best aquariums I have ever visited. It may not super huge but they know how to give to great experiences (images and sounds, melodies) about sea life and help you understand about different species. Our groups are above 25 years old but we still enjoyed it. We also recommend for families who have children who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's worthwhile going all the way to Parque das Nações to visit the Oceanário as well as to observe the rehabilitation of this whole area. Not only for kids. Adults will love it, too. The temporary exhibit on underwater gardens was amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the very first thing I did in Lisbon. I walked to it from the Orient Station and used a student discount to get in. Endless array of incredible marine life.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Oceanarium is a little bit out of the way in Lisbon with not much else there to visit. My girlfriend and I caught the metro to get there which required a few hundred metres of walking. The Oceanarium contains a very large array of fish all based around one large tank. It's an interesting place to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must to see when one visits Lisbon the first time. Especially when the weather is not nice ... Very interesting place with very much different themes to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Better than we expected...easy to get to and some amazing puffin and seacotter exhibits. Very easy to get to via subway...highly recommend spending a lazy afternoon there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So many species in one place with plenty of viewing spots throughout the venue so making this great value for money, I wanted to spend all day in there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Oceanarium if totally worth the visit in spite of being very expensive! Amazing and we can spend there 4 hours looking at everything. Try to avoid crowded hours

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located in a rebuilt area of Lisbon, allows a very nice walk in the area along the river. Oceanario is an amazing venue to see sea life in a very interactive way but namely real very good conditions!

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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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