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Lisbon Oceanarium

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Esplanada D. Carlos I | Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
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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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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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Reviewed 30 April 2012

Don't be put off by what acquariums used to be like. This one is fantastic, The main tank is huge and can be viewed from two levels and multiple angles around the building. The side exibits are well thought out and well presented. I particularly...More

Thank LuckyeddieBristol
Reviewed 29 April 2012

This is a fantastic place to spend an hour or two. I have been before but was happy to revisit. Amazing to see the fish so close, a great assortment to see. Lots of interest here, such a diverse collection of animals. From sharks to...More

Thank Doseymosey3
Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

A must see attraction if travelers are from Australasia. Features many land, sea and air animals that don't inhabit our land like sea otters... Very well set out. Something interesting at every corner or corridoor.

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Reviewed 28 April 2012

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Oceanarium - I believe that it is the second largest in Europe. It can get quite busy, so a visit early in the day is a good idea. The signposting from the nearest Metro station...More

Thank Matthew303
Reviewed 28 April 2012

It compares favorably with the best in the USA and we have been to Baltimore, Chicago, Monterey, And Charleston to name a few.

Thank Cornell59
Reviewed 28 April 2012

We spent an amazing afternoon here over Easter. Went to Belem in the morning and got the number 28 bus from there directly to the Oceanario. It's brill, especially the very large central area. Fantastic selection of aquatic life. Well worth the Euro 16.00 admission...More

Thank KiKi731
Reviewed 28 April 2012

This was the first thing we did when visiting Lisbon, being the #1 attraction and it being a rainy day... A brilliant start to the holiday, even though a true tourist attraction. The aquarium has a central tank, and then quadrants coming off of it....More

Thank peabug82
Reviewed 28 April 2012

Just excellent. Don't think 'I don't like aquariums, it's not for me' - you'll be awe-struck in the majesty of this place. Just ride the red metro line to the Parque de Nacoes and walk over through the mall to get there. Tips - get...More

2  Thank clockworkcat
Reviewed 27 April 2012

This is a must see if you are visiting Lisbon. This is the location Portugal held its World's Fair 1998, entitled Expo at that time. It is marvelous to see the ocean life while you are walking surrounded by the water tanks, fish and other...More

1  Thank JohninMineola
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Blown away by the fish, really, it was gorgeous. had to side step lots of small noisy kids on school tours though! The sea turtle exhibition was well worth visiting, he swam right under my feet, it was awesome

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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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Response from vitorcunha | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 13-18 pm
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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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