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Aquario Vasco da Gama, Lisbon

(4.2/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
Built to commemorate the discovery of the sea route to India by Vasco de Gama, Aquario Vasco da Gama presents tanks with 4,000 animals from over 200 species and an oceanographic museum. See different marine and freshwater ecosystems of the world in tanks ranging from 100 l (26 gal) vessels with tiny fish to 25,000 l (6,600 gal) pools filled with sharks, rays, and huge, oddly shaped creatures. There's even a 45,000 l (12,000 gal) tank that hosts African seals. Observe preserved specimens of tropical life and invertebrate species arranged in order of complexity. Among the 90 tanks, you'll also see Loggerhead sea turtles and a range of different amphibians. Put Aquario Vasco da Gama at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lisbon itinerary maker.
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  • Our adult daughters loved the ride, good for rainy days, clean and well maintained. A little hard to reach, taxi to remote.
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  • Museum with good collection and old aquarium with some interesting species. The habitats seem to have few policies and Olivia's death there are no losers in the Aquarium which is a shame.
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  • A great variety of fish and water creatures. Very relaxing and interesting to watch. The only thing that kept me from rating 5 stars is the fact that there is very little to no description in english. 
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  • Very pretty and well preserved old aquarium. It's like a time travel: outside you have the last bit of neo classical/ecletic style from the 19th century. Inside, you feel like going back to some futurist 1950s. Plus, you can visit a very calm and nice neighborhood, with lovely cafes and a grate cycle lane.
  • It's a classic place. Well kept. And very cheap tikets. And Your visit helps the animals
  • Miniature version of the Oceanarium but more oriented to biology and even a bit of nautical science.
  • Time well spent with science, fish and a giant squid.
  • Good for the kids!