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Aquario Vasco da Gama, Lisbon

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Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • Discover the countries Vasco de Gama certainly loved the sea, on which he sailed to distant India, where, in 1498, he founded a Portuguese trade association with the Indians in the city of Calicut. He...  more »
  • This is must while visiting Lisbon. I was impresses by its unique presentation, the information is very accessible and well structuralized. The aquariam is beautiful!  more »
  • Amazing place to visit with your children! Good areas to relax and you really get to know better how life is like under the sea!  more »
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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!