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Lisbon Oceanarium, Lisbon

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 20,000+ reviews on the web
See more than 450 species of marine life at the biggest indoor aquarium in Europe, Lisbon Oceanarium. Peter Chermayeff designed this massive oceanarium, which opened to the public in 1998, so visitors could learn about native and foreign flora, fauna, and wildlife. View more than 16,000 creatures, including sunfish, penguins, birds, sea otters, sharks, jellyfish, and rays. You'll also find activities for children of all ages. Take a guided tour, participate in a workshop, or sleep overnight with the sharks. For Lisbon Oceanarium and beyond, use our Lisbon vacation builder to get the most from your Lisbon vacation.
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  • Ride of a lifetime, for all ages. The most beautiful I've ever visited, especially the central tank. I was lucky because the day I visited had no lines, and I was able to enjoy this delicious treat. Rare species, site wide, well organized, clean, bathrooms, easy access, shop with prices little explored.
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  • Beautiful, without words, ideal for families, children, very well explained Todd, what if would put more Spanish
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  • Not sure why this place is ranked number 1 on Tripadvisor for things to do in Lisbon. Even on a weekday in October there was still a long queue to buy tickets and then had to shuffle round all the tan...  read more »
  • My second day in Lisbon I spent the vast majority at the Lisbon Oceanarium and despite it being over a week ago I visited I am still thinking about my experience there. This is the largest Oceanarium in all of Europe and as soon as you step inside and see the main tank you will instantly realise why. The main tank engulfs the entire centre of the Oceanarium with all other exhibits around the outside of it. It is full of so many kinds of fish, sharks, eels, molluscs, octopi and some creatures I don't even know what they are. My entire time spent I was in awe at what I was seeing. It truly was an absolutely fascinating experience. There are also sections that have otters, penguins, frogs, jellyfish, crabs and many more creatures. Around the oceanarium are information panels that explain details regarding the relevant creatures. These panels are in Portuguese and English. They really do give you a great insight into some of the creatures and, interestingly, display the ares of the world they can be found in. You may be shocked to find out some of the creatures that are lurking in the seas near you! When I visited there was a temporary exhibition called Forests Underwater, by Takashi Amano. I felt like this was more of an art exhibition than anything else but was still fairly interesting to see. The entire place was very clean and the animals looked well looked after. Water was clean and the tanks were also clean. I did not see any poor conditions for the animals. I highly recommend a day visit to the Lisbon Ocenarium; regardless of age I believe it to be a wonderful experience. 5 out of 5 stars!
  • We have been to many aquariums, this one is very impressive. When we went there, took elevator to the top and walk down to save energy. One floor with huge fresh water tank sounding the whole room, designed by the Japanese nature photographer, bring the nature with Japanese garden philosophy into the tank, it is a shucking scale and beauty. The vast central tank with variety of fish co-exist peacefully. We took subway from Bairro Alto and Estrela toward airport direction, get off at beautiful Oriente Station, walk through the shopping center located across the station, toward 1998 Expo. site behind the center, present walking distance to get to the aquarium. After visit the place, you may want to go back to the shopping center to have a meal and rest, there are all different kinds of food there.
  • Not the best oceanarium I've visited but it still got lots and lots to offer. Very good information and education on what we little things can do to help preserve the ocean lifes. It's impressive how much they have considering how small tge building looks from the outside.
  • Very nice aquarium. It is amazing how much is in the building that does not look that big. Seeing the giant Moonfish is more than worth the cost of admission.
  • One of the best oceanarium i have ever visited. Once you're in it you will feel the experience of the oceans creatures. Also it has a lot of unique and different species. Worth visiting it. Will definitely visit this place again.
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