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Lisbon Oceanarium, Lisbon

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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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  • Depends on where you stay (I was in the Baixa district) I enjoyed the Parque ads Nacoes area, my favourite of Lisbon, as wasn't trying to be sold sun glasses, selfie sticks or drugs! The visit in Ocea...  more »
  • I'm not a fan of aquariums, protected areas and oceanariums, zoos or any other form of exhibition of animals as mere human entertainment. But the Lisbon Oceanarium is different because it has a lovely design of recovery and rehabilitation of animals that lived long in captivity. For me, as a biologist, was amazing. I spent two wonderful hours inside, learning more about the animals and with a typically Portuguese mix with poetry on the sea. It was beautiful
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  • Excellent aquarium and the surrounding Parque das Nacoes (World Trade Expo site now a spectacular modern development) is worth a visit for a break from Old Lisbon.  more »
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  • Great place! Great experience! Highly recommend to visit, even if you so them all, this one would be a great enjoyment. As a popular tourist attraction it is crowded, so go early if possible. Price for tickets is €15,30 for adults, and €9,90 for kids and seniors (65+). After all, there are the number of cafes around to cache the berth.
  • Its so big and many types of fish! Its no so expensive and it creates awareness about the damage we do to the ocean. Second largest acuarium in europe :)
  • The first room has the longest tropical tank in I have ever seen and the Japanese inspired gardening in the tank is stunning. The rest is a huge salt water tank covering 2 floors with many windows and view points. Loads of species. Just keep moving around the rooms and eventually you'll find less crowded sections.
  • What an amazing place! If you have time, don't hesitate to go. It takes about 1-2 hours to go through. Don't forget to check out the changing exhibit on the upper floor.
  • Beautiful oceanarium with the biggest single tank I'll ever see. Such an incredible mix of sea life in the center tank, and other fascinating sea life in the surrounding smaller tanks. I could have spent hours and hours here. This is a must-sea in Lisbon!