Lisbon Oceanarium, Lisbon

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#1 of 7,056 in Things to do in Portugal
Must see · Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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. Lisbon Oceanarium is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • I can just say woooow😁 This was the best place in the city, we paid 20 euro entrance,very good value for money becouse we sow so manny things inside... You can stay all day long and enjoy in the...  more »
  • Adults and children will enjoy this place. Beautiful architecture, beautiful displays. My favorite one is the penguins but the giant fish aquariums are just amazing! Not to be missed in Lisbon!  more »
  • On a rainy day we came to spend the day, we liked it, good organization, many varieties, very respected barrier gestures  more »
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  • In my last full day in Lisbon, I wanted to hit a couple of key spits before heading back home and the Lisbon aquarium was near the top of my list. As someone who loves aquariums, the Lisbon aquarium is an upper echelon one maybe not on the level of the aquarium in Chicago or Vancouver but just below that. It's nicely sized neither being too big or too small so that you can spend a couple of hours there easy and all of their exhibits are expertly created and tended to. The only complaint is when it is full it does get cramped. Highly recommend.
  • This was such a cool aquarium. It wasn't too small or too big, and there was a great variety of aquatic life to see. The temporary exhibit right now (December 2019) was about an underground forest constructed by a very talented Japanese gentleman; definitely worth the visit and extra few euros. The permanent exhibits were really good, too - cute penguins and otters to a large variety of amphibians and fish. Beyond that, I really appreciated the conservation reminders and realities that they cleverly placed around the exhibits. We expected to spend under an hour there, but ended up spending closer to 2 hours.
  • Unforgettable experience. Must go in Lisbon. Especially if you love animals or would like to know more about them (ocean ones of course). There are some activities sometimes. Also kinda of a cinema inside talking about the projects that occurred inside. Very informative.
  • Amazing place to go with children. The infrastructure is well built. There are lots of species to see, from penguins to seadragons; sharks; jellyfishes; otters... Definitely recommend going there if you have children. Even if you don't! Always worth going.
  • If you are wondering what to do in Lisbon and have free 2-3h check this out! You can sit there and watch this huge aquarium like old good National Geographic TV channel. It is wonderful! Between 15-15.30 there is feeding time for Penguins - worth checking out.

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