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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. Lisbon Oceanarium is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • Excellent experience at the Oceanario. Absolutely recommended. A lot of different species of fishes. 
    Excellent experience at the Oceanario. Absolutely recommended. A lot of different species of fishes.  more »
  • Great visit for a rainy day. The cafeteria food was excellent and well priced. You can spend several hours here. Very accessible by public transit. Lots of security staff to make sure you don't... 
    Great visit for a rainy day. The cafeteria food was excellent and well priced. You can spend several hours here. Very accessible by public transit. Lots of security staff to make sure you don't...  more »
  • If you like to watch sea-life, this is the place for you. Everything from sea anemones to 3 metre-long sharks, lots of tropical species and interesting information/interactive areas and there is a... 
    If you like to watch sea-life, this is the place for you. Everything from sea anemones to 3 metre-long sharks, lots of tropical species and interesting information/interactive areas and there is a...  more »
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  • It was really great fun! I haven't been to one since I was a kid. It's hard not to lose focus when you get to the end, which has a little more variety and it's slightly experienced. The food at the café was excellent!
  • A very large Oceanarium with a huge central ocean basin that is the main attraction. This can be viewed from different locations and from different levels. You practically walk all around it. There are also numerous other aquariums and areas to explore. Penguins, reef fish, a giant octopus and more. There is also a tropical forest. Children can have fun with a little diver. This is available as a figure or in digital form and playfully teaches waste prevention and explains how life in the ocean works. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend the restaurant on the second floor. The ambience did not seem very inviting. However, there was a nicely designed bistro on the first floor after the store with delicious food and very friendly staff. We also enjoyed the additional exhibition "Forests under Water" on the upper floor near the entrance. The entrance fee for 2 adults and one child was just under 60€. Unfortunately, we could not buy the online ticket because the website did not allow correct information when entering the mobile phone number (too few characters possible in the input field, country code can not be entered). So we stood in line for about 15 minutes, so it went quite quickly at the ticket line. In total we were there almost 5h, a great day in a fascinating place, especially in bad weather.
  • Certainly the best aquarium I've ever been to. So peaceful and relaxing. The animals look well cared for with lots of space. There is plenty of space to sit and observe the large tank with the sharks, rays and more. More expensive than most tourist attractions in Lisbon - but well worth the cost.
  • A very special aquarium, with a critical message for everyone! A MUST SEE. The best aquarium I have ever been too. In my opinion this place is a real modern marvel. I absolutely loved this experience and the surrounding area. Highly recommend! Make sure you visit the first level to the right, as you walk up towards the main aquarium, it is half way up the walk way. You miss the message but if done right, you have to go back up to the walk way again. After, Look to your right as you walk up and you see the wave beneath and everyone underneath and the reflection of you. After you go back up the ramp after you have done the video, you will start to see answers to the problems as you reach the main aquarium. What an absolute masterpiece of an exhibition. Make sure you take time to reflect and see the wonders of life that we all take for GRANTED. It is supposed to inspire and educate you and it will leave you in AWE! Enjoy
  • This place is great to view the under water creatures. The heavenly nature under ocean is so beautiful. You can experience variety of underwater species. Beside that they have big aquarium that you can have 360 angle view which also contains different fishes. In the other side they have small small aquarium with other species which live under water. this place is a great fun altogether..

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