L'Oceanário di Lisbona è un acquario dedicato agli oceani. Si trova nel Parque das Nações, la zona della capitale lusitana che ha ospitato l'Expo '98.
Very nice place and definitely worth visit. There's a restaurant at the beginning, if you're hungry or thirsty just make use of it. Temporary exposition with sweet water aquarium at the entrance building was awesome, worth the extra Euros, and if you have enough time don't hesitate to learn more about it via the videos on screens around. It's beautiful. Salt water aquarium is astonishing, you begin in first floor making a circle tour around it with a separate outer expositions and then you continue the same way downstairs with additional small aquariums on sides. From first floor you can watch fish living in higher sea levels and downstairs you're at the bottom. Beautiful place, very nice atmosphere, seating places are just an invitation to stop, calm down and enjoy peaceful life in front of you. Be prepared for half day visit if you really want to enjoy it fully without rush... Otherwise 2 hours are a normal time you'll spend there.
Excellent, don't miss it. Take the subway to this modern and nice area of town and after enjoying this world class aquarium. Stop by at some of their interesting parks located at a walking distance, do the round trip on the cable car, visit the water plaza and eat at one of the many modern and beautiful restaurants nearby. You can take a city bus to the historic area of Lisbon from there. You will see a new face of Lisbon in this area.
It was amazing walk around one of the biggest aquarium in Europe!! A bit crowded as all the cool attractions in any city, but the ticket office was swift, polite, and efficient!! Reasonable cost of entrance, temporary exhibit was cool but only if you like to sit there and relax. For us was a 1 minute look around. All kind of sea life is here, plus otters, and penguins, and other birds! Two stories tall aquarium allowed you to enjoy it from all angles, walking around the exhibition. Probably having a walking tunnel would have been cooler!
We visited from Germany and I must admit that this was the nicest oceanarium that I ever went to. You can tell that the animals are treated very well, especially on the penguins and the otters. All the areas were very clean and nice. They put a lot of very interesting information to every animal and all the habitats. Perfect for kids, but also for adults. I also liked that they focus on pointing on the importance of ecology and how to help the planet. The only downside are the prices from the gift shop. I wanted to get a nice souvenir and support the place, but everything there was just rediculously expensive.
Pretty impressive facility. Good use of the main tank with top and bottom views plus various side views. Otters and penguins always entertaining. Don't miss the tile murals on the way in. Use your camera to capture the real picture. To the naked eye it's not that clear.
Brilliant afternoon spent here being amazed at all on show. It's was busy being a rainy Friday afternoon but we got great value from our €15 tickets for a 3 hour visit. The sea otters were a favourite as was the tropical exhibit but the star of the show is the massive main Atlantic exhibit. So much to see from so many angles. Definitely worth a visit.
Not a good aquarium at all. One big tank with multiple window panes. It would have been reasonable, if not for the horrible way they manage the place. It was incredibly crowded and claustrophobic. Completely impossible to actually get a view of the tanks, due to the large crowds in front of every possible tank. We were lead to a cinema when we forst entered, due to the other exhibitions being too crowded. I'd rather have been turned away at the entrance, and been told that there was not room for any more people. It would have been an okay place, if they had kept the visitors at a reasonable number.
Really nice place but be aware of going on a weekend or a holiday. There was way to many people inside. It wasn’t easy to see with so many people there and you don’t feel safe. The line to buy tickets was massive, but we got ours on the phone online. Otherwise the exhibition was great, lots of things to see, they just need to not let everyone in at the same time.
Centered around one giant tank this very large aquarium was a nice escape on a rainy day. I do struggle to understand, however, why the queue was so long to buy tickets. Surely everyone could understand how easy it was too buy a ticket on your phone as we had? Some of the displays seemed a bit pedestrian and hardly worth the admission fee. Nice alternative for inconvenient weather, probably won't go again.
Place has a big attraction for every age visters. Specially if you are with kids. Someone can easily spend half a day on salt water huge aquarium. Time will safe If buy online tickets and easily avoid line for ticket. They provide lockers. Food is very tasty at food court and prices are reasonable. After seen question raised in my mind how they manage all kind of fish , penguin and other species in one huge aquarium. Sharks always eat small fishes but in that aquarium.
Best aquarium I've ever visited. I expected to be bored, but it is so well done that it was a lot of fun. The huge tank has a lot of viewing areas that give you different perspectives. The smaller tanks are also nice. Only thing I didn't like was the penguin area, it seemed a little bland and small.
Cool building. Lots of sea life to observe. Wish the puffins were more visible. Lots of kids running around and people taking selfies blocking the views. Suggest paying online for tickets beforehand. If you're in the area it is worth seeing, but wouldn't go out of my way to the aquarium.
Easy to reach on the Lisbon trams. Ques move fast. The sea otters were the cutest thing I have seen. Many viewing points for the main tank and an easy seamless flow around the attraction. Good interpretation boards. Would of loved to have seen a few more Octopuses and details of feeding times at the entrance. Excellent day out.
Very nice Oceanário, lots of crazy fish and creatures. The glass to look through is large and you can really chill out while gazing. Maybe some beanbags would improve the chill-factor. Also the glass allows for good pictures to be taken, not much reflection.
Don't expect many bassins. Once you wrap your head around the goal of the venue, just admit yourself to be immersed (pun intended) in the experience. The temporary exhibition, Japanese gardening combined with underwater life is beautiful. The main tank is very impressive. Try to visit at quieter hours for a better experience.
The most beautiful aquarium I have ever been to. I loved the freshwater temporary exhibit that they had, it was by far the most well kept display of freshwater aquascaping that I have ever seen. It was very well organized, very well maintained, and it really created a sense of peace and tranquility. The large saltwater tank was also very well stocked, with some great species and everything was happy and healthy. This is definitely worth the visit, the prices was very reasonable as well.
Really nice experience! Well organized with clear signs, good flow of people and information in English throughout the exhibition. Arrived at 11.15 and basically no line to the ticket booth. Entrance including the temporary display was €18 per person which I think was well worth the money. Signs to parking could've been more clear, otherwise no problem finding space. Highly recommend!
The pricing is a bit too much. The inside tour is very well organized. The dimmed lighting making it seem like the visitor is underwater with the animals, the spaces to sit and just enjoy the sight is very nice. Very good for the children to enjoy and learn new things. Best time to go is mornings. Don't be fooled by the two prices. One is for the main part of the aquarium and the other is for both the aquarium and the temporary exhibit.
I loved the exhibition. Very nice with sea animals and plants. The sea otters are adorable. I would come back just to see them. Environmental awareness is also very important. However, it seems like hypocrisy when you prone green efforts, but on the other hand you serve single buns covered in plastic and small metal boxes with sardines. Shouldn't we avoid using plastic in order to stop the increasing plastic island in the sea?
You should definitely add this place to your to-see list in Lisbon. Here you will get to see all sort of sea creatures. Very family friendly but with so much to learn for adults as well. It's really easy to reach with a bus that goes directly there.