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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 »
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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.

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