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Oceanarium
From the coral reefs to the frozen waters of the South Pole, here you will find it all. Lisbon’s Oceanarium is one of the world’s largest aquariums. It brings together more than 25,000 specimens of high seas in 7,000,000 liters of salty water. It is enjoyed by both children and adults.
Oceanarium Building: in Park of Nations
The concept of this space is that there is only one Global Ocean, since they’re all connected. Thousands animals and hundreds of plants make up the tanks of the Lisbon Oceanarium.
Oceanarium Building: in Park of Nations
Ocenarium
Oceanarium: coral reef

The Ocenário de Lisboa connects Lisbon to the ocean in a unique and fascinating way. Eight thousand animals and plants, from 25000 different species and seven million litres of salt water, over the most impressive exhibits you have ever seen.

It is the Oceanário’s mission to promote knowledge of the oceans, educating visitors and the public about the necessity of protecting natural resources, through changing their daily habits.

Its outline was inspired by an ship, designed by renowned architect Peter Chermayeff. The Oceanário de Lisboa includes two buildings, connected by a bridge. The exhibits are housed on the main building, which is surrounded by water, evoking a docked ship ready to cast off. The support building features a striking wall with 55 thousand tiles, depicting jumbo sized marine animals.

Every year, one million visitors walk through the Oceanário’s exhibits, which rank first as the most visited attraction in Portugal.


open hours:
Winter: from 10h00 to 18h00 (whole week); Summer: from 10h00 to 19h00 (whole week)
price:
up to 3: 0€; from 4 up to 12: 9€; from 13 up to 64: 13€; from 65: 9€
address: Esplanda D.Carlos I (Parque das Nações)
phone: +351 218 917 002
www: www.oceanario.pt
Metro: Oriente
Bus: 725,728,44,708,750,759,782,794
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Nearby locations
Vasco de Gama Shopping Mall is located in the entrance of the Nations Park, between two striking twin towers designed to look like giant sailboats.
This region os Lisbon, which hosted the world exhibition of 1998 (Expo 98), offers much to suit varied interests. Contrary to historical center, Parque das Nações attracts its visitors with its 21st century modern architecture.
One of the most stunning modern sights in Lisbon is Oriente Station. It houses a railway station, a metro, and a bus terminal.
The Cable Car provides an air trip over the whole of the Park of Nations, along the river Tagus.
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