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On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Oceanarium.

Oceanarium features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Lisbon City Guide5-day Lisbon City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Said to be the most impressive aquarium in the world
  • Great place to learn about sealife
  • Stunning experience both for kids and adults

Time required: 100 minutes

Phone: +351 21 891 7002

Web site:

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Summer: 10am - 8pm
Winter: 10am - 7pm


Ticket type Charge
General: 12 €
4 to 12 years: 6 €
Over 66: 6.5 €
Under 3 : Free

Public transport:

  • Metro Line Red: Oriente station

Address: Esplanada D. Carlos I - Doca dos Olivais, 1990-005 Lisbon

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Photo: coda

Things you need to know:

  • The Lisbon Oceanarium is touted as the most impressive aquarium in the world
  • It displays more than 25.000 fish, seabirds and mammals. Interactive high-tech displays tell the story of the development of life in the oceans
  • A huge central tank represents the global ocean. Four adjacent one in the corners recreate the Antartic, North Atlantic, Temperate Pacific and Tropical Indian ecosystems
  • The aquarium is designed in a way to convey the message that there is only one global ocean and all waters are connected
  • In reality invisible acrylic walls separate the tanks. From outside it looks like as if all creatures are swimming in the same space
  • Each habitat copies the very conditions (temperature, lighting, flora and fauna) of the original it recreates
  • Visitors can view the underwater world on multiple levels: first from above sea level then from below

What to do there:

  • Follow the well-marked route and enjoy the fascinating trip through the three oceans
  • Take a look at or even sit down in front of the huge and amazing central aquarium from every side to see the sealife

Tips & Insights:

  • Discount with Lisboa Card
  • The oceanarium is a must for families with kids
  • Please note that it is prohibited to take photos with flash as it disturbes the animals
  • The exhibition is informative, educational and entertaining both for children and adults

Oceanarium features in these preplanned City Guides: