Oceanarium

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Parque das Nações, Lisbon, Portugal
Oceanarium - Lisbon - Oceanario
Oceanarium - Lisbon - Oceanario
Oceanarium - Lisbon - Oceanario
Oceanarium - Lisbon - Oceanario
Oceanarium - Lisbon - Oceanario

Oceanarium Lisbon Reviews

Devika1985 Devika19…
49 reviews
Oceanario Lisbon Aug 08, 2011
I visited the Oceanario in Lisbon in July, 2011.

The Oceanario is situated at the Parque de Nacoes, (Parc of the Nations) and whenever you get to visit this area you should not miss the Oceanario. The exterior of the building alone is very pretty. The Oceanario is all about the different oceans we have on this planet and the connection between all those oceans. In the middle there is a huge tank with a lit of beautiful fishes and other sea-animals. Take a seat on one of the sides of the huge tank and watch all the fish go by. It's really beautiful! What I like best about this place are the areas around the central tank. If you follow the path trough the building, it will lead you past representations of all the different oceans we have and past 'information-galleries' where you can learn all about the water on our planet. Very beautiful and informative. The different area's that represent the other oceans are really well made! For example; you will enter a very cold and icy area that holds penguins and other arctic wateranimals. There is also an area about the Indian ocean wich is warm and has beautiful corals and waterplants in amazing colors and cute colorful fish. The whole construction of the place is impressive and there's a combination of entertainment and education. I really recommend a visit to this place I loved it there.
Lisbon - Oceanario
Lisbon - Oceanario
Lisbon - Oceanario
Lisbon - Oceanario
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davidx davidx
564 reviews
Watery delight Mar 13, 1999
When I visited the Oceanarium, I was sure that if I ever wrote about it, it would be as the most wonderful aquarium I had seen. Time passes and I think it has to cede that honour (lol) to Valencia's Oceanografic(o). Even so it's a superb place and well worth a visit.

I am not great on verbal description of things watery and I think you might be better off going straight to the website and taking the virtual tour. However, for what it's worth:

1.) There is a vast central tank that accommodates creatures up to sharks and is seen as the Global ocean.

2.) Surrounding this and reached by a sort of high footbridge, there are two levels, one terrestrial and one submarine.

3.) On the other side from the global ocean on the terrestrial level there are areas representing North Atlantic, Antarctic, temerate Pacific and Tropical Indian.

4.) on the submarine level there are tanks for the same four areas but there is also water overhead and it, cleverly but falsely, made to apear as though it joins to the global ocean. There are also many smaller tanks for each area.
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Africancrab says:
Interesting.
Posted on: Sep 20, 2010

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