Oceanario de Lisboa
Type: Aquariums, Attractions, Family Friendly, Local Picks, Sightseeing, Unusual, Water
Listen to the mock screams of terror as the sharks glide by and you'll understand why this world-class visitor attraction appeals so much to kids. Youngsters are absolutely mesmerised with the... Read More
Listen to the mock screams of terror as the sharks glide by and you'll understand why this world-class visitor attraction appeals so much to kids. Youngsters are absolutely mesmerised with the astonishing collection of sea life on display at Europe's second largest aquarium. Incredibly, there are over 8000 different aquatic species housed in the oceanarium and besides shark, there are several species of ray and one or two surprises, like the wonderfully docile sunfish to elicit awe and affection. Away from the central tank, marine life extends to a rich and extraordinary diverse selection of sealife; look out for the dainty sea dragons, and the colourful angelfish! But the loudest collective oohs arrhs are reserved for the pair of irresistible sea otters that charm the crowds with their lovable antic and playfulness. Entertaining and educative in equal measure, this attraction makes for a memorable family day out.
- Things to Do with Kids: "There are different weekend programmes for children to spend a morning of fun at the Oceanário. Email in advance for details."
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Did you know that you can join a backstage group tour (minimum 8 persons) that takes you behind the scenes? Check the website."
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Portugal's most popular tourist attraction is also one of Europe's largest aquariums, and the educative value for kids is matched only by the resulting fun.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: An undersea adventure, the Oceanário is the all-round visitor attraction where everybody has an unforgettable experience and takes home the sustainable environment message.