Today we look at a Oceanarium / sea life centre that was one of the nominations for the Best Aquarium in the World by Trip Advisor last year and is considered to be one of Lisbon’s best attractions. I visited there in 2011 and really enjoyed it then so i can only imagine it’s expanded and only got better.
The Oceanário de Lisboa is situated in Doca dos Olivais, Parque das Nações which is a short journey away from the capital and has a number of transport links. The Oceanário is open between the times of 10-7pm and the tickets are priced around €15 with discounts for the over 65 and the under 13’s.
The Oceanário is home to many different exhibitions including a variety of animals and marine life from terrestrial and marine ecosystems, as well as the temperate, tropical and cold waters. Some of the creatures that you can see include Sea Otters, Puffins and frogs. Some of the fish you can see include African Butterfly Fish, Garibaldi, Pennant Coralfish, Thornbak Ray and Tomato Clownfish just to name a small few. There are over 8000 creatures inside the whole place.
As well as the permanent exhibitions there is also also a number of temporary ones that change throughout the year. The one that is currently on at the moment is called Florestas Submersas by Takashi Amano and it looks at the world of Tropical Forests and the diverse habitats that live in them.
If you visit Lisbon anytime soon i recommend visiting this tourist attraction and there is a lot to see and do and it is in a great location.