Lisbon Oceanarium is an aquarium in the city of Lisbon. This is one of the biggest indoor aquaria in Portugal and in the whole of Europe.
This aquarium that you can’t miss out while in the city of Lisbon is located in a modern area of this city. It is a place to enjoy watching and learning about marine life, but at the same time, it raises awareness on how to be part of its conservation.
✦ What to Expect From Lisbon Oceanarium
This aquarium has a large range of marine life from all over the world. Some of these include and not limited to:
- Mammals from the sea
- Different types of fish
- Marine plants
- Marine organisms
Oceanario de Lisboa has several tanks for exhibits. The main exhibit is a very large tank that has several windows. These windows are quite large to ensure that the visitors enjoy and don’t miss out on any of these marine experiences throughout their visit.
One of the unique types of fish that is in this aquarium is the sunfish. This fish is found in very few aquariums in the whole world. The reason is that it requires special attention and care.
Last but not least, the other special marine animals in this aquarium is the sea otters.
✦ Own Experience From The Aquarium
Our experience from this aquarium was a little different from others that we have visited. The fact that even if it is crowded, they are a lot of viewing bays that have great views.
There is also a lot of information and videos to watch on how to protect the marine species and what we can do to protect them too. There is an emphasis on conservation and saving the environment which I found that is was great.
Our highlight from Oceanario de Lisboa was watching the otters being fed.
The temporary exhibition during our visit was from a Japanese designer who combined the sights and the sounds of marine life. This was really mind-blogging and relaxing at the same time.
I would highly recommend even for families with small children because it is a really good place to learn more about marine life.
✦ Some Tips For The Lisbon Oceanarium
- While in this area try out the cable car too
- You can access the cafe from the outside
- Give yourself more time
- The aquarium is very modern and has lots of spaces to sit
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