kyanos's Qype reviews
Esplanada D. Carlos I, Doca dos Olivais, 1990-005 Lisboa
kyanos wrote on 31 March 2008
This is one of the best looking buildings in Lisboa and closeby is another wonderful one (Portugal Pavilion). This architectonic jewel was built for the Expo 98 World Exhibition.
This is a very very big aquarium that is dedicated to the wild seas, you won’t find any of little fish you may encounter in several other aquariums. The big attraction of this Oceanarium is the hug middle tank, filled with sharks and a very very large Moon Fish. The layout of the building was thought as the 5 Oceans, so you will have the chance to see what their marine life is like, above and underwater. The Oceanarium also boasts a big collection of plants and birds that live on the building.
If you book before hand, there are activities for the little ones, including the “spending an night with the fishes” activity. I wish I could do that…
This is a very very good place to visit and the surroundings are very relaxing and pretty. If you are tired of walking in the city center and want a valid alternative just head onto the East part of town to the Parque das Nações. You will certainly find many more gems around the place.