Oceanário de Lisboa
The Largest Indoor Aquarium Tank in Europe
The Oceanário de Lisboa is not just an aquarium but considering its size, a world in itself. It is Portugal's largest indoor aquarium and it has the largest single tank in Europe. It holds more than one million gallons of seawater supporting the lives of 8,000 sea creatures. Four permanent exhibits represent different habitats that hold the likes of various types of birds, fish, amphibians and mammals. Here, visitors will find the likes of sea stars and coral to penguins, puffins and sea otters and everything in between. Along with a peek into life under the sea, the Oceanarium also offers a variety of activities, from guided tours to a sleepover with sharks and even a Fado show.
Visitors are blown away by how impressive the aquarium is and we suggest stopping by if you need a break from the city's many historic sites. Several reviewers, in particular, loved the large, central tank, and said the attraction could easily be enjoyed by all ages, and not just children. Travellers should set aside at least half a day to see the attraction.