The Lisbon Oceanarium (Oceanário de Lisboa) is the second largest aquarium in Europe, after L'Oceanogràfic in Valencia. It contains more than 15,000 creatures from over 450 different species.

Its building is one of the most eye-catching in the Park of the Nations. It “floats” in the Ocean, and can be accessed only by crossing a footbridge. During the 1998 Expo in Lisbon, it was called the Oceans Pavilion (Pavilhão dos Oceanos) and was one of the most popular attractions.

Visiting the Oceanarium

The Oceanarium has two floors, and everything rotates around a huge central aquarium. We recommend following the arrows so that you can visit the marine species from various oceans in the world. The top floor features water-dwelling animals that live closest to the water's surface, while on the lower floor, you’ll find deep-sea creatures.

The largest aquarium is probably the most impressive part of the Oceanarium. It houses hundreds of species, including several types of sharks, stingrays, manta rays, and colorful tropical fish.

A good attraction for children

Lisbon's Oceanarium is an essential stop if you’re traveling with children. Family tickets are available, which give you a small discount.


Daily from 10 am to 8 pm


Adults: 22 (US$ 23.60)
Children 3-12: 15 (US$ 16.20)
Seniors over 65: 17 (US$ 18.30)
Children under 3: free

Lisbon Oceanarium Ticket 25 (US$ 26.90)


Metro: Oriente, Red Line.
Bus: lines 705, 708 , 725, 728, 744, 750, 759 and 794.

Nearby places

Park of the Nations (407 m) Lisbon Airport Information (3.9 km) Vasco da Gama Bridge (4.3 km) Alfama (6.5 km) Marquess of Pombal Square (6.5 km)