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Basic info

Type of attraction


Portuguese name



Esplanada Dom Carlos


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How to visit


Adult: 25€
3-12: 15€
Over 65 years: 17€

Free access
  • Childrens under 2
Opening times


Last admission at 7.00 pm

Special opening times

December 24th (10 am – 7 pm)
December 25th (11 am – 8 pm)
December 31st (10 am – 7 pm)


Esplanada Dom Carlos

Public transports

Bus (Carris)
705, 725, 728, 744, 708, 750, 759, 782, 794
Stop: Oriente (East) Station

Underground (Metro)
Red line
Stop: Oriente (East) Station

Alfa Pendular, Intercity & regional trains
Stop: Oriente (East) Station

Tickets availability

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More details

  • Sea otter (Enhydra lutris)
  • Sandtiger shark (Carcharias taurus)
  • Clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris)
  • Ocean sunfish (Mola mola)
  • Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus)
  • Devil Ray (Mobula mobular)
  • Splendid garden-eel (Gorgasia preclara)

1998: Inauguration of the Oceanarium (Expo98)

2011: Inauguration of the Sea Building

2015: Granted to the Oceano Azul Foundation

the surroundings

  • Park of the Nations neighborhood (407 m)
  • Knowledge pavilion (400 m)
  • Vasco da Gama tower (2 km)

Tacho do Pescador

Rua da Pimenta 17
Phone: +351 218 948 061

Noon to midnight (Every day)

Our recommendation: Cod-Fish Pataniscas (“Pataniscas de Bacalhau” and Grouper Rice (“Arroz de Garoupa”)

Frequently Asked Questions

about the Lisbon Oceanarium

Located in the Parque das Nações district, the Lisbon Oceanarium is a large aquarium.

It holds the distinction of being the largest indoor aquarium in Europe and is one of Lisbon’s most popular attractions.

With over 500 different species, the Oceanarium accommodates more than 8,000 sea creatures.

The main tank, which boasts a capacity of over 5 million liters of seawater, serves as the habitat for sharks, rays, and other sizable fish. There is also showcases of penguins, sea otters, and a diverse range of marine creatures from various habitats in its other exhibits.

The entrance fee for adults is €25, while children between 3 and 12 years old pay €15.

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Tickets purchased through the official website are are non-refundable.

Tickets purchased from our affiliate partner can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance.

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It is recommended to buy tickets in advance, especially during peak season, to avoid long lines at the entrance.

Non-refundable tickets can be purchased on the official website, while tickets with free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance can be purchased for the same price through our affiliated partner.

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The Lisbon Oceanarium is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. during the summer months (April to September) and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the winter months (October to March).

The Lisbon Oceanarium is located in the Parque das Nações district and is easily accessible by public transportation.

The nearest metro station is Oriente (red line), which is a 5-minute walk from the Oceanarium.

Several buses also stop nearby, including lines 5, 25, 28, 44, 708, 750, and 759.

If you are driving, there is parking available at the Parque das Nações underground car park.

The average visit lasts around 2 hours, but it depends on your level of interest in marine life. So, you may need more time.

Yes, you are allowed to take photos for private non-commercial use inside the Oceanarium, but the use of flash is prohibited to avoid disturbing the animals.

Yes, there is a gift shop at the exit where you can buy souvenirs, books, and toys related to marine life.

Yes, the Lisbon Oceanarium is wheelchair accessible and has elevators and ramps for people with disabilities.