Aquario Vasco da Gama, Lisbon

Built to commemorate the discovery of the sea route to India by Vasco de Gama, Aquario Vasco da Gama presents tanks with 4,000 animals from over 200 species and an oceanographic museum. See different marine and freshwater ecosystems of the world in tanks ranging from 100 l (26 gal) vessels with tiny fish to 25,000 l (6,600 gal) pools filled with sharks, rays, and huge, oddly shaped creatures. There's even a 45,000 l (12,000 gal) tank that hosts African seals. Observe preserved specimens of tropical life and invertebrate species arranged in order of complexity. Among the 90 tanks, you'll also see Loggerhead sea turtles and a range of different amphibians. To visit Aquario Vasco da Gama on your trip to Lisbon, use our Lisbon attractions planner.
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  • We extended our trip to Belém and walked over to the Aquarium which really felt a lot more like a private collection. However, it was still quite nice and it was quaint. Quite a bit of the...  more »
  • This museum is quite old, but the good people from the Portuguese Navy take really good care of it. It's a small aquarium/museum but still has plenty to see. From tropical freshwater species to...  more »
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  • For the price, it’s excellent!!! The fish and the animals (the reptile room is a bit hidden so look for it) are so cool and diverse, and the museum is very interesting! Well worth a trip!
  • The best part is the fish outside and the fact that you can feed them 😁 👍🏼 The rest is a little boring... depends what you’re into, we wouldn’t be big into the reading/fact finding so we probably should have gone to the Ocenario for the ‘wow factor’ instead. Cheap entry fee so can’t complain!
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