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Aquario Vasco da Gama

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Rua Direita do Dafundo | Algés, 1495, Lisbon 1495, Portugal
+351 21 419 6337
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Great family outing! Not weather dependant!

Our family loves a visit to the Aquario Vasco de Gama! To begin with, the fish pond in the garden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fish in detail

This was a lot better than I expected. Sure, it's not the Oceanarium, but neither does it have the... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Portalegre, Portugal
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  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Rua Direita do Dafundo | Algés, 1495, Lisbon 1495, Portugal
+351 21 419 6337
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family loves a visit to the Aquario Vasco de Gama! To begin with, the fish pond in the garden at the entrance to the aquarium is a favourite thing for our kids to re-visit and re-visit. There are heaps of huge fish with big...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017

This was a lot better than I expected. Sure, it's not the Oceanarium, but neither does it have the hordes of people nor the expensive prices of same. Mostly small tanks in quite a dowdy building, but there are a lot of fish (shock) organised...More

Thank MacKnickKnack
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Forget the aquarium at Oriente, just go for the charming old school version in Algés. The children we saw were very enthusiastic. Nothing modern about this place but it still has a certain appeal to it. The building is pretty and there are many different...More

Thank Luc D
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We thought this was the oceanarium - however, once we went inside, the photos were captioned with portugese and the small building looked old. The indoor "pools" were empty and there were not a variety of fish. We left after 15 minutes, which was more...More

1  Thank EClar S
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Discover the countries Vasco de Gama certainly loved the sea, on which he sailed to distant India, where, in 1498, he founded a Portuguese trade association with the Indians in the city of Calicut. He was awarded the title "Admiral of the Indian Ocean" by...More

1  Thank Yair1515
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is must while visiting Lisbon. I was impresses by its unique presentation, the information is very accessible and well structuralized. The aquariam is beautiful!

Thank Daniela S
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to visit with your children! Good areas to relax and you really get to know better how life is like under the sea!

Thank DavidWill65
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A great variety of fish and water creatures. Very relaxing and interesting to watch. The only thing that kept me from rating 5 stars is the fact that there is very little to no description in english.

Thank alexadut
Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you are looking for a old museum the Aquario vasco da gama is the right place. Here you can confirm/discover the way that museums were organized in the past.

Thank Mariana G
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Small aquarium and sea related museum but still nice specially to go with young kids or just by yourself. Teenagers might feel it as obsolete. Depending on your and kids relation with fish you will love, or not, the huge Koy carps in the pond...More

Thank fmmjrpm
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