Europe’s biggest indoor aquarium can be found in Lisboa, Portugal: the Oceanário de Lisboa is located in the Parque das Nações created for the world exhibition Expo 98. Via a building with changing exhibitions and a bridge you can access the main building with a giant fish tank in the center.
Then you continuously walk around the fish tank with sharks, rays and sardines. Other areas present sea otters, starfish, sea urchins, jellyfish and octopuses. It is one of the rare opportunities to see a sunfish in an aquarium. Getting here is a fantastic experience and we really enjoyed the exhibition about “submarine forests”.
The building also includes a cafeteria and a shop. As the Parque das Nações is located a bit outside of the city you need to travel a bit by bus. An alternative is to use a regional train to the railway station Oriente. That was also a good opportunity to see more of the remote parts of the city.
Esplanada Dom Carlos I s/nº