The Lisbon Oceanarium is well worth a day trip if you are staying for a few days. Situated on the old Expo ‘98 site at the Parque das Nações, the aquarium is the largest in all of Europe and houses some 25,000 fish, mammals and birds from all over the world in a double-storey fish tank! Awesome!
The whole oceanarium was designed by American architect Peter Chermayeff. It a pretty impressive looking building (bit like a flashy oil rig) built right into the harbour. The upper exterior is largely glass, which offers great views over the harbour and the rest of the old Expo 98 site.
Inside is a series of 30 different tanks that together hold about 7 million litres of ...Read More