Lisbon Aquarium – On a date with the life under sea!

The Life under the perpetual blue stretch of nature is ever amazing and intriguing, so close yet remote. Adventurists and enthusiasts look out for a multitude of possibilities to satiate their desire to be one with nature. Go Scuba diving or own an aquarium at home or else visit one of the largest indoor oceanariums to discover the incredible biodiversity that grows deep under the sea.

Many countries including Portugal, Spain, Singapore, Japan, China have large-scale aquariums that astonish you through the life thriving under the sea. We visited Lisbon aquarium during our visit to Portugal. Here are few of the snapshots.

All set to dive into the sea!

Lisbon Aquarium

The temporary exhibition, “Forests Underwater by Takashi Amano” features tropical forests inside a magnificent 40-metre long world’s largest ‘nature aquarium’.

Lisbon Aquarium

The large aquarium with over 400 species of marine life representing four different ecosystems is separated by invisible acrylic walls giving an impression of the ocean as a whole.

Lisbon Aquarium

There are around 25 smaller thematic aquariums housing some of the wonderful species of corals, amphibians, starfishes and other fishes. The yellow puffer fish was strikingly alluring.

Lisbon Aquarium

The mesmerizing White-spotted Jellyfish.

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The group of Magellanic penguin frolicking around the rock caves of the cool Antarctic section, diving into the pools and producing strange vocals was a fascinating sight to behold.

Lisbon Aquarium

It is a great place to visit with your kids. Oceanarium also offers many educational programmes which help kids create a bond with the sea life. We were glad and proud seeing our little Chhavi observing the ocean world and trying to interact with them.

Lisbon Aquarium

Visitors can enjoy the view from two different levels with plenty of seating arrangements to rest and admire the view.

One can spend hours watching the creatures drifting in a slow pace in an unperturbed world of their own. It gives you immense peace to watch their humble world free of real world worries.

Lisbon Aquarium

We found this piece of green scape representing the Tropical Indian environment at the end of the exhibit with wooden walkways simulating a walk through the verdant mangroves and the little pond with tiny vivid species of fishes and the recreated coral reefs.

Lisbon Aquarium

Lisbon Aquarium

Let the mystery take over you while you get yourself immersed into the sheer awe of the unimaginably beautiful world.

Lisbon Aquarium

Visiting the Lisbon aquarium was one of our memorable experiences which we would be cherishing for the lifetime.

Have you experienced such beautiful moments close with nature? Do share with us in comments.

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  1. Yes we did in Maui Island, and in San Diego, the biggest Aquarium. My kids will spent hours in front of this! Very nice picture, I am sure you had very good time here.

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      Yes Uma, It is a great place for kids… And adults alike.. We can spend hours watching this incredible world of sea!

  2. Dave says: Reply

    I loved this post, what a wonderful place. Your photos captured the experience beautifully!

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      Thank you so much Dave. Glad you liked it 🙂

  3. I didn’t visit but wish to soooo much! This one had penguins too? So cool!

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      Yes Tania, it’s a wonderful place to visit. It was our first-time watching Penguins so close… We just loved watching them play around 🙂

  4. Jenny says: Reply

    I absolutely love aquariums. I visited the Mystic Aquarium recently and especially loved the jelly fish! Such facinating and beautiful creatures!

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      True Jenny it is such a wonderful experience to watch this fascinating world away from our real world. Its magical!

  5. Absolutely loved the pictures! A magical place it seems like!

    1. GOBeyondBounds says: Reply

      Thanks Ratisha. We are glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by to read 🙂

  6. I’ve been there a couple of times and I love the place! I’ve also been to other aquariums all around the world but nothing compares to it so far.

  7. Your little one is sooooo cute! I love aquariums and I always have a wonderful time when I visit them. It never ceases to amaze me the life under the sea and how sea life interacts with each other. My dream is to dive the Great Barrier Reef to get a great look and the beauty of underwater life. So magical!

  8. Pier says: Reply

    Ah this makes me want to go! Thanks for sharing – really great photos to splice up the sentences, and engaging writing.

  9. Ooooh! I missed this! 🙁 I stayed in Lisbon for three days yet missed this. Great captures from the place and definitely worth a halt and experience!

  10. Paola says: Reply

    Looks like a huge aquarium! If you are interested in this kind of sights, plan a visit to Italy and to Genova aquarium: it’s really nice!! I loved it!

  11. Sona says: Reply

    Looks like a lovely place for both kids and parents. I enjoy aquariums. It makes me wonder about the life deep inside the oceans.

  12. Evanne says: Reply

    I’ve been here and totally forgot about it! It’s fun to read about and remember this trip. I love aquariums!

  13. Jenn says: Reply

    This aquarium has a huge central pool! I was in the Loropark last year and it is as big, but wow, I am impressed. Kids love aquariums… And I am quite in touch with my inner child hehehe

  14. I love going and visiting places like this as it gives me the opportunities to see many diverse creatures that I normally wouldn’t get to see, save from making diving trips around the world, that is. The Lisbon Aquarium is one of the most striking places I’ve seen so far.

  15. Joanna says: Reply

    It looks like a great aquarium! My favorite part has to be the penguin area, I love these creatures! I would love to travel to the South Pole just to see them in their real habitat. I did see a couple in the wild, in Peru, and it was so amazing!

  16. blair villanueva says: Reply

    Aquariums are always a fun place! We also have here in Manila, where we call it Ocean Park, similar with this. It was very enjoyable, and educational too!

  17. Thanks for your post on the Lisbon aquarium! I always love to see different aquariums. The best one I have been to is the one at Disney World – Epcot! I even scuba dived in the main tank.

  18. Tae says: Reply

    Wow 🙂 I’ve always loved watching schools of fish and the moon jellyfish in aquariums like these. I love the picture with the manta ray. I’ve never been, but would be interested in going!

  19. Ana says: Reply

    Lisbon Aquarium looks so beautiful! I’m fond of visiting aquarium and explored it in so many cities of the United States but my favorite is Georgia Aquarium at Atlanta!

  20. Looks like a big aquarium, Great to see the marine life but nothing like diving or even snorkeling in coral reafs. When I did it for the first time, I forgot about the world I live in and for a moment I felt I was part of the ocean.

  21. I <3 aquariums! And the Jellyfish are the best! Beautiful photos! It is my dream one day to have my own jelliquarium at home so that I can gaze at them majestically floating as I drift into deep sleep. Probably this will never happen… but one can dream! Until then, exploring the aquariums of the world will have to do!

  22. I love aquariums. the last one i went to was in Lake District. I wanted to catch the Sealife in London too but missed it due to shortage of time. Theres a strange aura that emanates from these underwater creatures which lures one to looking at them for hours. My dream is to visit the Atlantis in Dubai someday and experience the underwater aquariums there.

  23. We recently got a large aquarium here in Toronto. We have also visited the one in San Diego. It is so fascinating watching the creatures of the sea. I especially like watching the jellyfish which would otherwise freak me out in the open ocean hahahaha.

  24. Inka says: Reply

    This looks like a lot of fun, I am not a huge fan of Zoos but I get how little kids would like it. And the added educational bonus well it is always good to learn about our earth.

  25. Tom says: Reply

    I was in Lisbon last year and I didn’t even know it had an aquarium…but being such a sea-oriented people, that certainly does make sense.

  26. I normally don’t visit many aquariums as I just don’t find marine life that interesting. But the Magellanic penguins were really cute!

  27. Ami says: Reply

    The aquarium is so interesting that not just the kids but us adults would be engaged. Lovely pictures

  28. Anytime I go to any aquarium the penguins are always my favorite stop. We got to see baby ones the last time we went to an aquarium.

  29. I love aquariums but sadly I did not go here when I was in Lisbon recently. My favorite aquarium is the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. I love your photos of the jellyfish and penguins!

  30. Love your pictures! I am a total fangirl when it comes to Aquariums. I tend to visit them whenever I can and the most recent one was at the Berlin Zoo. I could stop and stare at sea creatures for hours.

  31. Penguins!!!!! I’m a kid at heart because I absolutely love visiting aquariums. Lisbon is a city I definitely want to visit, so I’ll be adding this to my list.

  32. It looks huge! And although I love the idea that children can learn a lot about different species when they visit places like this, I really feel sorry for the animals that are not free.
    One of the biggest malls in Ukraine brought a white shark … and it died, because it was not the right place for it.

  33. Sabine says: Reply

    I simply love Aquariums, they are so nice and relaxing =) Great pictures and looks like a fun outing, thanjks for sharing^^

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