Visit Lisbon with children

If you are planning to visit Lisbon with children the city has plenty of opportunities in and around to keeps kids entertained.

The Lisbon Zoo, located in Sete-Rios, invites you to spend an unforgettable day in the centre of Lisbon. For the price of a single ticket you can watch the Dolphin Bay, Rainbow Park, Reptile House, Children’s Farm, Feeding of the Marine Lions and Birds and watch the Reptiles Presentation. The Lisbon Zoo has around 2000 animals waiting your visit, more than 300 different species and lots of fun.

In the centre of Lisbon you can find lots of other leisure equipments. In Belém is the Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium, where you can find regular astronomy sessions with especial sessions for children and in Eduardo VII Park, in Marques de Pombal square, is the Estufa Fria .

In Parque das Nações you can also find lots of family entertainment and attractions suitable for people of all ages. The Oceanarium, one of the biggest aquariums in Europe, where you can found more than 8 thousand animals and plants and the Pavilion of Knowledge, an interactive science and technology museum that encourages visitors to explore and experiment the physical world. The museum has over 300 interactive exhibits. If the weather do permit fun outdoors, the children can play in the gardens and fountains of Parque das Nações or have a ride in theLisbon cable car.

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Lisbon Oceanarium – Parque das Nações (Oceanário de Lisboa)

Opened in 1998, the Lisbon Oceanarium (Oceanário de Lisboa) was the centrepiece of the Expo 98, the last World Fair, themed “The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future”. It is located in Lisbon’s newest and most modern quarter of Parque das Nações and it is one of the Lisbon sights that kids love best.

Lisbon Oceanarium, by David Sim

Author: David Sim

The Oceanário de Lisboa, or Lisbon Oceanarium, is the second-largest aquarium of its kind in the world, and the largest in Europe. The biggest draw of the aquarium is the massive, central tank inside that is home to many ocean species such as sharks, tuna and large groupers. Approximately 100 species from all corners of the Ocean peacefully share this gigantic aquarium.

The four towers around the central tank of the building house four different habitats with their native flora and fauna: the North Atlantic rocky coast, the Antarctic coastal line, the Temperate Pacific kelp forests, and the Tropical Indian coral reefs.

Transportation to the Oceanario can be had by Lisbon’s convenient metro. Take the metro to Oriente – Parque das Nações, which is the red line, and walk through the Vasco da Gama shopping mall.

Lisbon Oceanarium (Oceanário de Lisboa) is one of the most selected Lisbon attractions in contemporary Parque das Nações.

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