Pavilhão do Conhecimento
Kids won’t grumble about science at the interactive Pavilhão do Conhecimento, where they can experience the gravity on the moon (or lack...
These themed water gardens are a great spot to cool off in summer. When the sun shines, parents and their overexcited kids get soaked...
Caminho da Água
Portuguese muralist Rigo designed this splash-happy boardwalk. Watch blue-mosaic volcanoes erupt spontaneously or relax on one of the...
Teatro Camões is home to the Portuguese National Ballet Company, which is under the artistic direction of Luísa Taveira.
Blonde wood and clean lines define this gallery-style restaurant. If you like your sushi and sashimi to come from an all-you-can-eat...
Doca dos Olivais · interesting places nearby
The closest you’ll get to scuba diving without a wetsuit, Lisbon’s Oceanário is mind-blowing. No amount of hyperbole, where 8000 marine creatures splash in 7 million litres of seawater, does it justice. Huge wrap-around tanks make you feel as if you are underwater, as you eyeball zebra sharks, honeycombed rays, gliding mantas and schools of neon fish.
Keep an eye out for oddities such as filigree sea dragons, big ocean sunfish, otherworldly jellyfish, frolicsome sea otters and squiggly garden eels. You’ll also want to see the re-created rainforest, Indo-Pacific coral reef and Magellan penguins on ice. In light of the 2013 documentary Blackfish , entertainment aquariums have fallen out of favour, but for what it's worth, this conservation-oriented oceanarium offers no entertainment shows; it reproduces, as opposed to capturing, in the wild wherever possible and runs the largest environmental education program in Portugal.