Pavilhão do Conhecimento
Kids won’t grumble about science at the interactive Pavilhão do Conhecimento, where they can launch hydrogen rockets, lie unhurt on a...
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.
Scarlet walls and vibrant paintings give this high-ceilinged cafe an arty feel. It’s a relaxed spot for a bica or light bites such as...
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 species splash in 7 million litres of seawater, does it justice. Huge wraparound 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 seadragons, big ocean sunfish, otherworldly jellyfish and frolicsome sea otters. You’ll also want to see the recreated rainforest, Indo-Pacific coral reef and Magellan penguins on ice. The conservation-oriented oceanarium arranges family activities from behind-the-scenes marine tours to sleeping with the sharks.