Aquário Vasco da Gama
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Aquário Vasco da Gama

Explore the aquatic wonders of Lisbon at the Aquário Vasco da Gama in Algés. The Aquário Vasco da Gama is the lesser-known of Lisbon's two aquariums and is a captivating marine attraction located just outside the city centre. Named after the renowned Portuguese explorer, this long-established aquarium offers a mesmerising journey through diverse underwater ecosystems.

Discover a fascinating array of marine life, from vibrant tropical fish to graceful sharks and majestic sea turtles. With themed exhibits highlighting conservation efforts and educational displays, in both English and Portuguese, visitors of all ages can learn about the importance of ocean preservation.

Conveniently situated in Algés, the Aquário Vasco da Gama is easily accessible from Lisbon's city centre, making it the perfect destination for a family day out or a solo adventure. Immerse yourself in the beauty and diversity of the ocean at Aquário Vasco da Gama and embark on an unforgettable underwater exploration.


Aquário Vasco da Gama

Aquário Vasco da Gama display area

Established in 1898 under the patronage of King Carlos I, the Aquário Vasco da Gama commemorated the 400th anniversary of Vasco da Gama's historic trade route to India. Since its inception, the aquarium's primary mission has been to showcase the ocean's wonders and foster appreciation for aquatic life.

The Aquário Vasco da Gama boasts an extensive collection of marine specimens, totalling over 4,000 objects representing diverse ecosystems worldwide. Visitors can explore themed exhibits spanning multiple rooms, each dedicated to specific aspects of marine life. From invertebrates to tropical fauna and turtles, the aquarium offers a comprehensive glimpse into the rich biodiversity of the Earth's oceans.

Dedicated rooms highlight critical conservation efforts, showcase awe-inspiring sharks, and pay homage to King Carlos I and his personal collection. Whether marvelling at the majesty of sea lions or learning about Portuguese marine fauna, visitors are treated to an educational and immersive experience at the Aquário Vasco da Gama.

Daily: 10h00 - 18h00
Adult: €5.00, Concessionary : €2.50, Infant: FREE, Family: €13.00

Getting To The Aquário Vasco da Gama

776, 723, 729, 750, 751
Linha Cascais trains stop at the Algés Train Station Timetable

Trains of Portugal Website

Contact Details
Rua Direita ao Dafundo, 1495-154 Algés, Lisbon, Portugal.
38° 41' 57.9" N | 09° 14' 17.9" W | +351 214 196 337 |  Website