The Oceanário - "Aquarium of Lisbon" - is situated in "Parque das Nações" (Ex- Expo 98). It holds 30 reservoirs with more than 7000 m3 of salty water. The habitats were conceived in a way to reproduce with exactness the flora and fauna, the geological and climatic characteristics and even the typical ambient sounds of each one of the represented areas.
Located in the town centre, the Lisbon Zoo has one of the best zoological collections in the whole world: more than 2000 animals and about 350 different species. Apart from visiting the animals, the Lisbon Zoo also offers a great variety of attractions that make the delight of many visitors.
We also suggest you to visit: "Castelo de São Jorge", "Marquês de Pombal", "Avenida da Liberdade", "Rossio", "Terreiro do Paço", "Alcântara" and the Typical "Fado" restaurants.
Sports and Leisure
On land, on air or on water
Our team has gathered a set of activities and events, to help making your stay more pleasant. Therefore we suggest that you the following links:
The Portuguese flavours
Portugal has a surprisingly large variety of gastronomic delights. Regions like “Minho”, “Estremadura”, “Alentejo” and “Algarve” boast quite marked differences in their typical cuisine.
Having been a predominately seafaring nation, it is usual to find a large amount of fresh tasty fish dishes and all sorts of shellfish.
In Lisbon, a city of mixed cultures, tastes and spices, you will find everything from international, to regional and prize-winning cuisines.
But the charm of Lisbon's cuisine lives in its traditions. Grilled sardine is the queen during the summer and on the Popular Saints celebrations... You just can't avoid smelling it in the small quarters of Alfama, Bairro Alto and many other locals around Lisbon in June, when the Popular Saints celebrations crowd into the streets of the city, bringing along tiny coloured flags, balloons, and popular marches.
At the famous Restaurants of “Bairro Alto
”and "tascas" you may have typical Portuguese cuisine
while you listen to Fado, the unique and worldwide traditional Portuguese music.
Also famous for its wines, Portuguese choose national wine as the ubiquitous table beverage. Although Portugal's waters abound with fresh fish, the dried and salted codfish known as 'bacalhau', often imported, is considered the national dish. In some countries, at Christmas time, people eat turkey. In Portugal people eat boiled 'bacalhau', with olive oil, potatoes, grain and cabbages.
The Lisboetas are tireless drinkers of coffee served in small cups, locally known as “bica”, available all day long and in all types of cafes.
Looking for sweets? Make sure you don't miss the world famous "Pastéis de Belém
" custard tarts in the beautiful Belém area. Just grab a half-a-dozen box, with cinnamon and sugar powder, and give yourself a sweet moment while you stroll along the many monuments this area has to offer.
Parks and Gardens
The green landscape...
Alto da Serafina
On the amusement “Serafina” Park, you may see the zones of “Campolide” and “Amoreiras”, and also a very good part of north Lisbon.
Parque Eduardo VII e Estufa-fria
Near the Marques with the view over the downtown and the Castle, we may find tennis court, sport pavilion, restaurants and esplanade. These gardens have different botanical species.
Jardim Botânico da Ajuda
The first national botanic garden remounts to the XVIII century. Flora specimens from the regions were the Portuguese navigators arrived can be seen. You can also see, Fences, Centenary trees and a garden of aromatic plants.
Jardim da Estrela
Space of the Romantic Lisbon full of nooks that invite you to rest and appreciate de surroundings. There is a lake, a restaurant, and an esplanade.
Jardim da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Involves a set of buildings of the foundation and have a water mirror, sculptures, and an open amphitheatre.