Aquario Vasco da Gama

Map 2011

City: Lisbon
Country: Portugal
Province: Lisbon

Opend 1898


Species 200


 The Invertebrate Gallery, which starts the living animal’s exhibition, is dedicated to the marine invertebrates from the Portuguese coast. The species are kept in 19 small tanks (100 l of capacity) arranged in sequence, displaying the increasing complexity that separates the most primitive forms (sponges) from the more evolved ones (echinoderms and chordates). Another exhibition area including 36 tanks with a capacity that varies between 600 and 25 000 litters is also dedicated to the Portuguese Marine Fauna .The freshwater fauna is another of the Aquarium attractions. The exhibition includes three areas, each of one corresponding to a different kind of fauna: one group includes 12 tanks, with 100l of capacity, exhibiting small fishes separated according to their geographic origin; the second group is composed of 16 tanks (with capacities varying between 140l and 4600 l) showing some fishes with interesting characteristics from the morphological, physiological or ethological point of view; the third group is composed by different species displayed in 2 aqua terrariums (2600l and 4800 l). The tropical marine fauna displayed in 5 aquariums with a capacity of 1150 l occupies another of the exhibition area. The marine mammals are also represented by a group of 2 South African Fur Seals - Arctocephalus pusillus (Schreber, 1776) living in a 45 000 l capacity tank.

Service given


Open : minimum 10am-6pm

Entrace fee: Yes

For kids: Playgrounds and pettingarea

Food: The aquarium has a place where you can get a snack


Taking photos: Is allowed, if publiciesed, please mention the aquarium on your homepage







Phone number 21 4196337
Fax number  21 4193911
Address: Aquário Vasco da Gama, Rua Direita do Dafundo, 1495 - 718 Cruz Quebrada - Dafundo, Portugal





Where to finde the aquarium:

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I don't have any guides of this aquarium. Does any body know if they made any guides? And where I can get them?



 In the years 1923, 1948, 1973 and 1998 they had theire anniversarrys. Have they made any books on this occassion?
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