May 21, 2012
Aquário Vasco da Gama (Vasco da Gama Aquarium)
Little post with the purpose of making you go away from the center and finance this place. It is not a café, restaurant, bar, and you should have that figured out already unless you are thinking this is some kind of seafood palace.
This is a museum dedicated to the water fauna, with living species swimming peacefully through their fake habitats. For those who have interest in these animals it is a really nice place to go, a long time ago I came here with my school to draw them but they were not the most cooperating beings.
But I guess the most amazing thing to do is sit by the lake and feed the giant starving carps with food from the container nearby (some 50cent plastic spheres). They are more than comfortable with your presence already, pet them, feel their slimy skin, do whatever you want.
The museum prices are 4€ for adults and 2€ for youngsters (6 to 17). The garden is free of course. It is a nice afternoon plan, it is always a laugh to see the silly carps, take some food for yourself if you want.
The museum works from monday to sunday, 10h until 18h.