Discover Oceans of Fun at ZooMarine in Guia. Located just a few kilometers from Albufeira in the central Algrave, Zoomarine is a full day of fun for the entire family. Live show attractions include performances by seals and sea lions, dolphins, birds of prey, tropical birds and aerobatic divers.
In the 15th century, due to its location on the southwestern-most point of the country, Lagos became the center of Portuguese maritime exploration. Ships sailed south to trace the shoreline of Africa in order to find routes to India. As well, ships loaded with spices and goods from the “new worlds” flowed back into Lagos. Over the centuries, the port city has always remained an important maritime gateway from Portugal to the world.
See the best views of Lisbon….all from one giant plate. It’s the camera obscura at Castelo São Jorge. A camera obscura is an optical system of lenses and mirrors. Versions of this device can be traced back in time to 470 BC. It is the great, great grandfather of modern cameras.
he Fábrica (or “factory”) is an old industrial building transformed onto a modern learning attraction for kids. It is located at the University of Aveiro. Ciência Viva (with locations in cities throughout Portugal) manages a diverse schedule of programs to entertain and educate kids, families and school classrooms.
Built in an old water tower, just steps from the Tavira Castle, the Camera Obscura is based on a simple optic principle used as far back at the 15th century. A kind of periscope affixed to the roof of the tower projects the view of the city in light through two magnifying mirrors directly....
Everyone loves mini-golf! Family Fun Park is a recreational and entertainment complex for kids of all ages. Two 18-hole courses, Via Appia and Via Lusitania, meander around lushly manicured grounds resembling an old Roman garden. At the end of the game, the fun continues.
The Pavilion of Knowledge – Live Science is a very special place dedicated to educating and entertaining kids with the wonders of science. Located in Parque das Naçoes area (where the former World Exposition 1’98 took place), this science center is a great place for kids, parents and...