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Visiting the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon

The Ismaili Centre, Lisbon welcomes visitors every day to events, gatherings and meetings — both public and private — that are hosted at the Centre. In addition, visitors can book guided tours of the building to gain insight into its architecture and function, while learning about the Shia Ismaili Muslim community in Portugal and around the world.

  • Guided tours

    Public tours of the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon are available for free, but must be pre-arranged. Tours are generally offered every day, except on Wednesdays.

    Please also note that a tour must be booked at least two days in advance so that the availability of our volunteer tour guides can be assured. Occasionally a tour may be cancelled due to other programmes and events taking place at the Ismaili Centre. If that happens and your tour is affected, an email will be sent to notify you.

    Please arrange your tour by contacting the secretariat of the Ismaili Council for Portugal at nationalcouncil@cism.com.pt.

    Getting there

    The Ismaili Centre, Lisbon is situated about 10–15 minutes from the city centre at Avenida Lusíada nº1, 1500-650 Lisboa. The best way to arrive at the Ismaili Centre is by car, taxi or metro.

    Arriving by metro

    There are two options for reaching the Ismaili Centre using Lisbon's metro system:

    • Take the blue line and exit at Laranjeiras station. The Ismaili Centre is a 5 minute walk from the station, next to Loja do Cidadão das Laranjeiras (a well known place in the area).
    • Take the yellow line and exit at Cidade Universitária station. The Ismaili Centre is a 15–20 minute walk in the direction of the Portuguese Catholic University, and is located beyond the university on the opposite side of Avenida Lusíada.