Open on days:
21, 28 from 10:00–17:00 | 22, 29 from 10:00–13:00
* Self-guided visit subject to capacity limit
Each garden has a different capacity and maximum length of stay. The access is limited, on a first-come, first-served basis, without prior registration. Pets are not allowed.
The beauty and harmony found between the plants, water and architecture of these Islamic gardens is like a colourful, fragrant poem. In many ways this was the inspiration for the use of orange trees in Portuguese gardens.
Founded more than 20 years ago, the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon is the main meeting point for the city’s community of Ismaili Muslims.
Its gardens are divided into different spaces for outdoor leisure that act as extensions to the main buildings, including two interior patios. The first of these is the Char Bagh, a quadrilateral formal garden based on the four gardens of Paradise referenced in the Qur’an. The second, the Spring Patio, brings together examples of emblematic Islamic architecture with traditional species from the landscape of the Islamic mediterranean.