Rua Luís Fernandes, 1 - 3 1249-062 Lisbon
Telephone number
(+351) 210 456 210
Fax number
(+351) 213 476 151

About

If you or your child want to study general English or prepare for an English language exam, our English school in Lisbon is the perfect place to start.

We offer:

  • structured courses from beginners to advanced levels, from children (5-9), middle schoolers (9-12), teens (12-17) and  adult-only classes
  • specialised courses in speaking skills and work skills
  • help to prepare you for exams
  • specially focussed courses for groups or individuals at your company or institution
  • you will also gain access to the British Council's Student Portal, where you can find news, help, practice, as well as records of attendance and assessment.

The British Council provides facilities for students with certain special needs. Contact us to find out how we can help.

Our historic main office, the Palácio Menino de Ouro, opened in 1942 and was totally refurbished a few years ago. 

We’re very proud of our works of art from the British Council Collection, which are on display throughout the building, with some signature works by the group known as the Young British Artists (YBAs). We also have a large garden with many rare trees and plants. 

Our café offers a range of food and drinks.

Public areas are equipped with WiFi.

Visit the British Council in Lisbon online. Take a look using our 360º virtual tour

Parking: on the local streets (paid) or in the car park opposite the Procuradoria Geral da República.

Buses: 773, 758 or walk from Rato

Metro: Rato

Calendar

Term dates

Term From To
Term 1 01 October 2013 12 December 2013
Term 2 04 January 2014 20 March 2014
Term 3 21 March 2014 20 June 2014
Summer school To be announced

Contact and location

Easter opening hours 2014

Please remember that there are no term 3 classes from Monday 07 April to Monday 21 April inclusive

Easter intensive courses will take place Monday 07 April to Thursday 17 April inclusive

Registry Opening hours 07 – 11 April and 14 – 17 April:
12.00 to 13.00 and 14.30 to 19.00

British Council Lisbon is closed on:
Saturday 12 April
From Friday 18 April to Monday 21 April (inclusive)
Friday 25 April

Normal opening hours*

Day Telephone
enquiries
Customer 
services
Class
times
Monday 10.00-19.00 14.00-17.00  14.00-21.30
Tuesday 10.00-19.00 14.00-19.30  10.00-20.30 
Wednesday 10.00-19.00 14.00-19.30    14.00-21.30  
Thursday 10.00-19.00 10.00-12.00;
14.00-19.30   
10.00-20.30   
Friday 10.00-19.00 14.00-19.30    14.00-20.30  
Saturday** Closed 09.30-17.00  10.00-17.00 
Sunday Closed Closed Closed

* Opening hours may vary during holidays 
** Only open on Saturdays when there are classes at the British Council

Public holiday closing dates 2014

  • 15 August 2014
  • 08 December 2014