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


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 for young learners from 4 to 17 years old and adult-only classes
  • 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


Term dates

Except for myClass, our adult courses are based on 30 hour modules, which can be done in any order. This gives you flexibility in when you start your studies and also at the times of year you study. Modules are available all year round.

Term From To
Term 1 25 September 2015 10 December 2015
Term 2 04 January 2016 19 March 2016
Easter school To be announced  
Term 3 04 April 2016 17 June 2016
Summer school To be announced

Contact and location

Normal opening hours* 

Public Holiday
26 May 2016: closed

Day Telephone
Monday 10.00-13.00;
14.00-17.00  14.00-21.30
Tuesday 10.00-13.00;
14.00-19.30  10.00-20.30 
Wednesday 10.00-13.00;
14.00-19.30    14.00-21.30  
Thursday 10.00-13.00;
Friday 10.00-13.00;
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