LISBON: Portugal – The imposing Ismaili Centre in Lisbon was designed by an Indian architect Raj Rewal, who sought and found inspiration from Persian garden designs.
The eye-catching building in the heart of Lisbon encompasses traditional designs from Muslim civilizations.
The foundation stone for the centre was laid in December 1996.
It was officially opened by Portugal’s former President Jorge Sampaio in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam on July 11, 1998.
Today, the Ismaili Centre is not only a place for worship but also a social gathering place for weddings, meetings, educational seminars and a wide variety of other events.
Photographs by Sultan Jessa, who visited the centre for the second time a few days last week after visiting it in 1998.
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