The Central Mosque of Lisbon (Portuguese: Mesquita Central de Lisboa) is the main mosque of Lisbon, Portugal, serving the capital city's Islamic community. The building was designed by architects António Maria Braga and João Paulo Conceição; its external features include a minaret and a dome. The mosque contains reception halls, a prayer hall and an auditorium. The Central Mosque has formed a council to provide financial and others services to needy members of the local Muslim community. Although permission to build the center was requested in 1966, it was not granted until 1978 after the 1973 oil crisis and the Arab oil-producing nations gained increasing economic and political status. The structure was finally inaugurated in 1985.