Livraria Lello, Porto

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You'll find Livraria Lello fascinating even if you're not into books. A bookstore with loads of character not found in malls, this building from the early 20th century features Neo-Gothic details that add a punch of magic to the usual shopping experience. "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling, who lived in Porto in the 1990s, allegedly used one of the shop's twisting stairways for inspiration. Stop by and you might be inspired to read--or write--something too. Use our Porto trip itinerary planning app to visit Livraria Lello on your trip to Porto, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Not worth the 5-euro entry fee nor the time in queue. Small, not that old and definitely NOT “the most beautiful book store in the world”. And, contrarily to what they made money out of for years, JK....  more
    Not worth the 5-euro entry fee nor the time in queue. Small, not that old and definitely NOT “the most beautiful book store in the world”. And, contrarily to what they made money out of for years, JK....  more »
  • This place is beautiful and they were selling canned fish there when we were there! It was great. Very nice people. Loved all the bookshelves 
    This place is beautiful and they were selling canned fish there when we were there! It was great. Very nice people. Loved all the bookshelves  more »
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  • One of a most visit place in Porto (that is what people often said). I have been in Portugal almost 3 years and never been inside of the place. I am just passing in front of it many times and the queue is always long. Pros: 1. Parking accessible for wheelchair. 2. Entrance accessible for wheelchair. 3. Unique building with its decorations. 4. Informative staffs. 5. You can buy the ticket online. 6. You can buy book here. Cons: 1. The queue is kind of long. Maybe it is better to visit in the end of the day to avoid the crowd.
  • I mean the place itself is very cool (especially the stained glass) although it has accommodated itself to the visitors, which are mostly young women posing. book wise you can buy some of their own editions of famous authors but the selection is not very broad. one can see a broad selection of old books and their authors with their busts on top of the shelves from the stairs, unfortunately these are behind a glass and too far to be explored.

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