Lello Bookstore (Livraria Lello), Show all 4 places in Porto » Porto4
- Rua das Carmelitas, 144 4050-161 Porto Portugal
- Working hours*:
Opening hours: in summer, daily from 10: 00 to 20: 00
In other months: Monday-Friday from 10: 00 to 19: 30
Weekends - from 10.00 to 19.00
- * - opening and closing times as well as entrance prices, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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People come here not for books, but for "the stairs from Harry Potter". One of the oldest operating bookstores in Portugal was opened at the end of the XIX century. For its interior design, it has been recognised more than once as the most beautiful bookstore in the world.
Everything is amazing in the interior of the store: a special wall decor, ceilings made of carved wood and an unusual curved red staircase that leads to the second floor of the store. It is believed that this place inspired J. K. Rowling to write her famous series of books about Harry Potter.
The store is always full of tourists. To get inside, you need to buy a voucher for 5€, which can be spent on buying books. Most of the books are in Portuguese, but there is also foreign literature.