Livraria Lello, Porto

3.5
#5 of 558 in Things to do in Porto
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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  • A charming place, for a fan of Harry must have, €5 quite a little as the clamp that prevails in the middle. After all, I recommend in Porto does not have too much to explore
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  • Impressive library, must be one of the most beautiful in the world, you have to pay to enter, but if you buy any book, you discount the amount of the entry,
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  • I went to this bookstore last year on my holiday. It was a breathtaking experience, and I ranked it my favourite bookstore in the world. There are many different varieties of books to select from, and the books are in both Portuguese and English, so that more people would be able to read and buy the books. I really liked the Harry Potter theme; Harry Potter is my favourite book series. Overall, in my opinion, this bookstore is by far the best bookstore in the world!
  • Historical bookstore in Porto that is absolutely gorgeous. Due to its affiliation with Harry Potter, it is packed with people. Ideally they would limit the number of people allowed entrance at any given time, but they don’t. The bookstore requires a ticket, purchased at a separate location just up the street for 5€ per person. The 5€ is refunded with the purchase of a book. The line outside moves quickly and a friendly staff member is happy to answer questions.
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