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Strange conversion, but interestting to say the least!!!

Church of Saint Peter is a church converted to a bookstore? Really?Lots of books, if you read... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
Barry S
Ellicott City, Maryland
Excellent conversion of historic church into a bookshop

One type of knowledge has been replaced with another, this is an excellent and well-detailed... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2016
Ian C
London, United Kingdom
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2 weeks ago
“When is a bookstore not a bookstore?”
4 weeks ago
“Not What You Would Expect !”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When is a bookstore not a bookstore? It's not a riddle. The answer though is when it's a tourist attraction. Seriously, this is a very nice place, with everything you could want from a book store. Great layout, attractive selection and a freedom to browse....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The origins of this church date back to 1186 although it was rebuilt in 1772 following earthquake damage. In recent years it had become abandoned, and it was at this stage that some forward looking bookshop owners in Lisbon managed to raise €300,000 to create...More

1  Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Church of Saint Peter is a church converted to a bookstore? Really?Lots of books, if you read Portugese. Not sure why the conversion was made. but... The town of Obidos is a great place to visit, so why not stop here and take it in?

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 14 May 2016

One type of knowledge has been replaced with another, this is an excellent and well-detailed conversion of a historic church into a modern bookshop that inserts modern shop fittings within the historic architecture.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 30 April 2016

This is an amazingly successful conversion of a church into a bookstore. From what we could tell from the authors' names, the selection of books is excellent. We did not buy any as we do not speak Portuguese.

Thank Regine H
Reviewed 18 January 2016

A church converted in a small nice bookstore, definitely worth a visit. The artist Josefa de Obidos was buried here.

Thank Thomas O
Reviewed 29 August 2015

The Church of Saint Peter is not used as a Church anymore its more a book store, but well worth a visit

1  Thank Eddie P
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Church next to Pousada castle so paid a visit and was surprised to find it was full of books and is now a bookstore.

1  Thank jostony
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This was a surprise, and I personaly think is has very nicely been converted in a book shop, still a place of respect and silence, and the sales are for a good cause.

1  Thank Magda A
Reviewed 9 July 2015

No longer a church but a book store. Nothing extra special but an interesting way to utilize the building. Still has the front altar to view.

1  Thank DJH35
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