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Livraria Lello

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“book store”(211 reviews)
“jk rowling”(165 reviews)
Livraria Lello is a bookshop with an extraordinary historical and architectural value, located at the number 144 of Rua das Carmelitas, in downtown Porto, in Portugal. Its origins date back to 1881, when the brothers José and António Lello opened an...more
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Rua Carmelitas 144 | Vitória, Porto 4050-161, Portugal
+351 22 200 2037
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Reviewed yesterday

Despite the tourist throngs and the fact that you have to pay 5 euro to enter (buy the ticket in the shop next door) this is worth visiting to see the woodwork, carving and stained glass features of the store. Particularly if you are a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank suzzym
Reviewed yesterday

5 Euro entry voucher to get into a very crowded bookstore. It was a picturesque bookstore but smaller than I expected. It was very hard to get around and I kept wondering what would happen if there was an emergency. We thought we could use...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LoveToTravelMom11
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful library! It’s very unique! Bought a book which I am looking forward to reading! Really recommend. The only downside his having to get a ticket, although we didn’t have to wait a lot.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank crismarpla
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spend your day visiting a place with a totally unique design! Use your ticket as a starting discount for every purchase you want to make! Do not forget to taken pictures on the wonderful stairs of the library and take a look at one of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank T1025ZU_
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a magical bookstore where you can spend hours. It should be wise not to run through it because it's quite crowded. But it is possible to take a look at the store and the books, just take time for it and don't be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Maria K
Reviewed 4 days ago

The library is very beautiful indeed, however also very small. We arrived in the first hour that opens and it was better, because after that the place was so full it was almost impossible to walk or see the books to buy,

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank deh_amatto
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful decor - with wood panelling, decorative plastered ceiling, large stained glass skylight and stunning staircase. Well worth the visit. Very popular.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MarkWR2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited the Livraria and found J.K.’s inspiration. Every nook and cranny spewed the ingredients of all the Harry Potter books/movies. Take your time when you visit (you are paying 5 Euros after all). They do not allow backpacks so be sure to use the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MO11554
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ok, this was the most enjoyable place I visited when in beautiful Porto. I was so disappointed as I felt conned and didn't enjoy the experience at all. Firstly, queue for tickets - 5 Euro each. We were told these were redeemable against a book...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Buckhursthill
Reviewed 5 days ago

during our weekend visit we made a bee line to visit this book shop, so beautiful, so glad we did. Enjoyed looking around and getting photos of the beautiful staircase. I am a Harry potter fan and could imagine JK Rawlings being inspired here. Worth...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Katarzyna D
22 October 2018|
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Response from LL517LL | Reviewed this property |
The price for entrance is €5, it’s busy in morning but lines got shorter in afternoon and later in the day. Plus you have to use paid lockers to store your pocketbooks or bags.
21 October 2018|
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Response from Qwerty_Poiuyt | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no such limitation. You may not use your photos for commercial purposes, and you are asked to CO tribute to a calm visit and a steady flow of and down the stairs. This was the case in October, at least.
26 August 2017|
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Response from Xtinemd | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delayed reply , just like the rest we just turned up and bought tickets , enjoy your travels !