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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
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+351 22 200 2037
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The bookshop is a small and absolutely beautiful version of Hogwarts, but the loads and loads of tourists make it a somewhat weird attraction: a bookstore with an entrance fee.

1  Thank Christel R
Reviewed yesterday

When we heard the famous library we were so interested to see an old library, once we were there and we found the long queue we were excited and expected an amazing visit. So long queue waiting in front of the library then discovered that...More

Thank Noghnosh100
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Would you pay to go into a Waterstones? That’s basically what you do here. Difference is this place is special. Worth queuing and waiting. Only takes a few minutes once in though to see everything. Harry Potter (tenuous) link draws hundreds here.

Thank Carl D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Maybe it's fine in February but in the height of the summer, it's way too overcrowded, a victim of its own reputation as the "Harry Potter" bookstore. Cost to enter is 5 euros which goes toward the purchase of a book but the lines are...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love Harry Potter this is probably a must see, but since there are so many Harry Potter fans out there (I like the series, but am not crazy about them) this place was packed. You have to buy a ticket in an adjacent...More

1  Thank Barron B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It will take you on most days some time to get inside: ticket office is located on another, nearby location where there is mostly a queue, pay EUR 5 per person (which will be deducted from the price of a book when you buy one),...More

Thank Pim G
Reviewed 2 days ago

This well-preserved bookshop is well worth a visit. There's something magical happening there, perhaps more noticeable if you're a writer. The creaking floorboards, the winding stairs, the history are all glorious!

Thank mareaj2014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Livraria Lello is of course beautiful but, as things are set up now, it neither works as a tourist attraction or as a book store sadly. We were there early morning in the middle of the week and were pretty much unable to browse the...More

Thank marcusjwilson
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was very annoyed inside the book store... To many people and narrow spaces. But it is a beautiful place. You have to buy a ticket first (5 €) and then that can be used if you’re buying a book.

Thank julamparelli
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The bookshop gets very busy and everyone is forever posing on the stairs for pictures. It was a cool bookshop to see. I know it’s Portugal but considering the amount of tourists I think they need more English books. All three of us wanted a...More

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Tami G
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 !
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12 August 2017|
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Response from AnnKeSt | Reviewed this property |
I defenitely can fully confirm the comment of organicgirl48. The line at the entrance is rather long most of the time, so it is certainly an advantage if you have a timed ticket because you don't have to queue. It's really... More
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Jennifer C
28 June 2017|
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Response from Freddy_on_trips | Reviewed this property |
The voucher can be used to buy a book from the bookstore and i believe it is one voucher per bill. Also i think it the voucher price is standard for kids or adult it would be the same thing.
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