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Livraria Lello

Rua das Carmelitas, 144, Porto 4050-161, Portugal
+351 222018170
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Ranked #4 of 29 Shopping in Porto
Traveler Description: This famous bookshop is open 1 hour before official opening hours in order to give you a chance to take pictures. The official opening hours are... more »
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Olafsfjordur, Iceland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Loved the store, the building, the decorations and of course vast variety of books. Photographing allowed between 9-10 in the morning else forbidden.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

An inspiring place that you will enjoy to visit...Photos are not allowed we can totally understand why... the best thing to do is to spent some time inside and record this amazing architecture in your mind...

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

I was glad other reviewers said you can't take pictures here so I was prepared. It's a shame but oh well. Lots of people tried to sneak a pic with their phones or cameras, but there are signs everywhere and we kept hearing the shop people say, "No photo! No photo!" I guess they want to sell postcards. So that's... More

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

No pictures are allowed once inside the bookstore. However, it is a must see to understand the inspiration that it gave for Harry Potter fans.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Its an amazing store , situated in old church , You can enjoy gothic architekture as outside as beautifull decor inside . Its a small building but one of the micest livraria i saw

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Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I first visited this bookstore 22 years ago looking for a better portugese-english dictionary. It's a shame the crowds have affected visits to this bookstore adversely. It is first and foremost a bookstore with incredibly beautiful architecture and design. Don't let the crowds keep you away.

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Catania, Italy
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157 reviews 157 reviews
33 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

it s a wonderfull place.one of the most impressive livraria of the world.but long queue,no picture inside,expensive.but just try to visit it

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London, United Kingdom
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246 reviews 246 reviews
89 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I think it was our hotel reception that suggested we visit this bookstore. Admittedly it sounded a little odd, but when we got there it was well worth the walk. As far as bookstores go, it's not that great - a bit of a mish mash of stock. But you go to see the inside of the building as it... More

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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This shop is absolutely gorgeous, but the shop has a strict photo policy! I would have loved to have gotten a nice shot of the incredible stair case (which is incredible enough to have inspired JK Rowling herself) but no photos after the designated time! Either way, great place to stop!

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Lilburn, Georgia, United States
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27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have two teens who love the Harry Potter books so they really wanted to go this bookstore. I am glad we made the time because they could identify with this store. If you try to take pictures , you will get screamed at! It is very crowded but the we bought couple of post cards and magnets and did... More

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