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“OMG-Not to be missed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Livraria Lello

Livraria Lello
Rua das Carmelitas, 144, Porto 4050-161, Portugal
+351 222018170
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Ranked #3 of 35 Shopping in Porto
Type: Shopping
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“OMG-Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Absolutely unbelievably cool book store. A must see. You have never seen anything like the beauty of,this bookstore. I was bummed by the numerous "no photos" signs, but bought a nice book there (5 euros) detailing the restoration of the building and including great photos. There's a cozy coffee bar upstairs. Don't miss this place.

Visited April 2013
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“Be careful with Mr Antero!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The book shop is amazing otherwise Mr Antero, the owner, is very unkind because all he want is money!

Visited March 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Hogwarts in Porto!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

An old bookstore that looks like a library from a fairy tale. Incredible murals, tainted glass and carved wooden book shelves. Owners have done a remarkable job of conservation and keep it clean and beautiful.Friendly staff, you can even buy good books here!

Visited April 2012
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Providence, Rhode Island
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“Cool place - no photos allowed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Cool two story bookstore with a GORGEOUS wooden staircase and interesting book selection. I would give it 5 stars except for they don't allow photography. What's up with that?

Visited March 2013
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“Top ?? Site”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is a great place to see!!! If you only have a few hours in Porto I don't think it should be in a top 10 of your list...... The outside is just as gorgeous as the inside but it is really disappointing that you can't take your own photos with your own camera.........I personally think they should at least give you an option to pay a certain amount and you can take whatever photos you like........We witnessed 2 people get yelled at as they took photos with their cameras on their phones. There are people walking around watching you from above. YES IT IS PHOTO WORTHY and worth the risk to get in trouble. But I was good this time and respected their signs and the workers who were making sure we were all behaving.....

Visited March 2013
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