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What a transformation. Indeed if a church had to be converted, it had to be to a bookstore. In summer I had visited Lello in Porto, but this is also quite something,.... heavenly! but then again, we're in a church!
What can you expect in an old church ? A tremendeous collection of books, great coffeeshop, all in the centre of town.
Absolutely loved it, got a few books while I visited, it was a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one!
Its a beautiful Gothic church from the outside, which has been refurbished as a book store, and it is an absolute sight to behold I must say. It is so grand and majestic in terms of art, and has a wide array of books (also in English, which was great for me). One can spend hours…
If you plan on visiting the Bookstore, and if you are driving, use the underground parking lot. It is very close to the bookstore, because if you park on the street and are a minute late getting back, it is a 100 euro fine. The nice owner of a chocolate shop nearby gave us…