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Livraria Lello

Opens in 16 min: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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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
+351 22 200 2037
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is no library or bookstore quite like it in the world. You feel immediately drawn to its book shelves and walls, the intricate stairwell and understand why even JK Rowling felt drawn to it.

Thank Maria M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have to go here. It is the most beautiful bookstore in the world. It is worth the entrance fee and the fee goes towards a book purchase, and who doesn’t need an excuse to buy another book? It is packed with people taking photos...More

Thank Honor H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The interior of the library is beautiful, but there were so many people that you couldn’t even stop and look at the bookshelves. My friend and I visited at the end of September and as soon as i started going through a book at least...More

Thank daninal2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

The interior architecture of Livraria Lello defies description. Its magic is in the details: the unique curvature of stairs and rails; the placement of small authors' busts on book spines; beautiful stained glass skylights--all this and more creates a world apart from the daily grind...More

Thank Rosa May H
Reviewed 4 days ago

You need a ticket to get in, which you can get around the corner. 5 Eur. They also have a bag check there. I guess they were getting tired of hordes of tourists coming but not buying. If you do buy something they deduct the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Housed in a wonderful two-story building, the Livraria Lello offers books of interest to every reader. The fairy-tale interior is inspiring and adds to the heady experience. Also, the Miro exhibit was very nice and quite well done!

Thank GEG378
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been living in Porto for about 9 months and it has taken until now to visit Lello's because I've refused to stand in the long lines that always seem to be there. But we were in the area about 5pm on a Thursday evening...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Undoubtedly a wonderful bookshop, but very full of tourists making it difficult to photograph. 5 euro entry voucher which you can get refunded if you buy a book but be warned they are very expensive.

Thank camper6
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Payed eur 5 to be allowed in - which is reimbursed if you buy a book. They invented this to dave the store from bankruptcy, and thats fine by me. Dont expect much international literature though, but they have the most fantastic illustrated harry potter...More

Thank Gert A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this bookstore is incredibly beautiful, it's simply not worth the time nor the money. Every guide suggests this as a must-see location, and once inside you can see why, but the huge crowds take away from it all. It's becomes incredibly difficult to appreciate...More

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August 25, 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 !
August 11, 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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June 28, 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.