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Livraria Lello

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Bookstore Lello Priority Entrance Ticket with Two Books
From $14.29*
Bookstore Lello Priority Entrance Ticket with Two Books
From $14.29*
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“book store”(214 reviews)
“jk rowling”(166 reviews)
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

It took hours to line up first for the ticket (I understood can buy online) then line up to get in. If your hotel offers the fast track at higher price, take that if you don’t want to spend time lining up. The interior is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This bookstore is beautiful. In fact, it is breathtaking. I love bookstores, I love architecture, I love historic buildings. This bookstore is all of those in one. The problem is that there is a group of people who visit this store because it inspired the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jilliod
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful place but very crowded. Friendly and informative staff. Buy tickets ahead to avoid the massive queue.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mariagD7608BM
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m sure it all has to do with the Harry Potter story and the fact that the author visited there but too crowded and 5 euros to get in. Books are expensive even though you can use the 5 € as credit towards the purchase....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank E2807TAchrism
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s always a good experience for those who love books, but the main issue is the excess of people. We advise to buy the tickets online, if not the tickets can be purchased in the next door building called Lello check in, the cost is...More

Thank funa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Luckily We didn’t have to Queue too long today , however we didn’t realise that you need a ticket from another building 3 doors up the road to get in . So ended up queuing twice once we realised . Overall it wasn’t a pleasant...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 557philc
Reviewed 3 days ago

Being a local I was used to pass by the library on a weekly basis and to buy my books there. Today I ended up going there and it was choking to see how they marketed it, how crowed it was. The architecture keeps being...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JoanaFF77
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The architecture here is spectacular, but I'd highly recommend visiting as early as possible to try and avoid some of the crowds. Fully appreciate I was one of the tourists in there (!) But really difficult to appreciate it when it's as busy as it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cookington
Reviewed 3 days ago

We waited in the rain for a couple of hours for this experience. We hadn’t realised we needed tickets to enter until the shop was about to open. Tickets can be bought online or at the ticket office near the bookshop. This is a quaint...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It truly is the most beautiful bookstore. If you have Harry Potter fans in your family you should stop by. The ticket line was fairly quick. No backpacks are allowed in. You need to put your pack in a locker after you buy your ticket...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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April 20, 2019|
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Response from MontanaLaura | Reviewed this property |
The line is the same if you’ve purchased tickets or not. There is no time you have to go in once you’ve purchased them. Someone from the store walks through the line to see if you’ve purchased a ticket. If you have someone... More
Katarzyna D
October 21, 2018|
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Response from LL517LL | Reviewed this property |
The price for entrance is €5, it’s busy in morning but lines got shorter in afternoon and later in the day. Plus you have to use paid lockers to store your pocketbooks or bags.
October 20, 2018|
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Response from Qwerty_Poiuyt | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no such limitation. You may not use your photos for commercial purposes, and you are asked to CO tribute to a calm visit and a steady flow of and down the stairs. This was the case in October, at least.