Livraria Lello is a bookstore located in the city of Porto, Portugal
Livraria Lello is a bookstore located in the city of Porto, Portugal. It is considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world and is a popular tourist destination. The bookstore was established in 1906 by the Lello brothers, José and António, and is one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal.
The bookstore is known for its striking Art Nouveau architecture and its ornate interior design, which includes a grand staircase, intricate wood carvings, and stained glass windows. The bookstore is also known for its impressive collection of books, which includes a wide range of titles in Portuguese, as well as books in other languages.
Livraria Lello is also known for its association with the famous author J.K. Rowling, who lived in Porto while teaching English and is said to have been inspired by the bookstore while writing the Harry Potter series. The bookstore features in some of the touristic routes of the city and is considered a must-see destination for book lovers and Harry Potter fans.
The bookstore is open to the public, and visitors can browse the collection, take a guided tour, or simply admire the architecture and history of the building. Note that since it is a very popular destination, there may be a queue and a limited number of visitors allowed in the bookstore at the same time. If you're looking for a place to stay, check out our selection of affordable apartments right in the center of Porto. You can easily explore the city and its attractions on foot with our convenient location.