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Livraria Lello e Irmão

  • Rua das Carmelitas 144 Map It
  • Porto
  • Books/Stationery
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 03/16/2017

Fodor's Review

Legend has it that one of J. K. Rowling’s chief inspirations for the fantasy world of Harry Potter was this turn-of-the-last-century bookstore located in the Vitoria district. Although Rowling hasn’t confirmed these rumors, an undeniable fairy-tale-like magic permeates this place, whether you’re marveling at its 60,000 books, painted-glass ceiling, neo-Gothic facade, or crimson double-helix staircase. In recent years, the bookstore has become so overrun with tourists that there’s now a €3 entry fee, which is redeemable against any purchase in the store.

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Rua das Carmelitas 144, Porto, Porto, 4050-161, Portugal

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Published 03/16/2017


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