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Livraria Lello

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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 2 days ago

Lots of fun but we were here in a November and walked right in. We were chatting with a clerk and he asked us if we had been here during the summer, we said no, he said “Don’t”.

Thank robp497
Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite the crowds and the long queues, this place was simply superb. The architecture inside is really admirable and it was totally worth the 5 Euros entrance fee.

Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Im absolutely in love with this place. 5€ for the entry and a endless queue but for me it was worth it. I love the neo gothic style! The only minus is the crowd! Its a magic place!

Thank 447nm
Reviewed 5 days ago

I do not blame the owners for charging 5 euro to enter! Why not? I found it interesting just to walk around an see it, or maybe I should say wedge my way around to see it. It is gorgeous and I feel like I...More

Thank Meems316
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lello is considered one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world . It is worthy a visit but you shall be prepared to buy tickets to go in and also, depending on the time, to wait in a long line to go in it.

Thank lprocopio
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s becoming a touristy place and takes the charms of quirky book store away. Way too noisy for a book store. Some people comes here for Harry Potter, but the scene was not shot there. the books seem to get charged at a higher price...More

Thank stephaniehP996VD
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited this library on November 12th with our daughter. Very busy but well worth a visit would recommend.

Thank amqhamilton
Reviewed 6 days ago

The famous "Hogwarts" staircase is just as amazing as the guidebooks promise, and despite the wait, the crowds, and the steep entrance fee (currently 5 euros), it's worthwhile. One caveat: the entrance fee can supposedly be used toward purchase of a book (not other merchandise)...More

1  Thank leptoglossus
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited with our guide so didn’t have to queue. Gosh it was heaving and very warm. It’s a fantastic place to visit and that staircase is amazing. I know friends who visited over Christmas when the shop was almost empty and serving mulled wine to...More

Thank Dubaidiva63
Reviewed 6 days ago

Didn't actually get inside the place! The line stretched down the street and wrapped around the corner so my advise would be go early and not at the weekend if you can!

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Katarzyna D
22 October 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.
Lanell P
21 October 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.
26 August 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 !