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Livraria Lello & Irmão, Porto

Categories: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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  • The library is spectacular in its details and decoration and surely for Portuguese speakers a variety of interesting titles, more it is worth commenting that "sold you" the expectation of being a magical place, that J.K. Rowling, inspired by what you expect to find a little corner "Howard" and I must inform you that there is no such. Also, the variety of titles in other languages is limited. Summary: He longed to buy the latest Harry Potter book in Spanish and they didn't have it. :(
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  • Splendid architecture and variety of books. I was thrilled to enter this space. I recommend to all who are the city of Porto is to enjoy the art and culture.
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  • For those who like places with certain magic this is arguably the best place. With all worked it exists, lets anyone open-mouthed.
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  • Great place to watch people acting in front of cameras in order to look intelligent for social media :-) Jokes aside, this is a very handsome library with mostly Portuguese titles but you can find some gems in English as well. I recommend buying tickets online and using the ticket to get the price off the books that you buy. This place never closes except on 2 or 3 days a year. They were open even on the Republic Day, Oct 5th.
  • I bought a book, removed the price sticker, and found the suggested retail price printed directly on the book was three euros less than what I paid. So no, you don't get your entry fee back, it seems. Quite a sad situation. It's beautiful, but attempts to be both a bookstore and a tourist attraction, failing on both counts. You can't shop because of the crowd, and the Potter fans are annoyed by the heat and the colorful shorts and legs ruining their staircase pictures.
  • The most awesome looking book store this side of the galaxy. It's definitely well worth the visit. Prepare to queue. The price of admission (yes there's an entry fee!) is reduced from your book purchases, which you're almost guaranteed to make.
  • Having been to Porto, this was the most crowded tourist attraction. You need to first wait in one line to buy the tickets and then in another to get in this small but very beautiful book store. Be sure to come around 9.10 am to be the first in line, and enjoy watching the queue gather behind you ;) Likes: you get a small guide with short history, VERY Harry Pottery, the ticket can be used as discount on a purchase. Dislikes: queue, also too crowded inside
  • Small but very beautiful bookshop, before you enter you need to purchase a ticket (and wait in the queue) book prices are not attractive, I found the same book few euro cheaper... The shop itself is very interesting and it is worth to visit - its much nicer than Bertrand bookshop in Lisbon.
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