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Livraria Lello & Irmão

Livraria Lello & Irmão

Opened in 1906, it is distinguished by its beautiful Art Nouveau facade, with neogothic notes. Inside the building stands the painted plaster decoration imitating wood, the access staircase to the upper floor - one of the first constructions of reinforced cement of the city of Porto -, and the great stained glass in the ceiling, that bears the monogram and the currency from the bookstore: "Decus in Labore". In 2008, the English newspaper The Guardian considered it the third most beautiful in the world, the same rating given by Lonely Planet, in its guide Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2011, being described as "a pearl of new art", highlighting the "Neo-Gothic shelves" and the "red spiral staircase".

Location: Rua das Carmelitas, 144, 4050-161 Porto
Tel .: +351 222018170
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed: Sun.