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  • Sena Serene

    This divine neo-gothic bookstore, opened in 1906, contains what we consider to be the ultimate definition of a stairway to heaven. Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal //The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

  • Karen Alho

    Woud love to have a library or bookstore like this! "This divine neo-gothic bookstore, opened in 1906, contains what we consider to be the ultimate definition of a stairway to heaven. Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal." Went to see it last week. Very small, but quite wonderful!

  • Peggy Thuman

    1906 Art Nouveau design in this bookstore in Porto, Portugal . Like the stairs.

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This divine neo-gothic bookstore, opened in 1906, contains what we consider to be the ultimate definition of a stairway to heaven. Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal

Lello Bookshop, considered one of the most beautiful in the World. Located in Porto, Portugal...just 300 km from Lisbon!

Livraria Lello & Irmão, also known as Livraria Chardron or simply Livraria Lello (Lello Bookstore). Along with Bertrand in Lisbon, it is one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal ✉ Rua das Carmelitas 144, 4050-161 ✆ +351 222 002 037

The Art Nouveau facade of the Lello Bookstore in Porto, Portugal.

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