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The cathedral-like Livraria Lello, at 144 Rua das Carmelitas in the Portuguese city of Porto, is so atmospheric tourists reverently lower their voices. Manager Antero Braga explains: ”The bookshop was opened in 1906 and designed to echo the monastic library tradition which preserved Portuguese culture during the Moorish invasion.”

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20 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

20 most beautiful libraries in the world...

Portugal’s Lello Bookstore, founded in 1906, is one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. Designed and built by engineering professor Xavier Esteves, it is a stunning example of neo-gothic design and features stained glass, carved wood, and a spectacular art nouveau curved staircase. Pillars are decorated with bronze bas-reliefs of Portuguese literature figures.

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49 Breathtaking Libraries From All Over The World

Library at the Benedictine Monastery in Admont, Austria. Kinda reminds me of Beauty and the Beast...

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14 Beautiful Independent Bookshops In London

Daunt Books, 83-84 Marylebone High St. London, W1U 4QW. | 14 Beautiful Independent Bookshops In London

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14 Cheap and Warm Destinations to Visit This Summer

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