Livraria Lello & Irmão

Historic Building and Library in Porto

The Livraria Lello
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Found close to the Torre dos Clérigos, the Livraria Lello & Irmão is considered the most beautiful library in Europe and one of the most beautiful in the world.

The Livraria Lello & Irmão, also known as the Lello Bookstore, is a renowned bookstore located in the civil parish of Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória in the city of Porto, Portugal. It is considered one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal, along with Bertrand in Lisbon. The bookstore is highly rated, being listed as one of the best bookstores in the world by guidebook publisher Lonely Planet and The Guardian. It is placed third in these lists.

N.B. Unfortunately, the bookshop is no longer free to visit. To regulate the crowds in the bookstore, you must purchase entrance tickets which you must do online through the official website.

The Livraria Lello & Irmão appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Porto!

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Visiting Livraria Lello & Irmão


Monday – Saturday: 10am – 7pm.


Entrance fee: € 5 (£ 4.40) (if you buy anything you will be refunded the ticket price).

Address: Livraria Lello, Rua das Carmelitas, Porto, Portugal
Duration: 20 minutes

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