Lello Bookstore

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Basic info

Type of attraction

Historic Bookstore

Portuguese name

Livraria Lello

Location

Rua das Carmelitas, 144

Website
Email
+351 222 002 037

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How to visit

Prices

Ticket-Voucher Silver*
General admission: 8,00€

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Aged 3 or under: Free

* Entirely deductible on the purchase of a book.
Visit booking is mandatory.

Free access
  • Aged 3 or under
Opening times

9 am – 7 pm (daily)

Closing days

December 25 & January 1
Easter Sunday
May 1 & June 24

Location

Rua das Carmelitas, 144

Public transports

Metro: São Bento station (line D + 8 min walk)
Train: São Bento station + 8 min walk
Tram: Carmo (line 22)
Bus: 305, 601, 901

More details

  • Neo-gothic facade
  • Art Deco interior details
  • Red staircase
  • Stained glass window
  • José Saramago Room
  • The Little Prince Room
  • Busts of portuguese writers and notable figures of Porto

1906 – Inauguration of the bookstore by the Lello brothers. Building design by Francisco Xavier Esteves.

1920-1950 – One of the leaders in the national book market.

1993 – Beginning of restoration and preservation works.

2006 – First international reference as “the prettiest bookstore in the world”.

2023 – Creation of the Little Prince Room.

the surroundings

  • Trinkas Petisqueira Lounge (74 m)
  • Galeria de Paris (90 m)
  • Reitoria (110 m)
  • Nonna Piazza (160 m)
  • Clérigos Church & Tower (86 m)
  • Liberty Square (281 m)
  • São Bento Railway Station (359 m)
  • Porto Cathedral (496 m)
  • Grilos Church (498 m)

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