Lello Bookshop

Destaque
Photo:
  • Monuments
  • Neo-Gothic,
  • Address: Rua das Carmelitas, 144, 4050-161 Porto
  • Tel.: +351 222002037
  • Opening hours: Daily: 9:30am-8pm
  • Cost: Undefined
  • Tags: Accessibilities, Tram, Unmissable
  • FoursquareFacebook
  • Accessible for people with impairments: Physical
  • Wireless internet access: Yes
  • Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, Italian
  • Payment cards: Multibanco, VISA, American Express, Mastercard
  • The building where the library is now located was inaugurated in 1906. Special mention goes to its beautiful Art Nouveau façade with neo-Gothic details. On the inside, the library is decorated in painted plaster imitating wood and presents a magnificent staircase linking it to the upper floor - one of the first reinforced concrete works in Porto. Also worthy of attention is the huge stained-glass skylight, bearing the library's monogram and motto: 'Decus in Labore'. In 2008, the English newspaper The Guardian considered this library the world's third most beautiful, as did the Lonely Planet in its guide "Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2011", describing it as an 'Art Nouveau gem', and particularly mentioning its 'neo-Gothic shelves' and the 'lolloping red staircase'.
  • GPS: 41.14679, -8.614912
  • E-mail: info@livrarialello.pt
  • Fax: +351 222058511
  • Nearest Wi-fi/hotspot: Wifi Porto Digital - Jardim de João Chagas , From the south side of Praça Carlos Alberto, Praça dos Leões, Edifício da Reitoria da UP, Praça de Parada Leitão, Jardim de João Chagas (Cordoaria) and Praça de Lisboa
  • Bus: STCP - 1M, STCP - 200, STCP - 201, STCP - 207, STCP - 208, STCP - 300, STCP - 301, STCP - 302, STCP - 303, STCP - 304, STCP - 305, STCP - 3M, STCP - 4M, STCP - 500, STCP - 501, STCP - 507, STCP - 5M, STCP - 600, STCP - 601, STCP - 602, STCP - 703, STCP - 801, STCP - 900, STCP - 901, STCP - 905, STCP - 906, STCP - ZH, STCP - 10M, STCP - 12M, STCP - 13M
  • Tram: STCP - Circular trip Massarelos - Carmo, STCP - Circular trip Carmo - Batalha
  • Sightseeing Tours: City Sightseeing Portugal - Blue Line, Red Line; Yellow bus - Historical Porto, Porto Castles
  • Price: Visitor Voucher: 5,00€ Livraria Lello Friend Card: 10,00€ (discountable amounts only in the purchase of books)
  • Recommended for: Couples, Young people, Families, Seniors, Exclusive

Nearby

Best Western Hotel Inca Best Western Hotel Inca
The hotel counts with 62 rooms (including 4 suites and 1 room for People with reduced mobility), equipped with complete bathroom, air conditioning, mi...
Douro River Cozy Apartments Douro River Cozy Apartments
Apartments
The Douro River Apartments, each one with its own style, are housed in a building that has won awards for the way it has been renovated. These self-...
Oporto Golden Apartment Oporto Golden Apartment
Local accommodation
Located in Porto, 200 meters from the Bolhão Market, 500 meters from Rua das Galerias de Paris, 700 meters from Clérigos and other emblematic monument...
A House With a View - 1st floor A House With a View - 1st floor
Local accommodation
Lovingly restored historic XVIII century apartment (70 sqm, second floor) with a unique garden and magical views over Douro river. It is located at Po...
Irmãos Linos Irmãos Linos
Restaurants
Situated in the Historical Centre, typical Portuguese cuisine is on offer here.
Tasquinha dos Congregados Tasquinha dos Congregados
Restaurants
Located in the city centre, near Avenida dos Aliados, this restaurant is dedicated to Portuguese traditional food.
W do Wilson W do Wilson
Restaurants
Restaurant serving Portuguese cuisine with special attention to snacks and nibbles which can be enjoyed and order up until 2am. It acts as a suitable ...
Cervejaria Brasão Aliados Cervejaria Brasão Aliados
Restaurants
The Cervejaria Brasão was born to share with you a timeless experience, where current events are combined with the know-how of other times.
A com...
Heritage Café Heritage Café
Bars
Situated in the Porto Pestana Hotel, in the historical centre, it is the perfect place to enjoy a drink surrounded by a pleasant ambience.
Santo António Hospital (Centro Hospitalar do Porto) Santo António Hospital (Centro Hospitalar do Porto)
Monuments
The hospital was built between 1770 and 1825 by the Public Works Board, in neo-Palladian English style, or 'Port Wine Architecture', following a plan ...
Arch or Door of Sant Arch or Door of Sant'Ana
Monuments
The Arco (arch) or Porta (door) of Sant'Ana das Aldas, was one of the four doors of the old Porto borough, giving access to the river and to the merch...
Galeria Serpente Galeria Serpente
Exhibition centres and Art galleries
It began business in 1998, with the primary concept of creating a new creative space. The space was intended to bring together the aspect of location ...