Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Livraria Lello

Dating back to 1869 (in a location nearby) and rated the 3rd best bookstore in the world by Lonely Planet, most visitors want to see it more because its twisting staircase was the inspiration for the one in the Harry Potter books, which J.K. Rowling wrote partly in Porto while working here as an English teacher. And it is an amazing place, although jammed with tourists all the time.


There are beautiful architectural details everywhere, particularly the ceilings and skylight:

A vertiginous look down at the bookcases from the upper floor:

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