Livraria Lello

Built in neo-Gothic style, the Bookshop has a magnificent façade, formed by a wide depressed arch, whose entrance is divided into a central door, flanked by two shop windows. Over this arch there is a triple window. On the sides of the window, two painted figures stand out, by José Bielman, symbolizing Art and Science. Note the tracery that tops the entire building. At the entrance, in the center of the vast room, an ornamental staircase gives access to an upper level, where some tables serve as support for the exhibition of books. Wooden benches, covered in leather, and shelves that cover the walls make up the main space of the bookstore.


Rua das Carmelitas, 144


  • 8.00€
  • American Express, Cash, Mastercard, Visa
  • Difficult external parking
  • Typical houses & Relevant buildings
  • Visitable (no guide), Shop

    opening hours

  • monday: 09:00-19:00
  • tuesday: 09:00-19:00
  • wednesday: 09:00-19:00
  • thursday: 09:00-19:00
  • friday: 09:00-19:00
  • saturday: 09:00-19:00
  • sunday: 09:00-19:00

Monuments near Livraria Lello

Cadeia e Tribunal da Relação do Porto / Centro Português de Fotografia

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Capela de Nossa Senhora da Silva

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Fonte dos Leões

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Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória

XVII century temple, built at the place where a former synagogue used to be. At the inside you may admire chromium plated panels and golden wood carving works.

Universidade do Porto

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