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Livraria Lello Portugal

Livraria Lello is a well-known bookstore in Porto. It dates back to the 1860s although the name and ownership have changed over the years. It is said to have inspired J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series; she taught English in Porto for several years.

It has been rated as the third finest book store in the world (so where are the other two?). At its heart is the spectacular stairway but there are other photographic attractions too.
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Walk from any location in old port, Porto area
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Lots of people

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07:21 19:32
04:47
41°8'48.0888" N 8°36'53.4393" W

Bookmarks (5)

  • Alina Goja
  • Chris Codelli
  • Herbert A. Franke
  • Craig Marvil
  • Robert Dettman
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Alona Azaria
Alona Azaria 18.05.2018
Well done! you managed to get the shot free of people :-) as to the Eur.5, if you buy a book you will be reimbursed but anyway do not miss the second floor. Hang on in there if you are a die-hard like me, that fraction of a second free of people will come eventually so be ready.
Frank Garvey
Frank Garvey 18.05.2018
Thank you Alona! I had many ideas for getting multiple captures here. I was not anticipating the, what seemed to be a nonstop wave of visitors. My hat is off to you for your ability of being so concentrated. After two and a half hours, my focus was overwhelmed :-)
Alona Azaria
Alona Azaria 18.05.2018
Lol, I know what you mean, and standing in the queue for such a long time, I thought to myself: I am not going to leave this place without a decent shot or two. The amount of people they let in at a time is indeed madness :-) mind you at the end of the second floor there seem to be a coffee shop, I did not notice that at the time, only once I post produced the photos.

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Thank you Frank Garvey for creating this photo spot and Edward for improving it with additional photos or content.
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