Today, the charming Livraria Lello is most commonly known as the “Harry Potter Book Store”! This exquisite store, opened since 1906, features a winding staircase, stained glass skylight, and wood carved ceiling.
This bookstore’s claim to fame is in partly due to JK Rowling. She frequently visited the store while living in Porto in the early 90’s. Just a short walk from the bookstore, you will find Cafe Majestic, where she wrote the first draft of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!
While there is a fee to enter the store, it is well worth it. The store itself looks beautiful from the outside, but is truly magical inside. Featuring a neo-Gothic style, it is filled with books lining every wall. It’s certainly a must for visitors of Porto and not to be missed by any Harry Potter fans!
We suggest visiting Livaria Lello’s Official Website to purchase your tickets ahead of time!