Located in the heart of downtown Porto, Livraria Lello is a bookstore with an extraordinary historical and architectural significance. Opened in 1906 by the Lello brothers, the bookshop boasts a facade in Gothic style, distinct from the surrounding urban landscape. Inside, the central staircase is particularly grand, as well as the large stained glass window bearing the store's monogram.
The store rocketed to world fame after it was recognized as the inspiration behind the staircase at Hogwarts in JK Rowling' Harry Potter serires. The bookstore is also recognized as “one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world” by many magazines and publications including Time, The Guardian, and Lonely Planet.