What is it? It is one of the most emblematic bookstores in the country — and the world. It is right in the centre of Porto and is part of its historical heritage.
Why go? It was born in 1906 at number 144 Rua das Carmelitas. And it remained there until today, with the neogothic architecture that characterizes it, the carved wood, the golden columns and the ornate ceilings that form a unique calling card. But this historic building is not only there to be admired, and about 300 thousand books per year also come out of the high shelves distributed on both floors.
Don’t miss: If you are a fan of the Harry Potter saga, know that this bookstore served as an inspiring setting for author J.K. Rowling, who lived in Porto.