Since its opening in 1906, it has gone through three great restorations - the most recent in 2017. Inspired by the neo-gothic architectural movement that was very popular in England in the 18th and 19th century, it’s an undeniable part of Porto’s patrimony. From the outside it’s already impressive, but it’s inside, with its huge wooden staircase, stained glass windows and ornate ceilings, that people really fall under its charm. Unfortunately, the excess of curious people who walked in “just to have a look” has prompted the bookstore to charge €4 for entry (deductible from any book purchase).
Rua das Carmelitas, 144. +351 22 200 2037. 10am-7.30pm.