Lello e Irmão,
The baroque book shop

We continue our trip in Porto, at the visit to the over 100 year old book shop Lello e Irmão, founded in 1906. As the centerpiece in the bookshop is the charismatic staircase, that leads you to the second floor, with magnificent views of the beautiful stained glass window with the families motto ‘Decus in labore’ – which means ‘dedication to the work’. This is truly a stop worth while for any kind of book lover.

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