Livraria Lello, Porto
“Opened in 1906, Livraria Lello is one of the most beautiful bookstores in Porto and the world. It is the agship store for one of the most important Portuguese publishing houses. Designed by Xavier Esteves, the bookstore’s arquitecture and interior design are stunning. The facade is an excellent neogothic design. Once inside, there is the curvaceous red stairway connecting the two levels.”
This library inspired J.K. Rowling for the Harry Potter books.