Lello Bookshop – Oporto's Showcase Bookshop
Hailed by many as the “most beautiful bookshop in the world” Lello Bookshop in Oporto has become a sightseeing attraction for overseas visitors and locals alike. When you step through the entrance of this bookshop you’ll be bowled over by the stunning architecture and rich interior decoration.
The facade of Lello Bookshop building is an excellent neo-gothic design and the building itself has been classified as a National Monument.
Lello’s amazing interior includes heavily decorated walls and ceilings with intricate wood carvings, and its amazing red swirling staircase which takes you to the second level. An impressive stained glass skylight bears Lello’s monogram and motto “Decus in Labore” or Dedication is in the Labor – and this bookshop is certainly a labour of love and dedication by the many people involved.