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Livraria Lello e Irmão - Poto, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
N 41° 08.804 W 008° 36.894
29T E 532315 N 4555117
Quick Description: Because of its unique historical and artistic value, Livraria Lello e Irmão has been recognized as one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.
Location: Porto, Portugal
Date Posted: 9/11/2015 7:14:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMPK4H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 7

Long Description:

Livraria Lello e Irmão

"The building where the library is now located was inaugurated in 1906. Special mention goes to its beautiful Art Nouveau façade with neo-Gothic details. On the inside, the library is decorated in painted plaster imitating wood and presents a magnificent staircase linking it to the upper floor - one of the first reinforced concrete works in Porto. Also worthy of attention is the huge stained-glass skylight, bearing the library's monogram and motto: 'Decus in Labore'. In 2008, the English newspaper The Guardian considered this library the world's third most beautiful, as did the Lonely Planet in its guide "Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2011", describing it as an 'Art Nouveau gem', and particularly mentioning its 'neo-Gothic shelves' and the 'lolloping red staircase'."

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