Also called the “Harry Potter”-Bookstore, for JK Rowling supposedly being here and taking inspiration, Lello & Irmão is a magnificent piece of architecture in Porto, Portugal. It was build in 1906 by Xavier Esteves, a well known Iberian architect of the prewar period. Usually the style is described as Neogothic-Jugendstil, while that being true, it has definitely a fantastic or mystic touch. Certainly the bookshop would fit very well in any wizardry story and it is the perfect place to dive in into your fantasy book. The store and the books seem to mix here in an interesting, almost magic way. I very much recommend a visit.

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