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Oct. 7, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
Interior of Livraria Lello showing the iconic red staircase

Photo: Matthew Furtado/Flickr

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Livraria Lello

Among the oldest bookstores in Portugal, Livraria Lello’s neo-gothic exterior and intriguing staircase were designed by architect Xavier Esteves. Visitors can find food and wine on the top floor of the bookstore, and Portuguese, English and French books all around.