Most beautiful bookstore in the world?
Opened in 1906, Livraria Lello is one of the most beautiful bookstores, located in Porto, Portugal. Xavier Esteves’s is the “guilty” architect for this piece of art forgotten by the world. The facade is an excellent example of neo-gothic design and in the center of the bookshop, there is an incredible red stairway connecting the two levels (inspired by the Parisian Galleries Lafayette). The walls and ceilings are heavely decorated, and the magnificent stained-glass skylight with Lello’s motto vecus in labore is impresive.