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Prepare to step into Hogwarts at Livraria Lello bookstore in Porto, Portugal.

I visited one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores, which is over 100 years old and a rumored inspiration behind Harry Potter — and de...

The Livraria Lello bookstore in Porto is one of the world's oldest bookstores, frequently ranked as one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, and a top place to visit in Portugal. Many say it was a direct inspiration for J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter books.
What the Livraria Lello bookstore in Portugal looks like empty.

2 photos show how different it is visiting Portugal in the high season vs. the low season

Tourism is booming in Portugal with the country receiving a record 12.7 million tourists last year, a number that is sure to increase this year. But it's overrunning places like the Livraria Lello bookstore with tourists.
Many travelers believe the most beautiful McDonald's in the world is in Porto, an age-old coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its gorgeous cobblestone streets and historic medieval city center.

I ate at the most beautiful McDonald’s in the world, with crystal chandeliers, stained glass windows, and outrageously delicious pastries

Many travelers believe the most beautiful McDonald's in the world is in Porto, an age-old coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its gorgeous cobblestone streets and historic medieval city center.
Colourful Porto is one of the most friendly places on the list.

The 32 most fun, friendly, and affordable cities in the world

Scores were assigned to categories across food, drink, culture, friendliness, affordability, happiness, and liveability to produce the ranking.