A contender for world's-most-beautiful bookshop, this store, opened in 1906, is simply amazing. The outside is a slender Gothic Revival front decorated with Art Nouveau paintings representing art and science. Inside it's mind-boggling with  twisting, interlocking wooden staircases, carved balconies and balustrades, stained glass skylights, richly painted ceilings and layer upon layer of dark wood bookshelves. Lello is no frozen museum piece, however, it remains a dynamic cultural hub, hosting readings, book launches and art events. Unfortunately the store is a victim of its own success. Crowds wanting to get in mean there are often long lines. To limit numbers, the owners have introduced 3€ fee which you can reclaim against purchases.