Ler Devagar


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Ler Devagar

Ler Devagar is a quirky bookshop and cafe with two levels, stacked floor to ceiling with book in Portuguese and English. The perfect calm spot to sit and have a conversation or read a book. Upstairs you'll find a vinyl record store and several industrial machines left over from the days when the building was part of a textile factory.


A lot of the shopping in Lisbon is now housed in enormous shopping centres such as Colombo and Amoreiras, or in smaller gallerias. The city’s old centre, Baixa, retains its identity as a traditional shopping district, where you walk on the streets (some of them traffic-free) and drop into the shops. Go in for cork designs, gourmet food, crafts, soaps, shoes and if your wallet allows, gold. Chiado is close to Baixa, and has the reputation of being the city’s finest shopping district. Chiado successfully manages to combine the gallery model with open shopping, combining the best of both worlds.