Although Lissabon might be your first choice if you want to visit literary places in Portugal, Porto has some great things as well. Be sure to check opening times so you won’t have to stand in front of a closed door at the museum of Romanticism, like I did.
I just returned from Portugal yesterday and I loved it. I knew nothing of Portuguese literature but I visited so many literary spots and I’m such a big fan now! So if you ever want to visit Lisbon, here are the best literary places to go.
Shakespeare and Company is not just one of the most cosy bookstores in the world, it also has a long literary history. Read all about what makes this store so unique.
Paris likes to honour writers with museums and monuments, so I made a list of my favourite literary places in Paris.
Paris (and especially Quartier Latin) has some great bookstores. But do some bookstores maybe go too far?
I visited five of the more than 60 libraries in Paris. Read more about these beautiful bookish places!
The Hague is famous for a lot of things: it’s where you can find the Dutch government, international justice institutes and Vermeer’s painting of the girl with the pearl earring. But with the Dutch royal library, great bookstores and the national house of the book, The Hague is definitely also a must-see for bibliophiles!
As a university town, Leiden has a lot to offer to bibliophiles.
Athens has more than just temples and great fish: these are the best literary places to visit!
Even if a region is more famous for it's mustard, it doesn't mean you can't find books there!