This Hotel in Portugal is a Book Lover's Dream Come True

This Hotel in Portugal is a Book Lover's Dream Come True

Tara Bellucci
Dec 18, 2016

If you're looking to book a bookish getaway, there's a spot in Portugal that is quite novel. The Literary Man Hotel lines their walls with over 45,000 titles.

Located about 90 minutes outside of Lisbon, Obidos is a medieval village that dates back more than 700 years—and has the castle to prove it (which is also a hotel). The town was a wedding present from King Dinis to his bride Isabel in 1282, and has been a resort town for the Portuguese monarchy.

The Literary Man, which opened last year, is located in a former convent. In addition to practically every wall being filled in tomes, there's a restaurant and gin bar with cocktails named after literary legends. You can even book a candlelit massage—surrounded by books, of course.

This isn't the only novel vacation you can take; one Scottish town lets you run a bookshop, and this Tokyo hostel is modeled after a bookstore.

h/t Travel + Leisure

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