We’ve talked about hotels that are ideal for bookworms before, but with around 50,000 books and an in-house gin bar, this hotel in Portugal is arguably the best holiday destination for book lovers looking to catch up on their reading.
The Literary Man is an elegant hotel nestled in the 700-year-old medieval city of Óbidos, an hour and a half away from Lisbon, Portugal. The city itself is a haven for book lovers with several book shops and a literary festival.
Óbidos was named a UNESCO Creative City in 2015 for its well-preserved medieval architecture and commitment to the creative arts, particularly literature. The city hosts the International Literary Festival for writers, editors, and publishers, which is a great opportunity for networking if you’re a creative working in the literary world.
Like the hotel's name hints, there are books in every corner of the Literary Man. The doors are lined with books and even the hotel restaurant is inside a library lounge. Readers can snuggle up by the fireplace and enjoy classic vintage titles, rare books, and bestsellers while sipping gin from the hotel’s gin bar. There’s really no better place to spend your holidays if you’d like to explore an ancient city with a rich literary heritage, and of course, read!