Suite Superior Bocage
Suite Superior Bocage

Bocage

SUITE SUPERIOR MANUEL DU BOCAGE

{September 15, 1765 {Setúbal, Portugal} – December 21, 1805 {Lisbon, Portugal}}

 

DISCOVER OUR SUITE SUPERIOR MANUEL DU BOCAGE:

We honor Bocage with one of our Suite Superior hotel rooms, overlooking the pool, in our Torel Palace Porto, a luxury hotel in the center of Porto.

The room was decorated by the designer Isabel Sá Nogueira, with the portrait of the author painted by Jorge Curval.

Based on the first floor, it is one of the most spacious rooms in our mansion. It has a double or twin bed.

One of the most special features of this Suite is the giant cube, completely covered in mirror, planted in the center of the room. It is in this cube that we find the bathroom, decorated in marble.


Suite Superior Manuel du Bocage:

*An extraordinary room category in the most elegant and romantic hotel in Porto.

  • 49 m2;
  • Double/twin bed;
  • View of the pool;
  • Nespresso coffee machine;
  • Minibar;
  • Television;
  • Free WiFi;
  • Air conditioning;
  • Hair dryer;
  • Safe;
  • Occupancy: up to three people.

 

See our other rooms in the Suite Superior category: Luís de Camões, Camilo Castelo Branco, Ramalho Ortigão, Guerra Junqueiro.


ABOUT THE WRITER…

Manuel Maria Barbosa l'Hedois du Bocage was an important Portuguese poet of the 18th century.

Bocage had a difficult childhood, as his father was arrested when he was just six years old, and he lost his mother at age 10.

He joined the army at age 16; and, later, to the Portuguese navy, where he traveled through Brazil, Africa, China, and India.

In 1790, he returned to Lisbon, where he began his literary life, to which he devoted himself until his death.

Together with the poets Camões and Antero de Quental, Bocage is part of the group of the greatest Portuguese lyrical sonnetists.

 

Some of his main works:

  • Morte de D. Ignez de Castro;
  • A pavorosa ilusão;
  • A virtude laureada;
  • Elegia;
  • Improvisos de Bocage.

“The joys of love are like a diamond / Which, without the setting that touches it, / Lost its politeness, lost its shine.” Letters from Olinda and Alzira, Manuel du Bocage.