Suite Superior- Camilo Castelo Branco
Suite Superior- Camilo Castelo Branco

Camilo Castelo Branco


{March 16, 1825 {Lisbon, Portugal} – June 1, 1890 {Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal}}

In our Torel Palace Porto, a boutique hotel in the center of Porto, the writer Camilo Castelo Branco is honored with one of our Suite Superior hotel rooms, with balcony and double bed. The decoration of the Suite was made by Portuguese designer Isabel de Sá Nogueira, and the portrait of the author was created by the painter Jorge Curval. Located on the first floor, it is one of the most spacious rooms in our palace.

The bathroom, which intrigues our guests, takes place in the middle of the room, inside a large mirrored cube.

49 m2
Double/twin bed
Pool view
Nespresso coffee machine
Mini bar
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Occupancy: up to three people.



Camilo Ferreira Botelho Castelo Branco was a Portuguese writer, chronicler, playwright, and novelist. He was also the 1st Viscount of Correia Botelho, a title awarded by King Luís I.

The writer was orphaned of a mother at the age of two and of a father at the age of nine. He entered the Medicine course in Porto, in 1844, but did not pass the 2nd year, since literature was his great passion. In 1845, he began his literary activity in poetry, later moving on to Theater and Journalism.
Between 1862 and 1863, the writer published eleven novels, achieving unprecedented notoriety. He was the first Portuguese writer to live exclusively from his literary activity. Considered one of the most prominent writers in Portuguese Literature, the troubled life of Castelo Branco often served as an inspiration for his writing. Since 1865, Camilo begins to suffer from serious visual problems. Camilo consulted the best specialists in search of a cure, but with no luck. His eye disease worsened, causing him to become blind in 1890, when he was 55 years old. Unable to write and in desperation, he shot himself with a revolver.

Some of his main works:

Memórias do cárcere (1862);
Amor de perdição (1862);
The fall of an angel (1865);
Eusébio Macário (1879).

“There is no rational beacon for the beautiful, nor for the horrible illusions, when love invents them.” - Amor de perdição, Camilo Castelo Branco.

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