Executive Superior David Mourão Ferreira
Executive Superior David Mourão Ferreira

David Mourão-Ferreira


{24 February 1927 {Lisbon, Portugal} – 16 June 1996 {Lisbon, Portugal}}


Discover our Executive Superior David Mourão-Ferreira:


Our boutique hotel in the center of Porto, Torel Palace Porto, we pay tribute to David Mourão-Ferreira in one of our Executive Superior hotel rooms, with a balcony overlooking the city.   


On the top floor of our palace, this room was decorated by the designer Isabel Sá Nogueira, with the portrait of the author created by Jorge Curval.

On the opposite side of the double/twin bed and on the outside of the bathroom, the wall is entirely lined with a mirror, one of the most interesting aspects of the room.

Executive Superior David Mourão-Ferreira:

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

  • 29 m2;
  • Double or twin bed;
  • Balcony;
  • City view;
  • Nespresso coffee machine;
  • Minibar;
  • Television;
  • Free WiFi;
  • Air conditioning;
  • Hair dryer;
  • Safe;
  • Occupancy: up to two people.


See our other rooms in the Executive Superior category: Vergílio Ferreira, José Régio.

About the writer...


David de Jesus Mourão-Ferreira was a Portuguese poet, novelist, novelist, playwright, teacher, and literary critic.

Considered one of the greatest contemporary Portuguese poets of his time, he gained notoriety with his poems performed by the famous fado singer Amália Rodrigues, such as Sombra, Maria Lisboa, Fado Peniche and Barco Negro.

David Mourão-Ferreira had “the craft of writing”: he needed to live to write and write to live. It had as reference and inspiration the authors José Régio and Almeida Garrett, among others.

“Poet of love and sensuality”, the writer celebrates eroticism and the body through his words. He is therefore the author of the most beautiful Portuguese love poems. Despite having explored other themes, he was mainly known for the romantic theme.

His literary works were recognized by the award of eleven literary prizes: among others, three for poetry and four for romance.


Some of his main works:

  • Do tempo ao coração (1966);
  • Cancioneiro de natal (1971);
  • Matura idade (1973);
  • Lucky in love (1986).


“For me, writing is primarily about making love with words.”

- Lucky in love, David Mourão-Ferreira.