Suite Superior Guerra Junqueiro
Suite Superior Guerra Junqueiro

Guerra Junqueiro

SUITE SUPERIOR GUERRA JUNQUEIRO

{September 15, 1850 {Bragança, Portugal} – July 7, 1923 {Lisbon, Portugal}}

 

Discover our Suite Superior Guerra Junqueiro:

 

In our Torel Palace Porto, a boutique hotel in the center of Porto, we pay tribute to Guerra Junqueiro in one of our Suite Superior hotel rooms, with balcony and pool view.

 

A suite, decorada pela designer Isabel Sá Nogueira, situa-se no terceiro e penúltimo piso do palácio, e é um dos quartos mais espaçosos no nosso palacete.

The suite, adorned by designer Isabel Sá Nogueira, stays on the third and penultimate floor of the palace, and is one of the most spacious rooms in our palace.

One of the particularities of this Suite is the giant cube, fixed in the center of the room. It is in this cube, entirely lined with a mirror, that the bathroom, decorated in marble, is based.


Suite Superior Guerra Junqueiro:

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

  • 49 m2;
  • Double or twin bed;
  • View of the pool;
  • Balcony;
  • 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: Bocage, Luís de Camões, Camilo Castelo Branco, Ramalho Ortigão.


About the writer...

 

Abílio Manuel Guerra Junqueiro was an administrative employee, politician, deputy, journalist, and Portuguese poet. He was considered the “Portuguese Victor Hugo” and, by many, the greatest Portuguese social poet of his time.

Junqueiro was a law student at the University of Coimbra until 1873, when he began to show a talent for poetry. In 1874, he published “A Morte de D. João”, achieving a huge success and receiving praise from famous writers such as Camilo Castelo Branco and Joaquim Pedro de Oliveira Martins.

In addition to being a poet, he was a politically active character in the establishment of the Portuguese republic. His poetry reflected the author's deep discontent with the decadence of Portugal and its opposition to the monarchy, helping to create the revolutionary environment that led to the establishment of the Republic.

Throughout his life, he gained recognition not only nationally, but also internationally. Several writers expressed admiration for his writing, such as Eça de Queiroz, who considered him “the great poet of the Peninsula”, Fernando Pessoa, who classified Pátria as a work “superior to the Lusíadas” and Miguel de Unamuno, a Spanish writer, who considered “one of the greatest poets in the world”. Today, the Casa-Museu Guerra Junqueiro cultural center in Porto honors the memory of this famous writer.

 

Some of his main works:

  • A morte de D. João (1874);
  • Contos para a infância (1875);
  • A musa em férias (1879);
  • Pátria (1915).

 

“To be happy is to be strong. Force is a lever.”

– A morte de D. João, Guerra Junqueiro.