Suite Superior Ramalho Ortigão
Suite Superior Ramalho Ortigão

Ramalho Ortigão


{October 24, 1836 {Porto, Portugal} – September 27, 1915 {Lisbon, Portugal}}


Discover our Suite Superior Ramalho Ortigão:


Ramalho Ortigão is prestigious in our Torel Palace Porto, a luxury boutique hotel in the center of Porto, with one of the best hotel rooms: the Suite Superior Ramalho Ortigão. The Suite has a double bed and a view to the city.     

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

Based on the third and penultimate floor, it is one of the most spacious rooms/suites in our mansion.


The giant cube, all mirrored and decorated in dark marble, found in the bedroom contains the bathroom.

Suite Superior Ramalho Ortigão:

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

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


Please also check the other rooms in the Suite Superior category: Bocage, Luís de Camões, Camilo Castelo Branco, Guerra Junqueiro.

About the writer...


José Duarte Ramalho Ortigão was a Portuguese writer.

As a teenager, he read Viagens na minha terra, by Almeida Garrett, a work that impressed him so much that it inspired him to become a writer. He was a French teacher at Colégio da Lapa, where he had as a student Eça de Queiroz, a future friend and partner in literary works.

Ramalho Ortigão had an enormous taste for travel, having visited countries such as England, France, Holland and Italy, and each trip was an inspiration for his works. However, his attachment to his homeland continued to show in his writing. Ortigão reflects a desire for national progress, including the reaffirmation of Portuguese culture, in contrast to his experiences abroad.


Some of his main works:

  • The mistery of the Sintra road (1870);
  • As farpas (1871- 1882);
  • As praias de Portugal (1876);
  • A Holanda (1894).


“The most effective way to be useful to your country is to educate your child.” As farpas, Ramalho Ortigão.