Padre Himalaya

Honeymoon Suite

Palácio Belmonte: one of the “21 coolest hotels in the world.”


About the Suite

A romantic 2 level double suite built at the top of the Roman tower.
With windows on all sides the bedroom is certainly one of the most extraordinary rooms in the world, for its 360° view over the Alfama and the River Tagus.
The spacious marble bathroom features a sunken bath as well as a shower.
Total area of 77 sqm.

Beds: Double bed
Occupancy: 2 guests
Size: 77 sqm
View: 360º View over the City, S.Jorge Castle, River, Alfama bairro.

Price: 1.200,00€/night with complementary breakfast and VAT included (City tax – 1€/person/day not included).
Special holidays: S. Valentines, Easter and Christmas holidays an extra cost of 100€ per suite will be applied.

Who was Padre Himalaya

Manuel António Gomes (Santiago de Cendufe, Arcos de Valdevez, December 9th, 1868 – Viana do Castelo, December 21st, 1933) was a Portuguese Catholic priest, inventor and physicist. He was a very tall man, and was nicknamed “Father Himalaya” (in Portuguese: Padre Himalaya”), a name he proudly used frequently.

Father Himalaya was a pioneer in Portugal of the solar energy and other renewable energies use. He was also a vegetarian and was interested in naturopathy, particularly fitotherapy and hydrotherapy.

He studied in Paris with Marcellin Berthelot and developed mathematical and astronomical theories to build an innovative artefact to concentrate the solar radiation.

He also lived in the United States and Argentina between 1927 and 1932. In Argentina he wrote a book about cosmology, his inventions and his innovative views on several areas of science.

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Tel: (+351) 218 816 600


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