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Agostinho da Silva

Concept Suite

The Palácio Belmonte speaks so profoundly of Lisbon that some days we scarcely felt the need to venture out at all.

ANDREW HARPER – LUXURY TRAVEL INTELLIGENCE

The Suite

A very intimate and peaceful double suite on the top floor of the palace. This suite starts with an entrance hall lined with XVIII century tiles, with a large wardrobe complete with beautiful polychrome doors. A large open-plan living room and bedroom space follows, with a traditional Portuguese wood ceiling and two very big windows with ancient stone love sits. A grand white marble bathroom comes complete with a large bathtub and his-and-hers sinks. Views from this suite reach over the palace’s roof tops across to the other side of the river. This special suite has a pleasant little addition in the form of a small outdoor space that perfectly catches the sunlight. Area 61 sqm.

Beds: Double Bed or Two Singles
Bathroom: Bathtub with Handheld Shower
Occupancy: 2 Guests
Size: 61 sqm

Price: 650,00€/night with complementary breakfast and VAT included (City tax – 2€/person/day not included)

Special holidays: Saint Valentines, Easter and Christmas holidays an extra cost of 100€ per suite will be applied

Agostinho da Silva

George Agostinho Baptista da Silva (1906 – 1994) was a Portuguese philosopher, essayist and writer. From 1924 to 1928 he read Classical Philology at the Faculdade de Letras of University of Porto. In 1929 , just a year after graduating and when he was only 23, he defends his doctoral dissertation entitled The Historical Sense of Classical Civilizations, earning a doctorate with praise.

Agostinho da Silva was part of a tradition of visionary thought that included Father António Vieira and the poets Luís de Camões and Fernando Pessoa. Like Joachim de Fiore, he spoke of the coming of one age in History, the Age of the Holy Spirit, in which mankind and society attain perfection. To Agostinho da Silva, this meant the absence of economy, brought about by technological evolution, and the absence of government. It also meant that the nature of mankind and the nature of God would become the same. In this sense, his philosophy was both an eschatology and an utopy.
His thoughts combined elements of pantheism and millenarism, an ethic of renunciation (like in Buddhism or Franciscanism), and a belief in freedom as the most important feature of man. He may be considered a practical philosopher, who lived and worked for a change in society, according to his beliefs.
He’s revered as one of the leading Portuguese intellectual personalities of the 20th century. Among the books he wrote, there are biographies of Michelangelo, Pasteur and St. Francis of Assisi, and his most influential book is, probably, Sete Cartas a Um Jovem Filósofo (Seven Letters to a Young Philosopher).

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