NYSSE ARRUDA – JOURNAL “O PÚBLICO”
A two level double suite located in a Muslim tower at the entrance of the Palace, with pleasant views to our Patio and Cafe.
Filled with light, the suite has a work space and rest space at the entrance, a bedroom and a black marble bathroom which bathtub is built in an old tunnel to the Castle. Area 45 sqm.
Beds: Double Bed or Two Singles
Bathroom: Bathtub with Handheld Shower
Occupancy: 2 Guests
Size: 45 sqm
View: Pateo, Palace
Price: 500,00€/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
Ferdinand Magellan ( 1480 – 27 April 1521) was a Portuguese explorer who organised the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522, resulting in the first circumnavigation of the Earth, completed by Juan Sebastián Elcano.
Born into a family of minor Portuguese nobility in around 1480, Magellan became a skilled sailor and naval officer and was in service of the Portuguese crown in Asia. After King Manuel I of Portugal refused to support his plan to reach India by a new route, by sailing around the southern end of the South American continent, he was eventually selected by King Charles I of Spain to search for a westward route to the Maluku Islands (the “Spice Islands”).
Commanding a fleet of five vessels, he headed south through the Atlantic Ocean to Patagonia. Despite a series of storms and mutinies, they made it through the Strait of Magellan into a body of water he named the “peaceful sea” (the modern Pacific Ocean). The expedition reached the Philippine islands, where Magellan was killed during the Battle of Mactan. The expedition later reached the Spice Islands in 1521 and one of the surviving ships eventually returned home via the Indian Ocean, completing the first circuit of the globe.
Magellan had already reached the Malay Archipelago in Southeast Asia on previous voyages traveling from east (from 1505 to 1511–1512). By visiting this area again but now travelling west, Magellan achieved a nearly complete personal circumnavigation of the globe for the first time in history.
In 1521, traveling west from Europe, the expedition reached a region of Southeast Asia which Magellan had reached on previous voyages traveling east. Magellan thereby achieved a nearly complete personal circumnavigation of the globe.
The Magellanic penguin was named for him, as he was the first European to note it; other memorials are the Magellanic clouds, now known to be nearby dwarf galaxies; the twin lunar craters of Magelhaens and Magelhaens A; and the Martian crater of Magelhaens.