Gil Vicente

Terrace Suite

The atmosphere at the Palácio Belmonte is of complete “lightness”, freedom, comfort and privacy.”


The Suite

Our largest double suite. It’s a very relaxing and romantic suite, with a charming bedroom, cosy living room, and stunning white marble bathroom with bathtub. A beautiful winter garden and rooftop terrace offer a choice of outdoor spaces. The terrace has a fabulous view of the Castelo de Sao Jorge, river Tejo, and palace roof tops. Complete with sun loungers as well a table with chairs, this is the perfect place to relax and soak up your surroundings. The winter garden offers a bright and airy space filled with greenery, bringing the outdoors in, and offering an ideal setting in which to enjoy your breakfast. Area 162 sqm.

Beds: Double Bed or Two Singles
Bathroom: Bathtub with Handheld Shower
Occupancy: 2 Guests
Size: 162 sqm
View: City, S. Jorge Castle, Palace, Front Pateo, River

Price: 800,00€/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

Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente (1465 -1536) was a Portuguese playwright and poet who acted in and directed his own plays. Considered the chief dramatist of Portugal, he is sometimes called the “Portuguese Plautus” often referred to as the “Father of Portuguese drama”. He is one of Western literature’s greatest playwriters. Vicente wrote in Portuguese as much as he did in Spanish and is thus, with Juan del Encina, considered joint-father of Spanish drama.

While many of Vicente’s works were composed to celebrate religious and national festivals or to commemorate events in the life of the royal family, others draw upon popular culture to entertain and often criticize the Portuguese society of his days. His plays and poetry were a reflection of the changing times during the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, and created a balance between the former time of hierarchical social structure and the new society in which this order was undermined.

Though some of his works were later suppressed by the Portuguese Inquisition causing his fame to wane, he is now recognised as one of the principal figures of the Portuguese Renaissance.

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