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Celebrating birthdays since 1880…

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Today it’s our birthday. 140 years ago, on March 27th of 1880, Grande Hotel do Porto open doors for the first time.

Today it’s our birthday. 140 years ago, on March 27th of 1880, Grande Hotel do Porto open doors for the first time.

Daniel Martins Moura Guimarães was the hotel founder. Experient traveler and author of a traveler’s guide “The Fine Arts amateur guide”, he lived many years in Brazil and when he returned to his home town, he decided to build a luxury hotel like the ones he had seen on his travels.

He ordered the work to a know Porto architect, José Geraldo da Silva Sardinha and on the 27th March of 1880, Grande Hotel do Porto was inaugurated. Due to its luxury and nobility, the city Hall allowed it to use not only the city’s name but also its coat of arms.

From that day on, many were the stories lived among the hotel walls, some of them are public and documented, some are forever anonymous.

In an attempt to tell some of those stories, we named our suites after famous guests. Know all about these stories on our website.   

And if you ever feel like crossing your own story with ours, we will be right here waiting for you, as soon as we can!

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