D.ª Antónia Adelaide Ferreira (1811-1896) was an entrepreneur whose life was dedicated to the Port wine. Known today as “Ferreirinha”, she introduced important innovations in the Douro wine production processes.
In the years surrounding Grande Hotel do Porto construction, D.ª Antónia owned most of the land in the Santa Catarina area. For this reason, it is believed that also the ground in which Grande Hotel do Porto was built was also her property before being bought by the hotel’s first owner.
The suite with her name pays tribute to the woman she was and the influence she had to this town and in the Port wine region as we know it today.