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The Marina of Horta

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Address: Horta Harbour, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
Phone Number: +351-292-391-693-+351-292-208-315
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Horta's Marina is a Nice place to visit and contemplate All the Beauty around it. There are several sail boats on it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Faro, Portugal
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Faro, Portugal
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Horta's Marina is a Nice place to visit and contemplate All the Beauty around it. There are several sail boats on it.

Thank 350sunset
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The marina at Horta is usually pretty, and is also a nice place to sit and enjoy the view while sipping on an espresso. Artists and boat owners alike draw their artwork right on the walls of the marina, which remains there for years. You can also catch whale watching boats (or general sightseeing boats) from this same area. It's... More 

Thank Larry W
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We were able to enjoy the Horta Marina during our recent Faial visit. There's lots of graffiti (it's called art over there) that is much revered by locals. The marina is kept in pristine condition and it feels safe to walk there any time of day. Booths are set up to book water activities. Very nice place...

Thank TandC78
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The marina is worth wandering through to check out the "boat art". It is tradition for each boat crossing the Atlantic to leave a painting commemorating their trip (in order to avoid bad luck that superstition says will befall the boat otherwise). It is fascinating to read some of the artistic renderings of peoples' trips.

Thank mrosen456
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Take your time to go the marina and explore the many paintings on the ground and walls of the marina harbor. Each painting can tell a different story of people that have sailed to the island and in many cases that come from very far. It is very interesting to try and find the painting that belongs to the people... More 

Thank Miguel_Homem
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My girlfriend and I travelled around the Azores for two weeks traveling through Sao Miguel, Pico and Faial. We stayed in Faial for 4 days and planned our daily trips from here. The island offers a great variety in activities: diving, hiking, driving routes, mountainbiking, whale/dolphine excursions,... We rented a taxi (65 euro for 3 hours) to drive around the... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We stayed 2 nights here and arrived in time for the sea week festival. The promenade was full of little restaurants and music, which gave it a great atmosphere. The walk along the marina is a must, the highlight however is the lovely beach on the other side, lots of excellent reaturants to choose from in the evening. We did... More 

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Murska Sobota, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It was really nice to see that people are coming back after 20-25 years and leave their signs in the harbor. I also saved some website addresses and found some inspiring story and people.

Thank Banditina
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A real international crossroads, full of yachts crossing the Atlantic. Look at the amazing array of paintings on the quayside, painted by sailors, and try to have a chat with some of the yachtsmen. They all have fascinating stories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

its great just to walk around here seeing all the designs of sailors past and present on the floors/ walls and any available space- records of journeys taken over the years


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