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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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Big old marina

Good spott to visit. Is the last pitstop for boats crossing the atlantic and is full of inscriptions and paintings from all over the world.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good spott to visit. Is the last pitstop for boats crossing the atlantic and is full of inscriptions and paintings from all over the world.

Thank Isacarrefour
Burton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many boats and yachts anchored in the harbor. You can spend lots of time walking the seawall and sidewalks looking at all of the paintings of voyages past. Many unique and interesting!

Thank BenB_Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thousands of sailors who sailed single handedly or with crew across the Atlantic stopped here and made their mark at this harbour. Very interesting to take a stroll and read all about the sailors from different countries. Designs of their markings are all original and colourful. Other than viewing the paintings on the walls and ground, one can also take... More 

Thank aloha2u2
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Horta's marina is very colourful, as its walls are covered in paintings left by sailors. The legend says that any sailor who didn't leave a painting on the walls of Horta's marina was never heard of again, or their ship suffered a terrible wreck,... So ever since, it has become a tradition for sailors who come by to leave a... More 

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Wolverton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large and varied range of art works around the harbour in Horta,Faial. Viewing each briefly still takes a couple of hours due to the huge number of displays.

Thank Julie M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Interesting and cool place to see the boats and enjoy a nice stroll. Hundreds of hand pained signs from crews that passed through Horta tell a story of how strategic this island is to sailors! Worth your time to explore for an hour and take some photos!

Thank exracer16
Faro, Portugal
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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 

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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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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.

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