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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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great and creative street art on the pavement of the harbor

Horta is a stop of many sails boats crossing the atlantic ocean. As a signature of their presence for a few days or a few weeks, many of the sailors paint a signature on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Horta is a stop of many sails boats crossing the atlantic ocean. As a signature of their presence for a few days or a few weeks, many of the sailors paint a signature on the pavement close to where their boat was moored. There are hundreds of these drawings and it is fun to walk along the entire harbor and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

For an entire afternoon, under a languid sunshine of a warm November I got so enlightened, browsing through all those captions from sailors before they set out to cross the Atlantic. Nearby was my lovely room at Hotel Açores, and, sipping from a glass of vinho da lava I took notes and notes for my "COMETA em busca da felicidade"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Just relaxing and free to walk around and read all the messages on the paintings and drawings. Interesting, especially for sailors and it is well known as there is a superstition that these paintings bring the boats safely back home.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Its a bunch of art, by people who aren't artists. Basically all the people who have sailed here create little pictures around the marina, it's interesting to see, but its not that great. More interesting to see where people came from than it is to look at the drawings which were mostly made by rich people with yachts

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Visiting the marina of Horta is a must if you a visiting the island of Faial. If "hiking" to the top of 'Monte Queimado' (90 meters), you'll really see how the whole marina have been decorated with paintings, and from the top theres is also a nice view over Port de Prim.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

A walk around the marina and harbour front is a must. Check out the yachty graffiti art as Atlantic voyagers tag their visits to Horta. Plenty to keep your camera clicking before you head over to Pete's sports bar and check out the memorabilia and people watch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Horta waterfront is mostly locals during the winter months. Loys of boat repairs and cleaning going on in preparation for the next season. Fine with us! The lack of traffic allowed us to study the many paintings along the wall and walkway. So many round-the-world sailors stop in Horta. Quite the place!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Every sailor who sails into the harbour leaves a messagenon the harbour wall, quirky and worth a look as you pass.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you like looking at moored yachts then this place is fun. Lots of "graffiti" from visiting yachts people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It is so fun and interesting to walk around the arena and see ALL the murals that folks have left. Some of them are so clever.

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