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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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Unique art... worth checking out

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

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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Lisbon, Portugal
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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 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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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 5 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.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Sheffield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

A nice place in the middle of nowhere. It is amazing to discover this nice place, with all these paintings on the walls and on the floor.

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Eastman, QC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great place if you like sailing! Sailors from all over the world stop here and decorate the marina with very colorful paintings.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Last April/15 I have decided to make a transatlantic cruise I boarded in Fort Lauderdale on my way to Barcelona. After 5 beautiful resting days on board of a nice ship Niew Amsterdam from HAL I had my first port of call Horta a little island that belongs to Portugal and is part of the Azores .a couple of islands... More 

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