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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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Marina is full of history and hundreds of murals posted by ship visitors all over the harbour - whale watching trips are ace - try Pedro at Horta Cetaceans on the front ...

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Marina is full of history and hundreds of murals posted by ship visitors all over the harbour - whale watching trips are ace - try Pedro at Horta Cetaceans on the front ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The marina is easily accessible from the town of Horta and offers a variety of attractive recreational opportunities. I enjoyed more than one excursion with Dive Azores and they were topnotch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

What a nice marina! Boats from all over the world! Talked to some of the sailors! Great life experiences!

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North East, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This area was a fantastic place to walk, browse and enjoy watching the crews come into port. Enjoy some great cappuccino or espresso and just slow down :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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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Address: Address: Horta Harbour, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
Phone Number: +351-292-391-693-+351-292-208-315
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Faial Island  >  Horta

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