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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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A world marina

One of the great marinas in the world for sailors wanting a break on the long Atlantic crossing. Drawings on the marina flagstones show boats over many years

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the great marinas in the world for sailors wanting a break on the long Atlantic crossing. Drawings on the marina flagstones show boats over many years

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Sint-Amands, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk and just enjoy all the nice paintings on the wall and the floor. Talk to some skippers to listen to their stories.

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Thank Hilde V
Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the boats here actually go to sea, unlike many of the plastic palaces elsewhere. Some local craft, many international craft en route across the Atlantic. Lots of interesting art on the walls and floor, hardly any space to be seen. A good atmosphere.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking around here, watching all the paintings left behind by those who will sail the world, makes you want to get on a boat too. Nothing spectacular to see but buy and icecream or something to drink and have a leisurely stroll around, taking it all in

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Thank larissakorporaal
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

After our sailing journey from Bermuda, the marina in Horta was a welcoming port. The procedure is stream lined for visiting yachts. Friendly marina staff, and close proximity to restaurants makes this a convenient location. Laundry services are in the marina. Boat part stores are close. Don't forget to paint your mural!

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Lots of stories told by the crews of ships passing by the Harbour of Horta on the island of Faial, Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Great to walk by all these different paintings on the docks of the Marina.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I wasn't particularly interested, but after seeing a few of the paintings I was hooked and wanted to look at where transatlantic sailors and round the world sailors had travelled from. Fascinating seeing all the paintings and how these people aren't only brilliant sailors but are excellent painters too!

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Thank Jon S
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Very nice marina. Safe place, by the main street of Horta, near good bars and eateries. Sailors from all over the world leave their drawings on the pier which looks awesome. Toilets and showers quite distant from waterfront but clean.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

So quaint and a perfect place to go for a nice stroll, enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner, and take in the beautiful views without too many crowds

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Thank charmjunio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Of all the Marina we have visited in the Azores, we found this one lacking in a few departments, no workable WiFi, for a world renowned departure point to the Americas, I would of expected the showers and toilets accessible 24/7, reception manned by security during off duty hours.

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