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An intriguing walk

The history is well documented, yet the combination of art and personal stories told was worth... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peoria, Illinois
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Lovely View of Pico

I like to come to Faial. The Marina is nice to walk around and look at all of the yachts and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
St. Catharines, Canada
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Horta Harbour, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
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All reviews paintings on the walls boats coming bit surprised entire harbor couple hours harbour wall nice harbour contemporary art boats and yachts safe place shopping areas are different countries whale watching the atlantic ocean other islands pico island sunny day
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The history is well documented, yet the combination of art and personal stories told was worth checking out. I took a morning stroll down there and found myself there longer than anticipated. Neat place!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like to come to Faial. The Marina is nice to walk around and look at all of the yachts and boats. You can see the island of Pico from here which is a magnificent view.

Thank Ravenhawk39
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is the very known place for sailors to meet during their atlantic crossings. You can see many boats coming from all over the word and stopping here for a day or 2 for repairs and relaxing. Here you can really get into the feeling...More

Thank swan651
Reviewed 23 August 2018

The harbour walls are famous for the paintings left by the sailors travelling across the Atlantic. Sir Francis Chichester in his boat Gypsie Moth called in here.

Thank Maura J
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Horta offers something for everybody. The view from the harbor is stunning, the atmosphere is relaxed and the architecture is sublime. Go before it becomes too touristy!

Thank Niels d
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Very nice marina. Safe place. There is so many paintings on the walls and floor, hardly any space to be seen, just spent a couple hours leisurely walking the pier and read all about the sailors from different countries. Lots of restaurants and shopping areas...More

Thank YN2005
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed looking at the art and the boats. Quite a few activities available nearby, like whale watching and diving.

Thank Alexa B
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

A nice little harbour which is clean enough for the local kids to swim in. Around the harbour are little pictures/flags for boats which have stopped there. From here you get a good view of Pico, assuming it's not covered in cloud.

Thank phiklphox
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We walked through the Marina, on our way for Gellato. The outside edges of the Marina walls are decorated with pictures/plaques showing the dates and names of sailors who have completed their journeys. We enjoyed reading some of the colourful ones, on our way past.

Thank Morag V
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Our cruise ship had tendors into the main dock area. Stroll down the main drag for shops and restaurants, and this neat marina area. A big tradition that staff from ships of all kinds create a painting here. Very interesting to see the variety.

Thank Soulefulltraveler
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20 min walking or 5 min by car
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