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The Marina of Horta

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Address: Horta Harbour, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
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+351 292 391 693

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Interesting Murals

Visited the Horta marina recently and was fascinated to view all the painted murals. Each mural was painted by different sailing crews who were on transatlantic trips. They would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stirling, Canada
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Stirling, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Horta marina recently and was fascinated to view all the painted murals. Each mural was painted by different sailing crews who were on transatlantic trips. They would include the name of the vessel , country, crew members and an interesting drawing.

Thank BJS091
El Cajon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

My wife and I visited the Marina in Horta, Portugal and was a bit surprised at how much time you can spend here viewing all of the paintings and seeing where everyone who has visited Horta was from and when they visited. The Marina was very busy, with boats coming in and going out all the time. The people who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Faial is an island so it will obviously have lots of activities related to the sea. This is a must-see place. It might look kinda old and I-don't-know-if-I'll-like-this, but once one starts looking closely at the drawings, it gets so interesting. At least for me - at some point I wanted to see all the illustrations on the walls and... More 

Thank barbarawinduroot
Alexandria, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

So many paintings! While some have faded, or been painted over, there are many to see. Some have had multiple visits, by their dates.

Thank kyle9257
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

There isn't much really to see here other than it being a marina but the painted rocks and stones are pretty cool as I am sure their are some amazing stories and people that have come through this place. You may even see an incredible mega yacht like we did while there. Not really a destination more just a cool... More 

Thank Graham R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The painted murals of ocean going visitors goes on and on....sure to find a sailor from your country/hometown.

Thank Doug B
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

While we were there we were introduced to a sailor who had travelled from Antigua in a very small boat. He was having repairs to his rudder before leaving for Spain and England.His painting on the harbour floor was one of many that adourned the footpaths/walls there and were very coloufull. A lot of the usual types of yachts were... More 

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Oregon, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Interesting view into past visiting sailboats who have traveled to harbor and in many cases returned again of multiple years and in some cases with new boats. Some of the artwork is really good.

Thank Dave S
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This marina is world famous among the sailing crowd and we were able to find a painting from someone we knew! We spent hours walking around, looking at the boats and paintings and talking with the most interesting sailors I have ever met. Its not easy to get there by boat so the stories are thrilling!

Thank Zoarboat
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

As we were staying in horta marina we wandered through a few times. Lots of great graffiti! Really gives a feel of being in a mix of visitors. You can spend 5mins reading the marks left by sailors and the adventurous before they leave for their next port of while away hours.

Thank Becky S

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