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The Marina of Horta

Horta Harbour, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
+351 292 391 693
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So many paintings! While some have faded, or been painted over, there are many to see. Some have... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
Alexandria, MN
It's a Marina

There isn't much really to see here other than it being a marina but the painted rocks and stones... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
Graham R
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Horta Harbour, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
+351 292 391 693
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Reviewed 20 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
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...More

Thank Graham R
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
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...More

Thank KenPBATH
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
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...More

Thank Zoarboat
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...More

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Well kept clean Marina, pleasant to wander around to view boats and mosaic walls of painting left by boat crews on their journey. A bar offers outside seating, with coffee, drinks and simple food. Next door to the bar is a launderette which also offers...More

Thank M J
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Spent a couple hours leisurely walking the pier and seeing where sailing visitors have come from to Horta. Some are cleverly painted, other whimsical. Even saw one being painted.

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This beautiful old marina offers everything you would exspect to find there and more! Captains of ships from long ago use to paint murals for safe voyages and still today this ever changing landscape carries on the tradition!

Thank Lydia A
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