Horta Municipality

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12 travelers at this place:

  • Day13


    June 12, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    What a lovely place Faial is. At first we visit Horta, a small town that is a famous sailor’s stopover situated in the middle of the North Atlantic. The tradition wants that every boat passes through leaves a painting in the harbour somewhere. Now the harbour is literally covered by thousands paintings, testament to the sailors who have navigated the Azores, as the most beautiful museums.

    Then we visit two volcanoes. We walk around the Caldeira of the Faial volcano. The ever changing views are always spectacular and make the walk an absolute must. The 7 km long walls are covered by various plants, including beech tress, junipers, moss, cedars, ferns and hydrangeas. And then we climb the Capelinhos, the most recent part of the island. It is only 60 years old and walking there seems as to be on the moon. Absolutely stunning.
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  • Day3

    Day 3 - on to Faial

    October 2, 2017 in Portugal

    Finally got the flight and arrived in Faial in time for a tour round the port. It's the fourth busiest marina in the world because of the trans ocean sailing boats that put in there, also cruises. Each sailing boat paints a panel on the harbour wall to record their ocean transit, some of them have recorded up to a dozen trips. We also stopped at rock formations where the lava flows have come down to the coast and have been worn away to create arches, holes and sea tunnels.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Horta, Horta Municipality, اورتا, Орта

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