If Horta is the center of sailing in the Azores, then the marina is its beating heart. Starting out as “sea graffiti,” passing sailors would paint or draw messages on the marina's gray concrete walls as a way of securing good luck on their travels. It soon became a tradition amongst sailors across the world, whose works have turned the Horta Marina into a global open art gallery.
By Nelson Carvalheiro, AFAR Local Expert
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Praça Infante Dom Henrique, 9900, Portugal