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Rua Dr. Melo e Simas 10, 9900-127 Horta, Portugal
This vantage point over Horta Bay is definitely the best place to shoot that postcard photo. From here you can easily spot the other three islands that make up the Central Azores group—Pico, São Jorge and Graciosa. It is also a place of worship...
Praça Infante Dom Henrique, Horta, Ilha Do Faial, 9900-016 Horta, Portugal
This Art Deco spot, built in the early 20th century, has long been the preferred meeting place for travelers coming to Faial. If you're looking for a comfortable place for coffee and cake with views over the marina, this is it.
Praça Infante Dom Henrique, 9900, Portugal
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...
R. José Azevedo 9, 9900-027 Horta, Portugal
There's a saying that indicates just how much an institution Peter's Café Sport has become in the maritime world: “If you sail to Horta and you don’t visit Peter’s, you have not actually been to Horta.” Stop by for a late afternoon gin and tonic...
Monte da Guia, 9900 Horta, Portugal
This ancient volcanic rock formation, dubbed the Caldeira do Inferno (Hell's Cauldron), has prime views over Horta and Porto Pim Bay. Its two craters filled with seawater to form a figure eight, which provided a safe haven for several endemic...
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