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A small seaside town with sailor spirit, Horta is famous for its bustling harbor, scrimshaw museum, and lively atmosphere.

Horta is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. The city of Horta is typical of insular Portuguese coastal communities and the urban tradition of the medieval-renaissance. the town is centered along its principal avenue, referred to as either Avenida Marginal or Avenida D. Another noteworthy area is around Rua da Conceição st. with the Pelourinho, the Casa da Câmara and older urban prison (Cadeia), the Convent of Glory, this area constituted the original Vila of Horta. The oldest dwellings and the older ornate façades are located in this area.
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