Places to visit

While you are in Faial it is certainly worth to visit some of the most beautiful places in the island. Horta is a small town with plenty of history. The colorful and lively Marina with its paintings, the Museum of Horta and the churches are worth a visit. Don’t miss the splendid views of Monte da Guia and the Whaling Museum, an old whaling factory.

Faial’s Botanical Garden is devoted to the conservation of the endemic and indigenous plants of the islands and is definitely worth a visit. Outside the city, the crater Caldeira and Capelinhos volcano are some of Faial’s highlights. In summer the island is covered with flowers and its natural beauty is overwhelming.

At the top of Caldeira, on a clear day, Pico, S. Jorge and Graciosa islands can be seen. For active travelers, there are plenty of hiking and birdwatching opportunities.

If you have enough time, you can take a day or two to visit the neighbor islands of Pico and S. Jorge. Climbing Pico volcano (Portugal’s highest peak) can be a challenge for the most fit. A visit to the vineyards (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and to the lava tubes is mandatory.

S. Jorge is a beautiful island known for its unique fajãs and peacefulness.


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