A charming hotel within a sixteenth century fortress

The island of Faial belongs to a group of 9 islands of the Açores’ Archipelago.It was discovered in the first half of the fifteenth century and population of this started in 1460.In 1498 it was elevated to the status of ‘town’ by king D.Manuel I and on 4th July 1833 to ‘city’.At present it has as a county, the city of Horta, a name it got from the surname of Joss Van Hurtere, the First Captain Grantee.The entrance to the fort was reconstructed in 1847; this date can be found above the fort’s gate.

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Pousada Forte da Horta Rua Vasco da Gama,
9900-017,
Horta
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  • GPS

    Lat: N 38 31.893 Long: W 28 37.593
  • Decimal Degrees

    Lat: 38.531550 Long: -28.626550
  • Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

    Lat: N38 31 53 Long: W28 37 35
  • UTM

    Quadrant: 26N X: 358226 Y: 4266048