Horta Regional Museum Reviews
You won't believe the wonderful pieces in glass cases are actually made of the pith inside the twigs and branches of the fig tree. The work is so intricate and detail so exact that it is impossible... more »
I found it an excellent museum. Every room deals with a different aspect of the Faial history and I learned that Faial has been part of some remarkable events. The first seaplane Atlantic flight..... more »
Its got a few things in here... Old culture, fig scultures, silk cut outs and the cable stuff. Very important.
A really interesting little museum housed in the old Jesuit college. Free on Sundays which was when we puttered into town. It’s an eclectic museum focusing mostly on the history of Faial Island, Horta, and it’s geographical importance throughout history. But it also includes a mind-boggling exhibit about a local artist who sculpted impossibly detailed sculptures out of fig tree pith. Also an exhibit of haunting religious figures and sculptures. Definitely worth a visit if you’ve got an hour or two to spare in this beautiful city.
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