The Famous, Peter of Horta

Our first steps on solid ground at Horta, Faial led us instinctively to Peter’s Cafe Sport; the world renown sailors’ bar.

This year celebrates 100 YEARS during which Peter’s Cafe Sport has been serving sailors, not only the most delicious gin-with-a-hint-of-passion-fruit & tonics, but also assisting sailors with money exchange, receiving/sending mail, general information, and weather forecasting.  For 3-generations, Peter’s has been the central hub in the Azores for ocean voyagers.  

Above the bar, Peter’s Cafe Sport houses the Scrimshaw Museum; a fabulous collection of art and history.

Surely, we didn’t travel nearly 2,000 nautical miles just to visit a bar!?!  Hmmm…one more G&T and I’ll let you know!

 

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