The City of Horta is located on the southeast coast of Faial Island, and is arranged in an amphitheater with superb views of the island of Pico.
It is one of the headquarters of the Regional Administration and seat of the Regional Legislative Assembly of the Azores. Inside the Commercial Port, is the famous Marina of Horta, the first port of recreation of the Azores. It is an obligatory stop for the thousands of yachts and sailboats that cross the North Atlantic.
Worthy of mention are the emblematic gardens and green spaces of the city, such as the Praça do Infante Garden, Eduardo Bulcão Garden, Largo Duque de Ávila and Bolama, Jardim Florêncio Terra, Alagoa Municipal Park and Jardim da Praça da República dates from 1903.
Next to the city is the Protected Landscape area of Monte da Guia (73 ha) and where the Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Guia is located, in Quinta de São Lourenço, is the Botanic Garden of Faial.