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Welcome to Car Rental Faro Portugal from carhire.co.uk, the online specialist in Faro Car Rentals and other destinations in Europe. Within this site you will be able to find access to booking your car hire instantly, with immediate confirmation for those last minute vehicle rental bookings.

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Guide to Faro car hire in Portugal.

When searching for Car Rental in Faro you can search for a long time to find a vehicle that you want to hire, that is why our pre-booking car rental will leave you to enjoy your holiday in Faro. You need to enjoy your travels, especially at Faro, not everyone gets a chance to go here.

The capital city of the Algarve is situated on Portugals most southern headland. Faro, the provincial capital, stands on a fertile plain rich with orange and olive groves, fruit trees, figs, almonds and maize fields. The towns capture on 12 March, 1249, marked the end of Moorish rule in the Algarve, the last Muslim province in Portugal.

The Algarve was part of the country which was invaded by the Moors around 700-800 years ago and traces of the Moorish presence are still seen in its unique terraces, chimneys and whitewashed houses. The Romans made it an important centre and called it Ossónoba. Under the Moors it was a large port and a vital link to Portugals interior. Today the town serves as a gateway to the south for millions of holidaymakers, mainly Europeans, who flock to the Algarve for a few days of fun in the sun.

Faro is at the very heart of the Algarve and while it may not always be the first choice of visit by tourists, there are some wonderful historical churches here and a range of beautiful churches. Museums in Faro include those such as the Infante Dom Henrique, Regional Ethnographic, Ramalho Ortigão and Antoniano. The nearby clean beaches, clear blue seas and hot and sunny weather are also a major attraction for people visiting the Algarve. Restaurants in Faro are plentiful and visitors will find everything from classic Portuguese cuisine to other European dishes and Asian cuisine. Hotels in Faro are also plentiful and you will find a wide range of other forms of accommodation in Faro.

At the heart of the old part of the city, the Largo da Sé is a peaceful square lined with orange trees and flanked by the bishops palace, which is still in use. Just outside the citys ancient walls through a Moorish archway, the 18th-century curch of São Francisco is impressively decorated with tiled scenes of the life of St Francis. Further north is the 17th-century chapel of Pé da Cruz with interesting oil panels of stories from Genesis, such as the creation of the sun and stars. The towns maritime museum housed in the harbour masters building on the waterfront, has an extensive collection of oceanographic instruments and model ships.

Nature lovers exploring the Ria Formosa Natural Park will find numerous wildfowl and waders, snakes, chameleons and various other species. 8 km north of Faro, the peaceful village of Estoi boasts an exquisite pink-coloured Rococo palace and a Roman complex dating from the 1st century.

Carhire.co.uk makes it posible for you to visit all the sites in and around Faro and you can do this with simple pre-bookable car hire from car hire.co.uk. We offer you the traveller great online deals for holiday car rentals all over the world, get a quote today for your summer holiday and save pounds

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