car rental faro - car hire in faro
Faro is a small town in the Algarve on the southern coast of Portugal. It is an important tourist center and is therefore served by an airport, located about 8km away; RentalUp, thanks to its extensive network of agents allows us to take a rental car in Faro to explore the city and its surrounding areas .
Faro, between history and nature
The origins of Faro can be traced back to the Phoenicians and the Carthaginians, who made a stop for their ships, after which it was occupied by the Romans, who called it "Ossonoba." The present name was given by successive Arab rulers. In 1249 the city was conquered by King Alfonso II of Portugal, between the end of 1500 and mid-1700 was destroyed for 2 times, first because of a war, then by an earthquake, but was rebuilt in both cases. The earthquake also destroyed much of what remained of the Ossonoba, whose remains are still visible but a short distance from the city. The center of Faro also provides us with some historic buildings of interest within the ancient city walls, the Old City (Cidade Velha) are primarily the Cathedral (Sé), built in the same place where fortunes were, in order, a Roman temple, a Visigothic church and a mosque.
Its gaunt appearance hides the Baroque decorations and precious organ kept inside. In the historic center is also the Bishop's Palace, dating from the seventeenth century, and the church dedicated to St. Francis, whose life is narrated in with fine azulejos, typical glazed tiles. In the modern district we find, next to the eighteenth-century church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo, the special and a little macabre Capela dos Ossos, so named for its covering of human skulls. Hiring a car in Faro with the help of RentalUp allows us to move away from the city center to explore the natural surroundings. The portion of land that separates Lighthouse from the sea is in fact home to the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, which includes more than 18,000 acres of lagoon ecosystem where you can see many species of birds, including the pink flamingo.
For those coming in the Portuguese city by plane is possible to take a low cost rental car at Faro airport, which can also easily book online from home, saving time and money.
The beaches of Faro
The low cost car rental services offered by RentalUp will be useful to reach the many beaches in the area. The beach of Faro, as well as those of the surrounding towns, is in fact a popular seaside resort, as well as a firm favorite with windsurfers and kitesurfers. In mid-July and mid-October, the city is alive with exhibitions of Senhora do Carmo and Santa Iria, excellent opportunities to buy local products such as embroidery, the wines and the aforementioned azulejos. The main shopping streets in the whole year remain the Rua Santo Antonio and Rua Francisco Gomes.Tourist and university city, Faro has all the requirements for a lively nightlife, which grows mainly in Rua do Prior, Rua Infante Dom Henrique Rua Conselheiro Bivar, in places open up in the morning as the Upa Upa Coffee, Dux, the bar 51 and the Kaffe Fashion, so the rental of a car in Farois really good to be able to move in complete autonomy and comfort.