Car Hire in Albufeira
General information about Albufeira
Over the centuries Portugal has been home to a succession of inhabitants, shaping the face of the country we know today. The Roman era, which lasted from the 1st to the 5th century A.D., left an indelible mark on the landscape. The Romans also lent the Portuguese their language, which is largely Latin-based with some Arabic influences. By 1337, Portuguese explorers had reached the Canary Islands. Inspired by Prince Henry the Navigator (1394-1460), explorers such as Vasco da Gama, Bartolomeu Dias, and Pedro Alvares Cabral made explorations from Brazil to India and Japan. Portugal finally became a massive colonial empire with important territories in Africa and Latin America (Brazil) and outposts in the Far East .
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In World War II Portugal did not play a combatant role. It was a charter member of NATO, joining in 1949. In the early 1960s, wars with independence movements in Portugal's African territories began to drain labour and wealth from Portugal. On April 25 the downfall of the Portuguese corporate state came. In 1974, when the Armed Forces Movement seized power in a nearly bloodless coup and established a provisional military government. The Portuguese have a close affinity to the sea and for centuries their famed mariners led the way in the exploration of Africa and the Americas, and opened trade routes to the East.
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Portugal became a strong colonial power. It remained so until the mid-20th century, resulting in distinctive foreign influences on the local culture and architecture. From Africa, was imported the now traditional, sentimental fado music,that is one of the country’s unique experiences for visitors, particularly in the cafés of Lisbon. The compactness of the country makes it easy to take in all the best elements: sandy beaches, scenery, history, and wonderful cuisine, lively entertainment, charming handcrafts, thrilling nightlife, country fairs, excellent sporting facilities and warm,nice and friendly people.
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We travelled on the A22 which has recently introduced a toll. However we were not there long enough to pay the toll (it takes 48 hours) so we were told we will receive a bill in 2-3 months time! Therefore we guess that you will receive this in the first instance and of course we will pay up when you invoice us. The car was very good!
Last Update 2016-05-08