Portugal has long been a favourite with international visitors. In 2019, the capital city of Lisbon was the most-visited location in the country, attracting some 5.9 million international tourists, while the southern Algarve region came second. The Algarve’s stunning beaches and world-class golfing facilities attracted just shy of 3.6 million international visitors in 2019, as well as nearly 1.5 million domestic tourists.
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