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Paris, Rome, Venice, and Barcelona are among the top-visited destinations in Europe. Beyond the Old World, New York City, Toronto and Whistler await shopping, dining and skiing enthusiasts, as well as businessmen and students. Quality accommodation is always in demand, and nowadays travellers have the freedom to choose not only hotels, but also apartment rentals.
Conveniently located and fully furnished, apartments of Sweet Home Abroad are excellently suited for short-term rentals and could be your next great vacation! All apartments are meant for travellers looking for comfort and independence regardless of their activities of interest. Beach lovers could opt for an apartment rental in Israel or rent a villa in Spain. Lovers of outdoor winter activities like skiing and snowboarding will find Whistler, located in Canada, a great destination: the co-host of Winter Olympic Games in 2010, Whistler is perfectly equipped to provide you with great skiing and riding trails, impeccable customer service and top-notch long-term accommodation. History and culture buffs will enjoy a great selection of accommodation we offer in Paris, Prague, Madrid, and, of course, Barcelona.
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Tower of London

This is the most recognizable historical sight of London. The Tower of London had been built by William the Conqueror to protect his subjects and not even once in history has it been conquered by enemies of England. The White Tower with the Norman St. John chapel is the oldest part of the fortress; its walls are 4.6 meters thick. Up until the 17th century the tower had served as a palace, then as Mint, and then a menagerie (until 1834; the only pets left there now are crows).

The Tower of London is mostly famous as a prison. Even the entry gate at the side of the Thames is called "Traitors' Gate", and the tower on the defensive side, where the Princes disappeared, is referred to as "The Bloody Tower". The green yard within the fortress served as execution spot for the most famous prisoners, including those of the royal blood, whose headless bodies rest in the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula, a very beautiful structure in such a gruesome place.

Today the Tower of London houses the Royal Armouries (in the White Tower) and the Crown Jewels: the coronation crown, made in 1661 for Charles II, and the Imperial State Crown with the Black Prince's Ruby are guarded by the garrison of Beefeaters (the Yeomen Warders), dressed in traditional costume of the Tudor times.

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