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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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San Isidro Festival

San Isidre is one of the favourite festivities of madrileГ±os devoted to the patron saint of the city, Isidore the Laborer (Sant Isidro Labrador), not unlike La MГЁrce in Barcelona. The legend goes that Isidore was a hardworking and pious laborer who went to church every morning, and usually arrived late to work because of that. The Isidore's master, when confronted about it by other workers, visited the field one morning to verify the claim and found an angel doing the day's work for the laborer while Isidore prayed.

San Isidro was born, lived and died in Madrid. He was married to Maria Torribia, also known as Santa Maria de la Cabeza. Both San Isidro and Santa Maria were canonized in the 17th century, becoming one of the very few canonized couples in the history of Christianity.

Not only San Isidro is the patron saint of Madrid, he is also a patron of peasants and poor labourers. His Saint Day is May 15, which is widely celebrated in Madrid by religious and secular groups alike. The San Isidro Festival string of parties, festivities, performances goes on for nine days. May 15th also marks the beginning of the bullfighting season (la corrida) in Spain, celebrated with several consistently sold-out events at the Las Ventas bullring.

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