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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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The Charles Bridge

Paris has the Eiffel tower, Rome has the Colosseum, and Prague has the Charles Bridge (KarlЕЇv Most). It is at once a historic site and an attraction, a hundred-pictures-worthy point and a heavy-laden Middle Ages wonder. The construction officially started in 1357, when Charles IV, dissatisfied with wooden bridges burning down or wrecking in floods, commanded the young architect of the St. Vitus Cathedral to build a new solid one, made of stone this time. The numerous baroque statues were added by the 17th century, giving the symbol of Prague its spectacular wondrous look and at the time symbolizing the triumph of Catholicism in Bohemia. Most statues have been replaced by copies, and only a handful standing today are still the original ones. You can spend hours examining only the statues themselves.

Taking in an oddly harmonious blending of Gothic and Baroque styles that the Charles Bridge represents, let alone observing the surroundings adds up to a considerable amount of time typically spent on the Bridge, which explains the throngs of tourists hanging around day and night. Even at the darkest hours, even at dawn you are not likely to be alone taking photographs of the Prague Castle, the St. Vitus Cathedral and other views, which are truly spectacular, especially at night, when all the buildings are illuminated.

The Old Town bridge tower, from where the construction of the bridge had began, offers an even more breathtaking view of the city for only 50 koruna (less than 3 dollars). Unfortunately, it is only open during the day. The summer closing hour, however, is 10 pm, so you just might catch a perfect sunset shot from there. There are some surviving sculptures, both originals and copies, that face the Old Town and are worthy of a close look.

Charles Bridge, Prague View of Charles Bridge, Prague
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