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Loving Apartments Reveal Predictions for Top Touristic Destinations in 2013
Deciding where to go on holiday can often be a nightmare and travelers typically look towards industry experts when seeking inspiration. Loving Apartments has announced the top five European holiday travel destinations for 2013.
Dr Johnson famously quipped that the man who tires of London tires of life and London is certainly a city of amazing contrasts and home to some of the greatest attractions. It’s a cradle of pomp and colourful history as well as a cutting-edge and thoroughly modern metropolis.
Top sights here include Henry VIII’s Hampton Court, the world-class collections in the National Gallery, the awesome dome of St Paul’s Cathedral and top museums like the British Museum and the Science Museum. Visitors can also take in a live show in the vibrant West end or dine at some of the world’s top restaurants.
Amsterdam was founded in 1400 and quickly grew to become the main trading city of northern Europe and the centre of a huge empire by the 17th century. It is now a serene and picturesque city with rare attractions such as the Red Light District. The rich heritage of Amsterdam’s museums, galleries and elegant 17th century canal houses attracts visitors looking for a break that combines serenity and a thriving culture. Accommodation in Amsterdam is extremely varied and you can find anything from holiday rental houseboats to conveniently located serviced apartments for groups or families offers everything from typical hotel rooms to canal boats – perfect for those after something new.
Barcelona is one of the busiest ports of the Mediterranean and a melting pot of cultural influences. The capital of Catalonia is an irrepressibly exuberant city with colourful festivals throughout the year and a unique cultural heritage.
The 1992 Olympic Games were hosted here in the Parc de Montjuic but the city is most celebrated for the wonderful buildings that were built in the explosion of artistic modernism that took place around 1900. This is a city buzzes with creative energy against an architectural backdrop of bold contemporary design expressed through iconic buildings like the famous Sagrada Familia cathedral by Gaudi.
The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is a palimpsest of cultural and historic influences. It’s a truly magnificent city, bigger than London or Paris, and many of its sumptuous buildings are the legacy of the Austrian Habsburgs.
The Baroque palaces set in ornamental gardens delight visitors and some are even home to extensive collections of arts and antiques. Incredibly, the old Jewish Quarter survived the Nazi occupation and its Jewish cemetery and handful of synagogues are some of the most interesting and poignant of the city’s attractions. The historic centre is a marvel of intact preservation and the best place to start exploring this magical city.
Sitges in Catalonia, southern Spain, is just a short drive out from Barcelona and is one of those delicious hidden spots often overlooked by tourists. This year it’s set to really start taking off and it has a lot to recommend it.
The beachfront is lined by lively bars and palm trees and if you’re into modern art and knick-knacks, this picturesque little town is a real Mecca. The modernist art pioneer Santiago Rusinol (1861-1931) spent most of his creative life here and left an extensive collection of ceramics, wrought-iron, paintings and sculptures which are on display in the Museo Cau Ferrat, which also houses works by El Greco.
The nightlife is legendary and lively festivals such as the Sitges Film Festival in October and the huge Fiesta in August attract international attention.
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