Since the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic began, everyone’s life around the world has changed, and one of the most affected activities is travel. Canceled flights, closed borders, and the social responsibility of staying home have given rise to new entertainment options from home. We are discussing virtual visits to tourist and cultural places for this situation.
From Jordan to New York, an authentic virtual trip around the world awaits you, with the options that we present to you.
Louvre Museum in Paris
Founded in 1793, the Louvre museum in Paris, France, is the busiest. It receives more than nine million visitors a year, and its art reaches 35,000 pieces. By Leonardo Da Vinci, La Gioconda is probably the most famous work on the premises. However, the Louvre has much more to offer: From displaying valuable Egyptian antiquities to tours deep inside the museum itself, where the archaeological remains of what was once a fort and later a palace are found. The Louvre is, without a doubt, an excellent option for a virtual tour from the comfort of your sofa.
Frida Kahlo Museum in CDMX
The Casa Azul, where famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was born and died, was converted into the museum in 1958, four years after her demise. The house preserves the original furniture and personal items of Frida and Diego and their work materials. In addition, it has 13 exhibition halls, the studio where the artist worked on her paintings, and even a beautiful garden designed by Diego Rivera.
Metropolitan Museum of New York
This iconic museum was opened in 1872. The MET collection houses more than two million works of art worldwide, from pieces from the classical era to creations by modern artists, such as Picasso or Rembrandt. One of the most visited rooms is dedicated to weapons and armor, from the 10th to the 19th century.
The Jordan Tourism Board and Google Maps have allied to offer a virtual tour of the legendary city of Petra, one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Founded in the 8th century BC, Petra has been a World Heritage Site since 1985. The most emblematic buildings are the Deir (the Monastery) and the Khazneh (the Treasury). However, this archaeological site has many other little-known remains, of which we can learn more on this tour. The virtual tour of “The Pink City,” founded by the Nabataeans more than two thousand years ago, features narration (in English) by Queen Rania of Jordan.
In Peru, nestled in the Andes mountains, is Machu Picchu, the famous pre-Columbian city founded in the 15th century. Since its disclosure in 1911, Machu Picchu has been an enigma. It is considered a masterpiece of engineering and architecture. The mystery surrounding it and the beauty that characterizes it has made this Inca city one of the most visited locales on earth.
Yosemite National Park is located 370 kilometers east of San Francisco, California. Famous for its granite cliffs, rivers, and waterfalls, the Yosemite virtual tour offers spectacular 360° views over three square kilometers of extension. Some of the most interesting points in this beautiful park are Half Dome, Glacier Point (the favorite lookout point for visitors), Nevada and Vernal Falls, and Yosemite Valley.
The Acropolis in Athens, Greece
If you have always dreamed of knowing the cradle of civilization, this is your chance to visit the Acropolis. This tour consists of high-resolution panoramic images of the most important monuments of the Acropolis, which is located on a hill, 156 meters above sea level. Among the most famous buildings on this site are the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena.