Travel the World Without Leaving Home: Virtual tours of the Best International Museums

When we can’t have or do something, we end up wanting it even more.

So, when the coronavirus pandemic made staying in a requirement, many of us who love to travel (and most likely had trips planned for this year), felt the wanderlust even more.

We get it: there’s only so much TV you can watch and so much cleaning up you can do at home before cabin fever sets in. We’re here to share some fun virtual tours of places around the world that will help satisfy your travel cravings a little. Is it as good as being there in person? Not quite. Is it a fun way to pass the time? Absolutely!

Read on to get the list of the top places you can “visit” right now.

International Museums

The Louvre: It’s the world’s largest art museum and houses some of the most incredible works of art including the Mona Lisa and be sure to visit the Egyptian Antiquities exhibit.

The Acropolis Museum: The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum that has more than 3,000 famous artifacts from the Athenian Acropolis.

Uffizi Gallery, Florence: This gallery houses the art collection of Italy’s most famous families, the de’Medicis. It was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de’Medici.

Van Gogh Museum: This museum shows artwork from Van Gogh from various periods throughout his life.

The Vatican Museum: If you’ve always wanted to see the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Raphael’s Room, or you wish you could be there again, you’ll want to see this tour.

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City: You’ll enjoy 23 exhibit rooms full of Mayan artifacts here and explore Mexico City’s rich history.

View from the Eiffel Tower: Sure, this isn’t a museum. But who can resist the chance to (virtually) stand on the highest deck in the Eiffel Tower and get the best view of Paris?

Pergamon Museum, Berlin: As one of Germany’s largest museums, Pergamon has a lot to offer – even if you can’t physically be there. This historical museum is home to plenty of ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and, of course, the Pergamon Altar.

British Museum, London: Ever want to see the Rosetta Stone or a real, Egyptian mummy? Then this is for museum for you. It’s one of the most well-known ones in London.

Tokyo National Museum: The Tokyo National Museum has an impressive collection of art from Japan as well as other Asian countries.

Museu Nacional d’Arte De Catalunya (MNAC): This museum is in the Palau Nacional and offers incredible views over Barcelona. It has works by El Greco, Velázquez, Fortuny, Gaudí, Ramon Casas, Julio González and Dalí, and many more artists.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: This museum includes the work of Vermeer and Rembrandt and other Dutch artists from Amsterdam’s Golden Age.

Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG): You’ll see the largest public collection of modern and contemporary art on the sub-Saharan Africa. Explore collections of 17th-century Dutch paintings, 18th- and 19th-century British and European art, 19th-century South African works, a large contemporary collection of 20th-century South African and international art, and a print portfolio containing works from the 15th century to the present.

MASP, São Paulo: This is Brazil’s first modern museum. Since the artworks are placed on clear perspex frames, it gives the illusion that they are floating in midair.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul: This is one of Korea’s popular museums and you’ll get to see six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and other places around the world.

In times like these, getting the chance to see beautiful and inspirational art from around the world can help with the feeling of being isolated at home. We hope you enjoy all of these great works and they inspire you to keep adding to your travel bucket list. Soon enough, you’ll have the chance to book a ticket to see these locations in person.

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