Got the itch to travel? We’ve found a few clever ways you can scratch the itch and see the world’s best museums from your desktop.
Destination: The Louvre, Paris
Price: Nada, nothing, zip
If you’re lucky enough to have been to Paris in your lifetime, then you know the Louvre is a top destination for Parisian tourists. Inside the halls of this grand institution lies many famous paintings you might already have heard of; Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa, The Venus de Milo sculpture, or Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People. Simply visit the website of the Louvre Museum
in order to take the virtual museum tour. It’s split into sections so you can hone in on your greatest artistic interests.
Destination: The Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico
Price: Absolutely nothing
Frida Kahlo’s iconic self portraits are on display for the whole world to see thanks to Google Arts and Culture. On this virtual museum tour,
you can explore the blue house where Frida lived and created her works, viewing a collection of personal photographs and artefacts along the way.
Destination: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Price: $50… Just kidding, it’s free
If you’re looking for diversity in your virtual museum tour, then visiting New York’s The Met
is the way to go. There’s contemporary fashion exhibitions from the likes of Coco Chanel, alongside Renaissance era and Baroque Era works and international exhibitions from Japanese artists, just to name a few. With so much choice, you’re bound to find some art that tickles your fancy.
Destination: The Uffizi Gallery, Florence
If Italian Renaissance artworks are up your alley (think: Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus or Raphael’s Madonna of the Goldfinch), then Galeria Uffizi in Florence is a must-visit. Explore this virtual museum tour with help from Google Maps
. Simply click through the small highlighted circles in Satellite view to explore the gallery’s halls.
Destination: Gaudi’s Casa Battlo, Barcelona
Price: You guessed it, free
Casa Battlo is one of Barcelona’s many famous architectural gems created by artist Antoni Gaudi. If weird and wonderful is the kind of art you’re interested in, then be sure to put Casa Battlo on your must-visit list. Stepping inside (virtually, of course) the walls of the Casa Battlo
is like transporting yourself to an underwater wonderland with some wacky architectural features you’ve never seen before. Trust us, this one has to be seen to be believed.