You Can't Miss These Virtual Museum Tours

Published on May 18, 2020

If you’re like me, you probably would love to travel right now but can’t because the entire world is shut down over the coronavirus outbreak. You may not be able to tour the world’s greatest museums in person, but many of them are offering virtual museum tours in the meantime. Major places such as Musée d’Orsay in Paris, MASP in São Paulo and National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne made virtual reality tours so that we can entertain ourselves with some culture.

Vatican Museums, Vatican City

One of the most famous cities in the world located in Italy, Vatican receives more than 2 million people a year. We start this tour in Saint Peter Square and there’s even an virtual tour guide to tell more about the place! Also includes places such as St. Peter Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

You can start the tour by clicking here.

Musée de Louvre, Paris

The Louvre is known for holding the Mona Lisa painting and Michelangelo sculpture. But there’s way more for you to see, like their extensive collection of Egyptian Antiquities and the Galerie d’Apollon.

It’s estimated that you would have to spend almost two weeks in Paris in order to visit everything inside. Differing from the Vatican Museums, you only can visit a few galleries inside Louvre. Check it out here!

MASP, São Paulo

This art museum located in Brazil combines modern and classic art. It has an awesome painting collection and online exhibitions. If you download Google Arts & Culture, your view of it and experience will be even better!

Check it out by clicking here!

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria is a modern gallery located in Australia also made available the virtual self-guided tour. The tour also includes informational videos about the pieces you’re viewing so you can learn about them as you tour.

Click here to see more!

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Paris’ other most famous museum is also open for virtual tours. Located across the Seine from the Louvre, the Orsay museum is home to a vast collection of fine art from artists like Van Gogh and more.

Luciana Gontijo is Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Brazil, she focuses her writing on arts and entertainment. She was formerly with HuffPost Brazil.

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