Staying at home can be frustrating, especially knowing that there are fantastic landscapes in Europe waiting to be discovered. Fortunately, staying home doesn’t mean you have to miss out on Europe’s best spots entirely. Many cities and countries offer creative ways to explore some of their landmarks online, to pass the time until you can visit them in person.
We share some of the European cities that you can get to know with virtual tours.
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The capital of the United Kingdom is a destination that everyone must see. Iconic places like Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament have their virtual doors open to the public. You can also get a closer look at other landmarks by clicking on them from the top of the London Eye. On these tours you’ll see the majesty of London’s attractions for free from the comfort of your easy chair. Another bonus: thanks to these 360º views you will be able to see Big Ben before it was covered in scaffolding for renovation work.
If you’re looking for activities for the weekend, why not check out the events London has on the horizon? You can catch one of the plays broadcast by the National Theater or find other events to get your daily dose of London.
If you have always wanted to stand at the top of the mythical Eiffel Tower and admire the capital of France in all its splendor, with Google Maps‘ street view you will be able to do it, the magnificent views will come directly to your living room creating an experience that even those with fear to the heights can enjoy.
Do you dream of taking a look at the glamorous daily activities of the French? Get a taste of French culture by watching the shows at La Comédie-Française, plus it’s a brilliant way to practice your French. You can also take a tour of the Musée d’Orsay to admire 19th and 20th century art
Berlin is one of the cultural centers of the world with a wide variety of shows, events and places to go out. Luckily, you don’t have to miss out on these options. The popular Schaubühne theater created an online program with daily performances to pass the time.
Starting at 6 pm every evening you can watch different performances and bring a bit of Berlin culture into your home. Some do not have subtitles so you can also take advantage and practice your German, this way you can say that you took advantage of your time studying the language. A change to be browsing on Netflix that is appreciated.
Raise your hand who misses spending a night with friends. Well, it’s not just you. Fortunately, the clubs in Berlin decided to do something to address the lack of parties in our houses. Thanks to virtual club nights you can enjoy exclusive sets and dance. A great way to pass the time, it will give you a unique opportunity to party with the whole family.
Living “La bella vita” in the Italian capital will have to wait, but that doesn’t mean you can’t see what the city looks like. The Youtube channel Prowalk Tours uploaded a virtual walking tour . For more than five (yes, five) hours you will be able to enjoy a walk and experience the sounds and postcards of Rome as real as possible from the comfort of the four walls of your home. You’ll learn facts about ancient ruins as you virtually traverse picturesque cobblestone streets and see monuments like the Colosseum up close.
If you want to fully immerse yourself in the culture of the city, you can also visit the Musei Vaticani online and see the Sistine Chapel in 360º among other sections that will transport you to some of the most prestigious and historical places in Rome.
Dublin always promises craic (or fun, if you don’t know Irish slang). While you wait to travel to this city that mixes historic neighborhoods like Temple Bar with new buildings in the harbor area, you can take a look at what awaits you online.