Don’t let the coronavirus stop you: visit up to 30 World Heritage sites without leaving home

For the past few days, practically citizens of all countries in the world have been at home without being able to go outside . The culprit is a virus called COVID-19 or commonly coronavirus, which has forced governments to take drastic measures such as closing borders or isolating their citizens.

This means that except in very specific cases, such as going to the pharmacy or the supermarket, we cannot go outside. No more taking a walk with friends, having a beer in the square or going on a trip to see the world. At least for a few weeks. Luckily we live in the XXI century and the internet offers us many facilities. We will not be able to go outside but thanks to Google we can visit up to 30 sites that are Unesco’s Universal Heritage. Will you join us?

As if you were there: view the places that are World Heritage sites thanks to Google


As surely many of you already know, Google has to its credit a multitude of apps and services . Many of them are quite popular like Snapseed, the photo editor that by the way received its first update the other day after more than a year as well as many other tools to telework these days.

But it also has other leisure applications such as Google Earth, an app that allows us to visit all the places on the planet without having to get up from our chair or sofa . The best way to visit all corners of the world during these days of the coronavirus, especially the list of the 30 Unesco World Heritage sites and that Google itself has compiled for all of us .

  • The great Pyramid of Giza
  • TheTaj Mahal
  • The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  • Angkow Wat towers in Cambodia
  • The Cathedral of Sevila
  • The Dolomites
  • Borobudur Temple
  • Prambanan Temple
  • The Hiroshima Peace Memorial
  • Itsukushima Shrine
  • Nijö Castle
  • Nishi Hongi Temple
  • Himeji-jö castle
  • The Royal Kew Botanical Gardens
  • The Great Sphinx of Giza
  • The palace and parks of Versailles
  • Pompeii archaeological sites
  • The Kinderdijk-Eishout mill network
  • Stonehenge
  • The Alhambra and the Generalife
  • Pawon Temple
  • Swidnica Peace Church
  • the church of the archangel Saint Michael in Binarowa
  • The monastery of San Millán de Yuso
  • Jasovská cave
  • The site of the first men of Sangiran
  • Laura de la Trinidad and San Sergio
  • Domica’s cave
  • The Centennial Center

In other words, 30 beautiful places that can be seen in full detail just using our computer, tablet or smartphone , all completely free of charge –without having to pay a ticket– and from the comfort of our home. The Google Earth app for Android was also updated at the beginning of the year, allowing you to see the view of the universe and its stars , a feature that until now could only be enjoyed on the desktop version.

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