For a few days, practically citizens of all countries in the world are 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 won't be able to go outside but thanks to Google we can visit up to 30 Unesco World Heritage sites. Will you join us?
As if you were there: view the places that are World Heritage 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 the other day received its first update after more than a year as well as many other tools to telework during these days.
But it also has other leisure applications like 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
- Nij Castle
- Nishi Hongi Temple
- Himeji-j castle
- The Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew
- The Great Sphinx of Giza
- The palace and parks of Versailles
- The archaeological zones of Pompeii
- The Kinderdijk-Eishout mill network
- The Alhambra and the Generalife
- Pawon Temple
- Swidnica Peace Church
- the church of the archangel Saint Michael in Binarowa
- The monastery of San Milln de Yuso
- Jasovsk cave
- The site of the first men of Sangiran
- Laura de la Trinidad and San Sergio
- Domica's cave
- The Centennial Center
That is to say, 30 beautiful places that can be seen in full detail just using our computer, tablet or smartphone, all this 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.
And you, what places are you going to visit Google Earth during this quarantine?