To celebrate World Heritage Day, Google Arts & Culture offers virtual tours of more than 1
Google Arts & Culture virtual tours include high-resolution photos, detailed educational information, 3D models, and step-by-step guides through historical sites (similar to Street View in Google Maps). These tours are a great learning resource for kids and a short-lived retreat for grown-ups tired of sitting at home.
In Google’s World Heritage announcement, the company explains that “culture is asking for help and support” due to reduced tourism and the closure of many museums, galleries, theaters and play areas. While virtual tours are no substitute for experiencing culture in person, Google hopes its educational resources can inspire people to travel in the future.
Visit Google’s Explore UNESCO World Heritage page to learn about sacred sites, natural wonders, ancient castles, and much more. You can also check out other Google Arts & Culture projects such as the Play a Kandinsky synesthesia tool, the Blob Opera music maker, and the retro Google AR Synth playroom.
Source: Google Arts & Culture via Engadget