Who told you that it's not possible visiting new places while the pandemic doesn't end? Plenty of museums offer virtual tours, so you can explore them from the comfort of your couch, and the best part, without lines or crowds.
1. Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Florence is the city of art and culture, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rafael, Botticelli, among many others have lived there. Their masterpieces are exhibited at the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous museums in the world.
Renaissance paintings such as The Birth of Venus by Botticelli and Bacchus by Caravaggio are going to impress you.
2. Acropolis Museum, Athens
Capital of the country that is the cradle of the occidental civilization, Athens has one of the greatest archaeological museums.
Interesting artifacts and important items that contributed to the art around the world are there. The two most famous galleries, The Archaic Acropolis Gallery and Parthenon Gallery, can be visited during the tour.
3. Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), New York City
In the heart of New York, MET is one of the best museums in the USA. Opened to the public in 1872, it houses more than two million artworks.
Picasso's, Monet's, and Van Gough's works are just some of the pieces exhibited there. Greek, Roman, and Egyptian arts are also part of the collection.
Explore the Great Hall, the Temple of Dendur, the Charles Engelhard Court, and the Arms and Armor Galleries, as well as the Met Cloisters and the Met Breuer by watching six different videos.
4. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The huge Rijksmuseum houses artworks by illustrious artists, such as Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Vermeer, it is considered the best museum in the Netherlands.
Admiring all the details of the Rembrandt's The Night Watch with no crowds is priceless. The Milkmaid by Vermeer and Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat by Vincent Van Gogh are other unmissable masterpieces.
5. Vatican Museums, Rome
Egyptian and Etruscan artwork sections and the reputed Raphael rooms are part of the Vatican Museums. Da Vinci's and Caravaggio's paintings are also there.
And of course, the most famous chapel in the world, the Sistine, which was painted by Michelangelo. Can you imagine enjoying it alone and in silence? It's almost like a miracle.
6. British Museum, London
The British Museum houses important worldwide pieces. With around eight million items visiting the entire museum at once, even online, it is going to be impossible.
You can immerse yourself more by listening to audio tours.
Among the ancient artifacts, there are Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.
7. Hermitage, St. Petersburg
One of the biggest museums in the world, the Hermitage has pieces of different movements and from many parts of the world.
Some of Da Vinci's, Caravaggio's, and Remandrant's masterpieces are part of the collection.
The virtual tour to the Russian museum begins with a visit to the Winter Palace, the former official residence of the Russian czars.
8. Musée d’Orsay, Paris
In the past, the place was the Gare d’Orsay railway station, and later, a hotel.
The Musée d’Orsay is dedicated to the XIX century and has European and American pieces of art.
Van Gogh, Monet, Rodin, Degas, Cézanne are just of the artists that are part of the collection.
The virtual tour also includes an online exhibition about the history of the building.
9. São Paulo Museum of Art, São Paulo
São Paulo Museum of Art is commonly called MASP. One of the most important museums in Brazil was projected by Lina Bo Bardi, and it is an icon of the city.
Its collection boasts Delacroix's, Rafael's, Portinari's, Degas's, and Picasso’s works, besides many other notable artists.
10. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
One of the most well-known Dutch artists has an entire place for his creations.
Sunflowers, Almond Blossoms, among many other paintings, letters, and drawings of his are there.
It will be the perfect tour for those who love Van Gogh.
What do you think about visiting some of these museums in person as soon as everything is ok?
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