Visit the best corners of the world thanks to Google Earth

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Pavel Yosifovich
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For a few days practically citizens of all countries of the world are at home without being able to go out on the street. 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 supermarket, we cannot go out. No more walks with friends, a beer in the square or a trip around the world. At least for a few weeks. Fortunately, we live in the 21st century and the Internet offers us many services. We won't be able to go out on the street but thanks to Google we will be able to visit up to 30 sites that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Will you join us?



As if you were there: see the World Heritage sites thanks to Google

As surely many of you will already know, Google has a multitude of apps and services to its credit. Many of them are quite popular such as Snapseed, the photo editor which by the way received its first update in over a year as well as many other tools for teleworking 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 the chair or sofa. The best way to visit every corner of the world in these coronavirus days, especially the list of 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites that Google itself has compiled for all of us.

  • The Great Pyramid of Giza
  • He Taj Mahal
  • La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  • The towers of Angkow Wat in Cambodia
  • The Cathedral of Seville
  • The Dolomites
  • Tempio at Borobudur
  • The Prambanan temple
  • The Hiroshima Peace Memorial
  • Itsukushima Shrine
  • Nijö Castle
  • Nishi Hongi Temple
  • Himeji-jö Castle
  • Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew
  • The Great Sphinx of Giza
  • The palace and parks of Versailles
  • The archaeological sites of Pompeii
  • The Kinderdijk-Eishout mill network
  • Stonehenge
  • The Alhambra and the Generalife
  • The temple of Pawon
  • Swidnica Peace Church
  • the church of the archangel St. Michael in Binarowa
  • The monastery of San Millán de Yuso
  • The cave of Jasovska
  • The site of the first men of Sangiran
  • Laura della Trinità and San Sergio
  • The cave of Domica
  • The Centennial Center

Or, 30 beautiful places that can be seen in great detail simply by using our computer, tablet or smartphone, all completely free - without having to pay an entrance 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 will you visit on Google Earth during this quarantine?

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