Culture & Travel

15 February 2021
Taking the Virtual Art Tours during Quarantine


After the first case was seen in Wuhan, China, Covid-19 spread to the rest of the world and took hold. Today, many countries still apply restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus as well as quarantine people. We also do our part by avoiding crowded places as much as we can. 

Since we still don’t know how much longer these conditions will continue, we started looking for new activities to do while staying at home. 3D Virtual Tours entered our lives as a new alternative to see new places as we cannot leave our homes during quarantine.

It is possible to see almost all palaces, museums, Turkish baths, castles, squares, parks, ancient places, and mausoleums in many cities via VR. 

You can search for Virtual Culture Tours on any search engine. The Ministry of Culture has a list of cities and contents of these virtual tours on their website. Some of the Virtual Culture Tours in Istanbul are as follows:


• Hagia Sophia

• Dolmabahçe Palace

• Çırağan Palace

• Adile Sultan Pavilion

• Topkapı Palace

• Panorama 1453

• Tiled Pavilion Rahmi Koç

• Chora Museum

• Galata Mevlevi House 

Castles / Towers:

• Rumeli Fortress

• Anatolian Fortress 

• Yedikule Fortress / Dungeons

• Galata Tower

• Maiden’s Tower

• Beyazıt Tower

You can also tour many important museums around the world as 360 Degrees Panoramic or VR. For example:


Louvre Museum / Paris 


The British Museum


Rijksmuseum / Amsterdam


Musée d’Orsay / Paris

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York


Picasso Museum / Barcelona


MoMA The Museum of Modern Art / New York



Virtual reality museums will be a good alternative for those who want to travel during these challenging times. Many websites also have informative podcasts, which allow you to tour the museums online as you learn. 


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