Traveling may be at a halt but the exploring doesn’t stop. Luckily, with modern technology, we are able to take virtual tours of monuments and museums around the world. For those who are curious, here are L and O’s top, free virtual tours around the world.

Museum Virtual Tours

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The Louvre

First, we have the Louvre where you have not one, not two, but three virtual tours of this Parisian museum. That includes the original perimeter of the Louvre when it was first built as a fortress by king Phillippe Auguste. You can also explore the Egyptian Antiquities gallery plus a recently restored part of the Louvre called the Galerie d’Apollon. It is known for its magnificent ceilings with historical paintings.

The Musée d’Orsay

We continue on with the VR tours in France over at the Musée d’Orsay. This retired train station is now home to iconic works of art. Most notably is Vincent van Gogh’s “Self Portrait.”

The Vatican Museums

Next, we are going to make our way over to Rome, Italy where you will find the most revered ceiling artwork in the entire world. More specifically, the Vatican museums. Step into the Sistine Chapel and virtually gaze at the paintings by Michaelangelo. 

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

We are traveling back over to America now. In Washington D.C. there’s the one and only Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. If you didn’t already know, the Smithsonian is home to 23,000 artworks including a collection of portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies.

Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum

We are going to end our list of museums in Madrid, Spain at the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. Here you can virtually gaze upon a grand exhibit of the iconic Dutch painter, Rembrandt.

Nature Walk Virtual Tours

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The virtual tours do not stop at museums. Explore caves, oceans, caverns, and forests with Arts and Culture digital tours. They are beautifully shot and also feature a sound element with a narration of the area you are diving into.

Street Art Virtual Tours

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All around the world you will find street art. Travel through the streets of Buenos Aires, Sweden, and Argentina and marvel at their beautiful murals with Google’s street art tours. Luckily for everyone living in North Hollywood at L+O apartments, you don’t have to travel far to see street art. You are surrounded by it in the NoHo Arts District! To learn more about what makes living in the North Hollywood Arts District so special.


It is easy to get your fill of culture right from your computer. Just because we are in lockdown doesn’t mean we have to stop exploring. Stay safe and enjoy!

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