Take a Cultural Holiday With Google Arts & Culture

Discover the many ways to escape and explore

By Google Arts & Culture

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You don't have to clock up air miles to take a trip this summer. From VR videos to vibrant market tours, from museums in your home to Machu Picchu online, Google Arts & Culture allows you to experience your perfect getaway from home. 

Scroll on to discover 7 ways to make your dream holiday a (virtual) reality!

1) Take a walking tour with Street View

Always wanted to get lost in the labyrinthine streets of the Incan City of Machu Picchu? Well, you don't have to hike up the Andes to do so. Street View lets you wander the citadel at your leisure from home. You can also explore many more of the world's most iconic locations

2) Get a flavor for global cuisine with foodie stories

Give your taste buds a tingle and learn about global gastronomy and culinary culture by sampling a Japanese bento box, entering Spain's open kitchen,  or taking a side in Nigeria's jollof wars.

3) Bring the museum home with Art Projector

Are you a gallery-goer when you're on a city break? Well, you can also exhibit the world's best art at home, life-sized and high-def, using Art Projector. Here's how.

4) Get adventurous with 360 videos and VR

Antarctic exploration or Zaha Hadid projects, Deep Sea diving or Outer Space, no destination is off-limits with these immersive 360 videos and virtual reality experiences. 

5) Go digging for some ancient archaeological wonders

If your trips are spent hunting for ancient artefacts, you can get your hands dirty and dig up some real treasures from the Google Arts & Culture collections, including from ancient sites like Chichén Itzá and Pompeii.

6) Discover worldwide crafts at a click

Recreate the experience of a local and traditional craft market by exploring the Crafted in India project, or check out Chinese traditional craft, and discover tangible and intangible cultures from around the world. 

7) Arts, sand, culture

A good holiday has a healthy mix of activity and relaxation. Why not chill out after a busy cultural schedule and find inspiration for a beach break with these Paradise Escapes?

Download the Google Arts & Culture app for Android or Apple to get holiday inspiration and begin planning your next trip.

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