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Top 10 Museums that can be visited through virtual tours in South America

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As per ancient findings, South America had been occupied by human civilization way before North America. It had also been home to numerous European colonies in the past. However, today stands as a collection of Independent countries with rich Heritage and Culture. The historical, as well as cultural richness of South American Countries or Latin America attracts history and art lovers from around the world. Here are the Top 10 museums of South America which will allow you to have a virtual tour of their astounding collections.

Museu de Art de São Paulo, Brazil
Museu de Art de São Paulo, Brazil

1) MASP, São Paulo, Brazil: Museu de Art de São Paulo was founded by a Brazilian Businessman as the country’s very first modern museum in 1947. MASP holds some of the most precious European Art collections in the Southern Hemisphere. As of now, the museum is home to more than 8000 exhibits, including paintings, objects, consumes, and sculptures from a wide range of time periods. Google Arts and Culture site allows people to go through the details of the entire collection of the museum along with a 360-degree virtual tour of the same.

National Museum of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
National Museum of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

2) National Museum of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro: Locally known as Museu Nacional, it is one of the biggest institutions of natural history in the whole of Latin America. Founded in 1818, the museum played an important role in cultural as well as economic development of the country. If you are unable to visit Rio to experience this one of a kind museum, you need not worry. The Google Arts and Culture website allows you to have a virtual tour of 11 important spots of the museum, including its galleries as well as the exteriors, sitting at your home.

Sao Paulo Football Museum
Sao Paulo Football Museum

3) The Football Museum, São Paulo: More than just a sports museum, the Football Museum of Brazil has become a cultural heritage which signifies the identity of Brazil. The Google Arts and Culture site allows people from around the world to have a virtual tour of the 6 important exhibits of the museum. These 6 exhibits majorly comprise of photographs and documents shared by the public about women who bravely played during the prohibition period in Brazil from 1941 to 1979.

Immigration Museum, São Paulo, Brazil
Immigration Museum of the State of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (Image Credit: Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net) [CC BY-SA]
4) Immigration Museum, São Paulo: The museum preserves the history and the memories of people who migrated to Brazil in the 20th Century and stayed at the Casa do Migrante. The displays at the museum beautifully depict the origin of the immigrants, their history, their migratory process, their adaptation to the new land, along with their contributions to building a harmonious community. The Google Art and Culture Site allows people to experience 2 street views of the museum along with witnessing the entire collection of this unique museum.

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina

5) Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Argentina: The Latin Americal Art Museum of Buenos Aires is dedicated to preserving Latin American Artworks from across the globe. The museum holds a great collection of painting, drawings, installation, and sculptures and is a haven for art lovers. Starting from artworks from the 1930’s depicting social and political issues to the pop art of the 1970’s, merging into the contemporary style, the museum has it all. Wander Argentia has started a great initiative that allows people to explore the country through virtual tours. The same allows you with a great video tour of the museum.

Machu Picchu Museum, Cusco, Peru
Machu Picchu Museum, Cusco, Peru

6) Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru: More than just a Museum, Machu Picchu is one of the most important historical sites of the Incan Empire. Selected in 2007 as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is also a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983. You Visit allows you with an amazing audio visual tour of the entire Machu Picchu site along with the Machu Picchu Museum. The virtual tour allows you to explore the whole site along with the museum from almost all the angles possible and provides you with a great insight into its historical importance.

Museum of Contemporary Art Bogotá, Colombia
Museum of Contemporary Art Bogotá, Colombia

7) Museum of Contemporary Art Bogotá, Colombia: This museum of Contemporary art holds more than 1000 exhibits of Latin America and Colombian artists from the mid-Twentieth Century to date. The museum also acts as a place of cultural importance as it attracts people connected with sound, visuals, stage, as well as Literature to assemble and organize events at local as well as national levels. The Google Arts and Culture site allows you to virtually experience the 8 important exhibits of the museum along with a 360 degrees view of the same.

National History Museum, Santiago, Chile
National History Museum, Santiago, Chile

8) National History Museum of Chile, Santiago: The Museo Histórico Nacional exhibits sculptures, paintings, and artifacts of important figures that helped Chile to emerge and develop into the nation as it is today. This historical museum holds over 555,000 artifacts of historical importance. A dedicated virtual tour Matterport allows you to view the important artifacts of the museum alongside getting to know the history of Chile’s independence. The tour also allows you with a manually operated 360 degrees tour of the museum building.

Juan Manuel Blanes Museum Montevideo, Uruguay
Juan Manuel Blanes Museum Montevideo, Uruguay

9) Juan Manuel Blanes Museum Montevideo, Uruguay: This museum of National importance in Uruguay exhibits art which depicts the story of the foundation of Uruguay. Apart from that, it also holds some of the works of the most famous and important, artists, architects, and sculptors of the country. The museum is situated in a villa designed by Juan Alberto Capurro, which was declared as a National Heritage Site in 1975. History View Visual Tour allows people to have a manually operated detailed virtual tour of this historical museum free of cost.

Museo Casa del Alabado, Quito, Ecuador
Museo Casa del Alabado, Quito, Ecuador

10) Museo Casa del Alabado, Quito, Ecuador: This archaeological museum holds more than 5000 objects that belonged to civilizations that occupied the land which today forms Ecuador. This museum attracts historical enthusiasts from around the world to explore the scientific, technical, as well as artistic excellence that was achieved by ancient civilizations, along with a huge collection of raw materials used during those times. You can get a chance to explore the exhibits of the museum through a virtual exhibit showcased by Google Art and Culture Site for people sitting in various parts of the world.

Why spend a fortune to dive into the artistic and historical tour of museums situated in South America when you can experience the same from your home, that too without a rush, and without any time constraints. All you need to do in click on the links given below each of the described museums and you shall be taken to a virtual tour of the same, that too free of cost!

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