With much of the world’s population trapped at Home in an attempt to avoid coronavirus spread, travel has come to a stop point. The coming summer and springtime are normally the time to take a trip and discover another part of the planet.
As most of us are indoors and waiting for this pandemic to come to an end, you can still visit places virtually — with the aid of your computer — from the comfort of your Home. This time of year, holy sites and museums, popular with pilgrims and visitors alike, are very popular.
Staying at Home doesn’t mean you can’t fly online. It’s also a way to discover locations that you’d like to visit once normalcy returns. Here are five places that you can visit right now:
THE SALY LAND
A common travel destination for the world’s three main monotheistic faiths — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — Holy Land is a geographical region between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea in present-day Israel, the Palestinian Territories, and parts of Syria.
Some common places include the Mount of Olives, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem.
MOSQUES IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD
A place of worship for Muslims around the world, mosques can be found all over the world and function as a place of prayer. The Arabic term masjid, which means “place of prostration and the word mosque in English has derived from it.
The Mohammad’s burial site, Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Great Mecca Mosque, where Muslims did the Hajj, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where Mohammad is believed to have ascended to Heaven, are of special significance.
St. PETER BASILICA
Vatican City, one of the holiest places of Christianity, holds a rare array of masterpieces of art and architecture. The city-state of Rome, St. Peter’s Basilica — with its double colonnade and circular piazza — remains a stunning location.
The basilica, constructed on the tomb of St Peter’s, is the largest religious building in the world, illuminated by the works of Raphael, Michelangelo and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Located in the Turkish capital of Istanbul, the old Greek Orthodox Cathedral, which later became the Ottoman Mosque, is now a museum.
It was built between 532 and 537 on the orders of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. The site is most notable for the mosaics that decorate its interior walls. It’s been a museum since 1935.
Located in London, the Gothic site is one of the most important architectural buildings in the United Kingdom. It is also the location of coronation and burial of the founders of the British monarchy.
Originally a Benedictine monastery, which was founded 1,000 years earlier, the abbey was dissolved in 1539. It has been under the rule of the British sovereign since 1560.