With lockdowns and other restrictions continuing across Europe more than a month, the continent's innumerable landmarks stay either closed, or deserted. With people restricting themselves or restricted by authorities to their homes and avoiding travel in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, tourism has taken a serious hit.
A nearly deserted Piazza di Spagna.
The empty Pariser Platz by the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
The iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris closed down on 13 March for an indefinite period.
The Louvre Museum was also closed down to visitors on 13 March until further notice.
Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia basilica visits were stopped since 11 March.
The Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid was closed down on 12 March.
The ghostly deserted Piazza del Duomo in Milan.
The Rijksmuseum in the Hague was closed in mid-March.
The Acropolis in Athens was closed down for the public on 15 March.
The emblematic Market Square in Krakow stays empty since mid-March.
Almost all of the Swiss ski resorts announced the end of season in mid-March, a month earlier than usual.
It is rather unusual for some of the world's most popular destinations to be seen almost without any people in front of them. Yet, maybe only now they can be seen in their whole beauty. Unfortunately, just few locals can enjoy them. Still a virtual tour is possible.
The Bulgarian actor Marius Kurkinski will present his jubilee performance Marius at 50 during the Apollonia Arts Festival in the seaside town of Sozopol. The audience will be able to enjoy his roles in the images of Don Juan, The Black Chicken, The Song of Songs and others.
A joint project by for institutions, with the cast of the Stara Zagora State Opera taking the lead, has reached the finals of an educational shows competition organised by the FEDORA – European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet. The distinction carries an opportunity to win a €50,000 grant.
Two of Rotterdam's cultural icons have come together to create an unforgettable experience, tailored to our current circumstances and open to all. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Rotterdam Ahoy have entered into a unique partnership: a drive-thru exhibition. From 1 to 23 August, visitors can drive their own or a borrowed electric car through Rotterdam Ahoy’s 10,000 m2 Hall 1 and see more than fifty high-profile artworks from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen plus installations by several invited artists.