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The Google Earth application is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, and is completely free. We recommend that you get it as part of the free Google Pack, as it includes a variety of other excellent, and also entirely cost-free software.

Installing Google Earth means that you can view all of the sights that we link to in ways that you never even imagined! Fly, zoom, rotate, spin and float over the world’s most spectacular locations and the most fascinating events taking place on it. Explore satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and even the far reaches of the universe with Google Sky.

Click below to download Google Pack, and start discovering Google Earth now!

New in Google Earth 4.3

  • Photo-realistic buildings from cities around the world
  • Dawn to dusk views with the Sunlight feature
  • Swoop navigation from outer space to street-level

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: The Corinth Canal Opened

On July 25, 1893, the Corinth Canal in Greece opened. Envisioned for millennia, the waterway was cut through rock to…

On this day: The Menin Gate Was Unveiled

On July 24, 1927, the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing was unveiled in Ypres, Belgium. The Gate commemorates soldiers…

Top Ten World’s Tallest Statues

The roster of the world’s tallest statues is dominated by Buddhist figures, with most of the top ten (actually 11…

Recent Comments

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