September 26th, 2012 | Published in Google Earth
In the spirit of making Google Maps more comprehensive and accessible to people around the world, today we’re introducing Google Street View imagery of Chile and Croatia. We hope that these images are useful to both locals who want to scope out their own neighborhoods as well as tourists who are planning trips to either of these scenic countries.
You can now can explore the streets of three Chilean cities: Concepción, Santiago and Valparaíso. In Santiago, you can discover the Mercado Central in Santiago and see why this tourist spot was named one of the world's ten best in its class.
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In Croatia, we’ve mapped many towns and cities; from the bustling city centre of the capital Zagreb, to picturesque coastal towns like Split and Dubrovnik.
Virtual tourists now can explore the old city of Dubrovnik with its impressive Gothic and Renaissance architecture such as the Assumption Cathedral below. Although suffering severe damage during an earthquake in the mid-17th century, many churches, monasteries and palaces are still well preserved and can be seen in Street View.
Another must-see location is St. Mark’s Square, build around the Church of St. Mark, the parish church in the old part of Zagreb. The square is also the place where Croatia’s presidents are inaugurated.
Since launching the Street View feature of Google Maps in 2007, we’ve captured imagery from more than 3,000 cities and 40 countries around the world. Chile and Croatia are just two of the newest locations people can explore in the Street View feature of Google Maps. Visit maps.google.com/streetview to learn more.
Posted by Ulf Spitzer, Program Manager, Google Maps