Cooltura offers you a whole new way to explore cultural sites and discover cultural gems from your smart phone. Through social networks you will be able to share your favourite content and get personalized information to make your cultural visits more enjoyable.
With Cooltura you not only get information about the place you are visiting, but you also get information about the most important points of interest that cannot be missed, whether for their historical significance or cultural popularity. You will also be able to consult a large repository of images, documents, pictures, manuscripts and much more to help you get in touch with the cultural context of your experience; whether it be before, during or after your visit.
Cooltura can help you in planning a cultural tour of a museum or open space before you arrive at the site, helping you identify what you should visit and see during your time there. During your visit it will show you nearby places that will be of interest to you according to your personal preferences.
Forget about hiring a guide! Cooltura includes an audio guide that will provide a spoken commentary describing what you are currently investigating so that you don’t have to look at your device and allows you to instead focus on the cultural experience around you.
In open spaces, Cooltura offers thematic itineraries with an estimated duration. You will be aware, in real time, where you are and what is around you, thanks to the mapping and GPS features available within the app. It will track you only when you are actively using it so it doesn’t drain your battery when this feature is not being used.
In closed environments such as museums, Cooltura offers virtual cultural routes with narrations that you can read like a magazine. They include an historical timeline with images, relevant historical artefacts, anecdotes and much more.
Right now, Cooltura is available in three places: The Alhambra of Granada in Spain, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in the United Kingdom, and the city of Trondheim in Norway.
You can help us to improve the app by downloading it, using it and giving us your feedback.
If you register within the app (with Facebook), the app will learn your preferences and give you personalised recommendations. Our objective is to help you engage with culture by means of relevant, humorous and informative experiences that will enhance your visits to cultural sites.
Cooltura was developed though the European project TAG CLOUD, a project focussing on the research of cloud based solutions to raise the interest of cultural heritage across Europe.
The app is completely free, try our first version today!
Update on cultural routes and AR-View of POIs at each site.
Ratings and Reviews
Just plain awful!
This app is so disappointing! I tried using this app yesterday at the Alhambra in Grenada because they do no have audio guides there anymore. The Cooltura points of interest are not always clearly marked. Worse, when we found a marked POI, the audio is read by a robotic Siri-sounding voice that mispronounced every Spanish name or word. The text is poorly written (or poorly translated). Finally, the app relies on GPS positioning, which would be great except it quickly drained the battery on my phone. If I had known about this in advance I would have paid for a private guide. The Alhambra is amazing but I feel I missed out on much of the backstory that a guide or good audio guide would deliver. Do not bother with this app.
Do not use this app
Terrible... Really hard to find the content that you need to read or listen.
Does not work. No funciona.
Esta aplicación no funciona. No perder el tiempo bajándola.
- GeoMobile GmbH
- 35.8 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 TAG CLOUD, GeoMobile
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.