Culture in a city is not only represented by museums, cinemas, theatres art galleries and other institutional places. Culture is heritage, with memorials, historic and religious sites, but it is also very much alive, with informal cultural spaces, meeting places where artistic creation happens and places where music is played.
Cultural gems is a free open source web app, conceived by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, to map cultural and creative places in European cities. The main purpose is to capture diversity in culture and creativity among European cities. Cultural gems includes data on selected cultural venues from OpenStreetMap, and information provided by European cities, universities and other public and private organisations. Citizens are encouraged to add more.
Visitors will be able to experience the new website of Cultural gems https://culturalgems.jrc.ec.europa.eu and discover hidden gems in areas of their preference.