Sightseeing with AR application

Turystyczny Lublin mobile app

Is it possible to visit places that do not exist? Yes, it is… in Lublin! The Turystyczny (Tourist) Lublin mobile application is a tourist’s must-have with the most important practical information about the city. It is also equipped with an AR (augmented reality) module that transports you in time and allows you to see monuments that have disappeared from the city landscape.

Aplikacja Turystyczny Lublin
Apliakacja Turystyczny Lublin

The Turystyczny Lublin application contains an information module with practical tips on atractions ofLublin, current events, accommodation and gastronomy.

The second element is the Lublin sightseeing module. There are two trails gathered here:

·       “The trail of non-existent monuments”

It consists of non-existent monuments recreated thanks to AR (augmented reality) technology. It enables a virtual tour of the iconic parish church of St. st. Michael the Archangel and the water tower on former Bernardyński Sq.

The buildings had important functions in the former Lublin. The parish church had been the most important Catholic church in Lublin for over five centuries. It was located on Po Farze Square. The user can observe the shape of the parish church in its five scenes, from the 13th to the 19th century. What’s more interesting – the church can be visited inside! The water tower had overtopped the city and supplied Lublin with drinking water for almost 50 years. The tower used to appear on postcards and was an important landmark in the city.

It is possible to upload the 3D model by scanning the tracker placed on dedicated plates located in the city space. The application generates a three-dimensional virtual image through the smartphone camera and overlays it on the real environment in camera mode. The component in AR technology is available for mobile devices with AR Core support. List of smartphones with Android and iOS.

·      “Sounds of the city: town privileges and bourgeois traditions trail”

The trail is dedicated to the development of Lublin and the formation of the identity of its inhabitants. It leads along the streets of then Old Town, discovering the stories of the most important monuments in Lublin – witnesses of the events that took place in Lublin for centuries. It leads from the Castle Hill through the Grodzka Gate, the non-existent parish church, the Basilica of Dominicans, the Lubomelski Tenement House, the Crown Tribunal, the Krakowska Gate, the Semicircular Tower, the church and the (non-existent) hospital of Holy Spirit, to the Lublin Cathedral.

The trail consists of audio recordings. The user can listen to the history of the place and background sounds that reflect the likely sounds of the medieval and modern Lublin.


The application is based on GPS navigation. The sightseeing module is equipped with a map that is based on the user’s location. The application has facilities for people with disabilities.

How does the AR module work?

👉 Download the free Turystyczny Lublin application for Android or iOS
👉 Turn on GPS navigation and follow the map
👉 On Po Farze Sq. (parish church) or Wolności Sq. (water tower) scan the symbol on the dedicated plate
👉 Admire the monuments in their realistic shape, size and location, and visit the parish church inside!

How to listen to the sounds of the city?

👉 Download the free Turystyczny Lublin application for Android or iOS
👉 Turn on GPS navigation, select one of the orange points marked on the map, enable the ‘Click to go to destination’ option and follow the marked route
👉 When you reach the locations marked in the application, a screen will automatically open to listen to the recording. Select ‘Click to listen to a description of the place’ and listen to information about the monument and the accompanying sounds

Download the free Tourist Lublin application on Android or iOS:

Pobierz aplikację Turystyczny Lublin w sklepie Google Play
Pobierz aplikację Turystyczny Lublin w sklepie App Store
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Lokalna Organizacja Turystyczna
Europejska Stolica Młodzieży