The VoiceMap GPS Audio Guide for Ronda

Recently, I was asked to create the VoiceMap GPS Audio Guide for Ronda.

Ronda Audio Guide QR code
Scan the QR code to go directly to the Audio guide at VoiceMap

For quite a few years now, the A4 printable guide has been selling steadily directly from Ronda Today and I have received many hundreds of emails from visitors, who have discovered the very best of a visit to Ronda, using the indepth information made up from the top 20 articles published here at Ronda Today.

But what better way to improve the guide? An audio guide of course!

https://voicemap.me/tour/ronda/ronda-andalucia-s-city-of-dreams-a-walking-tour

The VoiceMap GPS Audio Guide for Ronda

Listening to me along the way (and also some captivating guitar music from the amazing Paco Seco), you’ll pass breathtaking lookout points including the Mirador de Ronda and the Mirador de Aldehuela.

You can also get the guide in German and Spanish languages

Available in German here: https://voicemap.me/tour/ronda/ronda-andalusiens-stadt-der-traume-ein-rundgang
Available in Spanish here: https://voicemap.me/tour/ronda/ronda-la-ciudad-sonada-en-andalucia-una-ruta-a-pie

Discover Ronda at your own pace
  • No queues or following big groups of people.
  • With turn by turn directions you can’t get lost or miss any of the important sights.
  • Start and stop whenever you want.
  • GPS locations. Audio starts automatically as you approach interesting places and monuments.
  • The VoiceMap GPS Audio Guide for Ronda is also ideal if you have limited time in Ronda but want to see as much as possible.

As we leave the new town behind us and enter the old, past the Mondragón Palace and museum we’ll visit Ronda’s former defensive border at the Puerta de Almocábar, and quake in the boots of history’s soldiers as you imagine approaching armies.

From there we’ll follow the old walls to the Arab Baths and the Puente Viejo bridge, before making our way back over Puente Nuevo. The tour ends in front of the Plaza de Toros, the Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda.

I’ll also provide answers to some intriguing questions like:
  • What did Blas infante, the father of Spanish nationalism, do in Ronda?
  • Who are the Goyesca ladies?
  • Why is one particular Italian priest famous around here?
  • Who built the Puente Nuevo?
  • Did Queen Isabella really visit Ronda?
  • When did the Christian conquerors arrive?
  • How important is bullfighting in Andalucia?

Creating the VoiceMap GPS Audio Guide for Ronda from the content here at Ronda Today has been a real pleasure and I hope that you enjoy walking the tour as much I did making it.

You can get the guide directly here: https://voicemap.me/tour/ronda/ronda-andalucia-s-city-of-dreams-a-walking-tour

Other suppliers where you can buy the The VoiceMap GPS Audio Guide for Ronda

Viator: Andalucia’s City Of Dreams: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in Ronda

Get Your Guide: Be captivated by Ronda’s beautiful gardens and medieval walls with an audio guide walking tour on your phone. Cross the Puente Nuevo and stroll through the Alameda de Tajo as you learn about the city.

A bit about VoiceMap

VoiceMap’s walking tour app gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace. You can start the walks at any time and stop whenever and wherever you like, for as long as you like. You don’t even need to hit pause. The app uses your GPS location to play audio automatically, at exactly the right time and place, and when you start moving again, playback will too. It also gives you directions, making it much easier to put your phone away and immerse yourself in your surroundings, not the screen.

You can download audio tours with a single tap before you leave your WiFi zone. They come with offline maps, and you don’t have to pay for data while you’re out exploring.

You can get the VoiceMap app here

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.voicemap.android&hl=en

IOS: https://apps.apple.com/za/app/voicemap-audio-walking-tours/id852027939


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Guided Tours around Ronda

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There are some excellent guided tours around Ronda and the white villages (Pueblos Blancos) of Malaga and Cádiz. Day trips start from from many of the nearby cities such as Seville, Málaga and the Costa del Sol area of Andalucia.

Going it alone? Check out Ronda Todays very own VoiceMap GPS Audio Guide for Ronda here: https://www.rondatoday.com/the-voicemap-gps-audio-guide-for-ronda/ Written and recorded by Clive the author of Ronda Today. :)

Why use a local guide in Ronda?

Using a local guide can provide many benefits, such as:

  • Insider knowledge: Local guides have a deep understanding of the culture, history, and customs of the area, and can provide unique insights and perspectives that you may not find in a guidebook or online.
  • Language skills: A local guide can speak the language fluently and help you navigate any communication barriers you may encounter.
  • Safety: A local guide can help you navigate unfamiliar areas safely and can also be a valuable resource if you get lost or need assistance.
  • Connections: Local guides often have connections in the community that can provide access to experiences or locations that may not be easily accessible to tourists.
  • Saving Time: Local guides often know the best routes, shortcuts and insider tips to help you make the most of your time.
  • Cultural immersion: Local guides can help you immerse in the local culture more and get the most out of your trip.

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Lifting the lid on Tapas in Ronda

The original tapa was a small dish that the camarero (barman) would place over your drink – hence the name: lid. The reason for this practice is unclear: perhaps it was to keep the flies off; perhaps it was the combination of poverty and heat, which made eating a large meal impractical. Either way, the important thing was that the snack was free!

Nowadays, tapas have evolved from those humble beginnings to become practically an art form in Seville and Granada. In some cities (Granada and Jaen for example) you will often automatically be given a tapa whenever you order a drink; in most other places excpect to pay a couple of euros for most tapas.

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A traditional paella recipe made in Ronda

Traditional paella is a Spanish dish that originated in the Valencia region. It is typically made with saffron, paprika, and other spices, and is typically cooked in a large, shallow pan called a paellera. The dish typically features rice as its base, along with a variety of meats and vegetables, such as chicken, rabbit, and snails. It is often served with a sprinkle of lemon juice and parsley.

Here is a traditional paella recipe made in Ronda with both metric and imperial measurements that will easily serve 4 people.

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Plaza del Socorro and Blas Infante

Visitors to Ronda are often confused as to why our central plaza Socorro features a statue of a semi-naked man with two lions by his side and a couple of pillars behind him. What is their significance? (Plaza del Socorro and Blas Infante was remodeled in 2019 with a new fountain and the statue of Hercules moved closer to the old Casino on the same Plaza.)

The answer lies in Andalusian nationalism and one of the most important events in recent Andalusian political history. The Assembly of Ronda in 1918. This was when the father of Andalusian nationalism, Blas Infante, unfurled the flag and symbols of Andalusia whilst standing on the first floor balcony of the ‘Circulo de Artistas‘. The building directly behind the fountain with red CA lettering above the windows.

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5 amazing things to do in Ronda

There are quite a lot of “things” to do in Ronda… Just walking the streets,  sightseeing  the top 10 monuments and eating the best tapas will fill your day (and your tummy.) But, if you have a bit of extra time. Why not try one (or all) of these 5 amazing things to do in Ronda?

Horseriding in the fabulous Ronda countryside.

Caballos y Vino is owned and run by Sandra Jochim. An experienced horsewoman who has excellent, first-hand knowledge of the local area. She also speaks four languages – German, English, Spanish & Horse!

At Caballos y Vino, you’ll enjoy a ride on safe, reliable horses and discover the beautiful countryside around Ronda. Small groups of 2-4 persons guarantee a convivial atmosphere. Bookings can be made at short notice.

Find out more on the website and facebook of Caballos y Vino
http://caballosyvino.wixsite.com/horseridingronda/company
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Horse riding in Ronda

Take a relaxing spa and massage in Aguas de Ronda

If you want to really relax and unwind, not far from the museum and ruins of the Arab baths you will find Aguas de Ronda… A fantastic little spa and wellness with saltwater pools, sauna, hot and cold baths. Plus, massages to balance your body and your mind…

Find out everything you need to know to arrange your visit on their website here…

Hammam Spa circuit for 2 people at the Hammam Aguas de Oriente Spa in Ronda

Visit the “Casa de Jamon” and see the museum and experts slicing the Iberian ham.

This shop is filled to the brim with a superb display of jamon Iberico- wine -cheese and oil (Iberian hams, Iberian chunks … Etc.) There is also a cafeteria-bar where all the products on display can be sampled either sitting at the bar or at the tables amongst what can only be described a “museum of Spanish nostagia”.

Read more about the Casa de Jamon here…

La Casa del Jamon - Deli-Wine Tasting-Museum-Bar in Ronda, spain

Discover Ronda and the surrounding white villages by taxi!

It is not as expensive as you may think as a full white village tour is around 120 euros for 4 people visiting the most emblematic villages of the area… You can visit the Roman ruins of Acinipo, The Pileta cave, the gorge of Ronda and many other places in the comfort of your own chauffer driven taxi…

Read more on the website of Ronda Taxi Tours…

Get a taxi in Ronda - taxi tours of ronda and white villages of malaga and cadiz

Vineyard visit, wine tasting and wine museum.

The wine interpretation centre is the place to head for if you are a wine lover. The centre is packed with eveything you need to learn about (and taste) the fantastic wines of the Ronda region.

Education is a basic purpose of the wine interpretation centre so this is a place where you can ask questions and have a great time while you learn. This is also a place where you will encounter a multisensory experience. The museum is a gateway to the past with an amazing collection of antique objects related to wine and winemaking.

Find out more at the website of the wine interpretation centre here.

wine interpretation centre in ronda - vineyard visits in ronda
There are quite a lot of “things” to do in Ronda… Just walking the streets,  sightseeing  the top 10 monuments and eating the best tapas will fill your day (and your tummy.) But, if you have a bit of extra time, why not try one (or all) of these 5 amazing things to do in Ronda :)
And heres 5 more things to do in and around Ronda :)

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