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The Guitar House in Ronda

If you find yourself in the “city of dreams,” then visiting the Guitar House in Ronda should definitely be on your bucket list. You can marvel at the extensive collection of guitars on display, and if you’re lucky, you might even be able to attend a live concert for an even more memorable experience. Book a ticket here at Get Your Guide.

Ronda Guitar Music is dedicated to the Spanish guitar, offering concerts and recitals for public and private events at emblematic places. Professional quality musical experiences under the guidance of internationally recognized guitarist Paco Seco.

Or, have a look at the entry tickets for guitar concerts at Viator

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Hotels in Ronda Old Town

There are many hotels in Ronda, and several of these are quite superb hotels.  But, quite a few of the people who visit Ronda have a particular desire to stay in the old town with its history and romantic stories. This is the protected zone of Ronda, with very little development allowed, so there aren’t many hotels to choose from.

Ronda’s old town extends from the Puente Nuevo along Calle Armiñan until the old walls and Almocabar Gate, and down as far as the Arab Baths, so we have included the Hotel Alavera de los Baños even though other travel guides might consider it outside the old town.

Here is our list of some of the hotels in Ronda’s old town….Just click the name of the hotel for booking information.

Hotel Montelirio ****
The Montelirio, housed in a 17th century palace is one of Ronda’s most spectacular hotels. Perched as it is on the edge of the Tajo gorge, and with spectacular views from the pool of the Puente Nuevo. The Montelirio is 4 star hotel so you are assured everything you need to enjoy your stay in the city has been provided.

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The VoiceMap GPS Audio Guide for Ronda

So, 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 FREE A4 printable guide has been downloading 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!

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.

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

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

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.

Most of the places in this clip are on the Ronda Today Audio guide
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

See the full range of Voicemap audio tours in Spain here: https://www.rondatoday.com/voicemap-gps-audio-tours-in-spain/

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


Ronda Today

Everything you need to know before you visit Ronda “The city of dreams” in Andalucia. https://www.rondatoday.com/

The Caminito del Rey

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Visit Cádiz

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LA Organic Experience Olive oil tour

Today, my family and I had the pleasure of visiting the LA Organic Experience olive oil tour in Ronda. As soon as we arrived, we were immediately struck by the beauty of the farm and its picturesque setting. Our guide took us on a tour of the olive groves, where we learned about the organic and sustainable farming practices that the farm employs. We were impressed by the farm’s commitment to environmentally-friendly practices, and it was fascinating to see the methods they use to produce their award-winning olive oil.

There is even a fantastic guest house here if you want to stay in this idylic setting. (Scroll down to the bottom of this page for prices and reservation details)

Check out availability for this fantastic olive tasting and guided tour of LA Organic Experience
LA Organic Experience Olive oil tour
Experience the creative play between nature and spaces that showcase the vision of renowned French industrial architect and designer Philippe Starck.

Just click the image below for prices, availability and booking information information.

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Top Buggy – Drive a buggy excursions around the Ronda Countryside

Would you like to drive some spectacular routes through stunning landscapes barely frequented by tourists or even by locals? Top Buggy is based in the countryside close to Ronda and uses Polaris RZR and CFMoto buggies that are comfortable and are equipped with top brand long-distance suspensions which makes them super fun to drive. Top Buggy – Drive a buggy excursions around the Ronda Countryside.

With a full 5 stars over at tripadvisor and hundreds of great reviews, this is one of the most popular activities in Ronda.

Guided excursions with 2 or 4 seater buggies for couples and families and with 10 vehicles they can cater forgroups of up to 28 people. During summer there are night trips. And in winter, with luck, you can drive on one of the few snowy scenarios in Andalusia. Magical and unforgettable.

Click the image below to go to bookings and more details at Viator

You can even record the experience with GoPro video cameras that are supplied upon request and later you will be able to download the experience without any additional cost.

Top Buggy also have a hire service for lightweight 125cc scooters so you can discover the stunning Serranía de Ronda and its white villages with the wind in your face. You can rent a moped from 1 to 4 days it comes with a full tank of gas and a helmet. With about 300 km to a tank, you’ll probably run out of day before you run out of fuel!

Find out more and reserve your buggy adventure here.

Top Buggy is a legally established Active Tourism company registered under the AT/MA/00174 licence.

Ronda Today

Everything you need to know before you visit Ronda “The city of dreams” in Andalucia. https://www.rondatoday.com/


Wildside Holidays – Spain

Take a trip on the Wildside! Discover the wildlife and nature of Spain, its Natural and National Parks and find the top wildlife, activity and walking holiday companies.