Fuengirola (Málaga) launches an audio guide app to improve visits to the castle

The mayor of Fuengirola (Málaga), Ana Mula, presented this Monday a mobile application aimed at improving the experience of visiting the different historical spaces of the city. It is an audio guide with which neighbors and tourists can learn about the different historical aspects, in this case, of the Roman site of the Secretary’s Estate and Sohail Castle.

«This is a free app that can already be downloaded both on Android and for the IOS system and that allows access to useful information and the history of these sites in a fun and comfortable way.

To download this application you can search the ‘Stores’ of our’ smartphones or, get closer and capture the QR code that have been placed on the posters to access each of these archaeological spaces, «explained the governor, at the time of indicate that navigating through the application is a «very simple and intuitive» task.

In this way, the visitor can download this ‘app’ on their ‘smartphone’ device completely free of charge to complete their incursion into any of these two Fuengiroleño archaeological sites. To do this, during the visit, the user must attend the different numerical signals that indicate each point of interest that the application picks up and activate the corresponding audio in their telephone terminal.

The ‘app’ can be downloaded on Android and iOS devices and can be used in both Spanish and English. Both in the case of the Secretary’s Estate, as in the Sohail Castle, the ‘app’ uses a dozen references to explain the historical aspects and curiosities of two spaces in a brief and pleasant way, so that the visitor can do A general idea of ​​what they were in their time.

This project has involved an investment of 13,409 euros, which have been paid with a grant from the Ministry of Culture of the Junta de Andalucía.

«With this project, in short, we have tried to incorporate our main archaeological sites to the new technologies to facilitate access to information and knowledge of both Fuengiroleños and all the people who visit our city and show interest in knowing monumental spaces and historical vestiges such as the Secretary’s Estate and Sohail Castle, «said Mula.

Finally, he has invited all Fuengiroleños to visit these public spaces again using this free tool already available «and thus learn more curiosities of the city and its history.»