With our mobile Audio Guide, you will understand the intrigues that make Boabdil to become the last Sultan of Granada. You will also learn how this story is related to a captive Christian princess who converted into Islam and married King Muley Hacén. You will know how this monument evolved from a fortress into a palatial citadel. We will show you details of the defensive construction, the shape of the doors and entries, when and why the towers were turned from square to round, or how it was magnified with its most beautiful patios and halls during its golden age in the reigns of Muhammad V and Yusuf I.
You will learn how the Catholic Monarchs’ grandson, Charles V, the most powerful man in the world at the time, had his palace built here.
We will explain to you the influence of the romantic travellers, especially Washington Irving who, with his book Tales of the Alhambra, contributed to spread the knowledge about the Alhambra and its eventual recovery at a time when the monument was deplorably abandoned.
We will also explain to you Islamic culture and art and provide you with the key to the history of Alhambra, all livened up with anecdotes about personalities who passed by, such as Napoleon, the Count of Tendilla, Chateaubriand and Sorolla.
The app allows you to:
•Listen to entertaining, quality narrations developed by professionals.
•Quickly and easily find the work you want to listen to through its location on the map, a detailed picture gallery, or a search by author or title.
•Choose between the suggested itineraries or simply guide yourself following your own tastes and time schedule.
•Orientate yourself at any time thanks to the interactive GPS positioned maps.
•Access all the useful information about the museum: opening hours, accessibility, website, etc.
•Read the explanations in text format.
•Forget about queues at the withdrawal and deposits desks. Enjoy this and future visits with the convenience of having everything on your mobile phone.
We guide you and show you the secrets of:
- The Medina
- The Wine Gateway and the Water Cistern Square
- The Keep
- The Bailey (the dungeons and the military quarters)
- The Wall-Walk Garden
- The Candle Tower
- Hall of the Mexuar
- The Prayer Room
- The Courtyard of the Golden Room
- The Myrtle Courtyard
- The Ship Room
- The Comares Room
- Courtyard of the Lions
- The Abencerrajesí Hall
- The Hall of the Two Sisters
- The Lindaraja Belvedere
- The Emperorís Study
- Washington Irvingís rooms
- The Lindaraja Courtyard
- The Partal palace and gardens
- The Pointed Tower
- The Palace of Charles V
- The Generalife
- The Dismounting Yard
- The Water Channel Courtyard
- The Sultanaís Garden
- The Water Garden
Enjoy to the max your visit to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao with this Application. Plan your visit by choosing from the scheduled exhibitions and selected activities, and discovering the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection in just one App. Learn about the history of the Museum and its architecture, the features of its iconic building and the architect, and browse the interactive floor plans. Images, audio files, and information on the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection. Choose from the various pre-designed routes or plan your own visit according to your needs, get connected to Youtube, share your favorite activities via Facebook and e-mail, and participate in the users’ ranking of favorites. All these features make this Application a must for art lovers and Museum fans. Experiment with the application and turn your visit into a unique experience. Available in three languages (Spanish, English, and French).
Plan your visit
-Information on the services, ticket purchase, hours, and everything you need to know in order to visit the Museum.
-Exhibitions and selected activities.
-Choose from several routes pre-designed according to visitor’s needs: time, preferences, family, etc.
-Live your own experience by creating your personal route.
–Texts on some of the works in the Collection.
Learn about the building and the Collection
-Learn about the Museum architecture, the construction, the details regarding the building and its architect, Frank Gehry. Discover why it has become such an architectural icon, and learn about its relation to the city of Bilbao.
-The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection: information and texts on some of the works, artists’ biographies, audio files, and images.
The audiovisual experience
–Thanks to approximately three hundred images, this App is an essential resource for museum-goers and for those with an interest in the art world.
–Audio files in several languages to complement the information, as well as videos of exhibitions and selected works in the Collection.
–Interactive floor plans, infographics and images... just one click away.
Share your experience
–Share the information with your Facebook contacts, or send it by e-mail.
–Get connected to Guggenheim Museum’s Youtube channel, Facebook, and Twitter.
–Participate in the ranking of favorites and know other users’ views.
–Leave your views and recommend the application.
You will be able to locate all exhibitors in the interactive map included in the application so that you do not miss anything during your visit. Select your favourite galleries and artists in order to plan your visit, and vote for your favourites artists and galleries so as to generate a ranking of the most ‘liked’ participants at the show. Connect with other visitors via ARCO’s Facebook and Twitter profiles and discover everything there is to know about the event. You will also find all the places in Madrid that you should not miss, where to eat and drink, etc.
Download this application for free and enjoy ARCOmadrid_2011!
This application includes the following functionalities:
• Complete listing of the galleries and artists of ARCOmadrid_2011.
• Search by programme, by type of exhibitor, by artists and by gallery.
• Close to 300 images of different art works being exhibited at the fair.
• Interactive map so that you can locate every exhibitor inside the fair.
• Select your “Favourites” so that you can plan your visit and highlight what interests you most.
• Connect with the Facebook and Twitter profiles of ARCO and stay up to date with what is going on at the event.
• Vote for your favourite galleries and artists and see the galleries and artists receiving the most votes.
• Information about the Expert Forum and Professional Meetings.
• General Information: Access, prices, opening hours, etc.
• Extensive information on what to do and see in Madrid during your visit to the show.