On the Barcelona Turisme website a wide section is dedicated to accessibility. In this post we provide you with information on some monuments, attractions and public places they recommend for travelers with reduced mobility.
The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is Gaudí’s best-known work and has become an indisputable symbol of Barcelona. Unique in the world, it has been under construction since 1882, and the works are expected to end around the year 2026. For this essential visit, the official website recommends people with disabilities be accompanied by another person, since it has some obstacles – ticket office and ramps -, although in general the space is accessible for people with reduced mobility.
It is a must for everyone who visits Barcelona. There are outstanding buildings on both sides of the street, such as the Gran Teatro del Liceo, the Palau de la Virreina or the Mercado de la Boquería. There is also an interesting offer of accessible hotels and accommodation for people with reduced mobility in the area with accessible bathrooms for people with disabilities. La Rambla also has a wide central walkway for pedestrians, fully accessible. Find out more information about accessing La Rambla for people in wheelchairs.
Paseo de Gracia
The famous Paseo de Gracia is close to The Rambla. In addition to the most prestigious shops and businesses in Barcelona, you will find emblematic buildings such as La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. In addition, accessible hotels and accommodations are available. The sidewalks are very wide and, although they are partially occupied by terraces and pedestrians, moving around in a wheelchair is easy and comfortable.
Popularly known as “La Pedrera”, it is one of Gaudí’s most unique and famous buildings. The building, with a surprising and magical roof terrace, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. The building is accessible to wheelchair users and has accessibility resources in its cultural programs and activities, as well as in the conferences, seminars or concerts. For this reason, La Pedrera – Casa Milà has been recognized by the Responsible Tourism Awards in the category of Best Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Provider. More information can be found at La Pedrera, an accessible space.
Casa Batlló is undoubtedly one of Gaudí’s most daring works. It is an amazing building inspired by the marine world. In it, Gaudí worked with the best artisans of all the guilds. A must for all travelers, even those who enjoy adapted holidays, as, in general, the house is accessible for people with physical disabilities.
It is on the Barceloneta Beach where the people of Barcelona tend to taste fish, seafood and tapas dishes, it is an accessible beach with assisted bathing services for people with reduced mobility: locker room, amphibious chairs, lifting crane, life jackets, parasols and volunteer assistance staff.
Palau de la Música
Considered the “most modernist building in the world”, the Palau de la Música was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is an artistic monument of exceptional beauty and, at the same time, a prestigious musical scene. The building is free of all architectural barriers. Do not miss the opportunity to visit this monument. Here we provide you with more information about the conditions for accessing the Palau de la Música for people with reduced mobility.