Valencia enjoys more than 300 sunny days a year. This fabulous Mediterranean climate invites you to dive into the accessible beaches of the city and eat delicious paella on the terrace of a restaurant.
You’ve probably heard praise for the exquisite Spanish paella. This dish originated in the rural areas of Valencia between the 15th and 16th centuries. Likewise, this accessible destination is known for the Fallas festivities —declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by Unesco— and for hosting one of the largest scientific dissemination complexes in Europe.
Enter the Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. The building dates from the 13th century and houses architectural elements from various eras, although Gothic is predominant. Inside you can discover a museum with canvases by renowned Spanish artists such as Mariano Salvador Maella and Francisco de Goya. It also treasures historical relics such as the famous Holy Grail.
Wheelchair users can enter through the Puerta de los Hierros, as it has a ramp. The cultural visit has a reduced ticket for visitors with disabilities, with a current rate of €5.50 (check the official website to see any changes).
As the Cathedral’s own website also points out, there is an elevator in the Museum and accessible restrooms in the spaces that can be visited.
La Ciutat De Les Arts & Les Ciences
La Ciutat De Les Arts & Les Ciences is one of the largest scientific and cultural popularization complexes in Europe. It opened its doors in 1998 and has several buildings: the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, L’Umbracle, El Oceanográfico, L’Hemisfèric, the Reina Sofía Palace of the Arts, the Assut de l’Or Bridge and The Agora.
The facilities of La Ciutat De Les Arts & Les Ciences are quite prepared for visitors with reduced mobility or in a wheelchair. Visit València provides quite useful information on the accessibility of buildings. All the data you will find below has been obtained from that source.
Visit the Fallas Museum, and learn about the ancient custom that was born from Valencian carpenters. On the eve of Saint Joseph’s Day, they lit a bonfire with old furniture as a celebration. It is also said that this tradition may be an evolution of pagan rituals, where fire purified the bad before the arrival of the solstice.
On the night of March 19, hundreds of Fallas monuments burn in the squares and streets of Valencia. Each one presents a message and/or a criticism behind it, which is addressed with a good dose of art, satire and humor. However, by popular vote, each year two “ninots” (“sculptures or sculptural groups that make up the fallas”) are saved and installed in the Fallero Museum. Therefore, you can meet those who have escaped the flames since 1934.
Visit València indicates that the ground and first floors are connected by elevator. The pavement is non-slip. In addition, there are accessible restrooms for men and women.
It is essential that during your trip you can move around properly. Therefore, do not forget to take a look at the following list with information on accessible transportation:
- Metro Valencia Accesible. Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valencia drew up an Accessibility Plan. “All the stations and stops of the network have adapted routes with ramps and elevators, with the exception of the València Sud station.”
- EMT Valencia. Since 2010, 480 urban buses have incorporated an automatic ramp and a kneeling system to facilitate access for wheelchair users.
- Tele Taxi Valencia. Accessible taxis for people with reduced mobility to travel comfortably.
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