06 Dec Top 5 Wheelchair activities in Barcelona you shouldn’t miss!
Aside from being one of the most cosmopolitan cities worldwide, Barcelona is also known like one of the most accessible cities for wheelchair users. Therefore, in this post you will find our Top 5 Wheelchair activities in Barcelona, so keep rolling!
Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece is a MUST if you come to Barcelona, right? And this is for a good reason because it’s not only breath-catching from the outside, but also from the inside. You will be amazed by the tall structures, the stained glass windows, the several chapels, the claustrum, and by its accessibility!
At Carrer Sardenya you’ve got an accessible entrance. Firstly, you will get assistance from the staff who will guide you inside.
In addition to this, if your disability is higher than 65% and you can prove it you get free access! Moreover you won’t have any issues because there’s more than enough space to move around and at the end you can access the museum with a ramp. If you follow the signs, you will find accessible toilets as well!
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Do you want to visit the entire country in a day? Poble Espanyol is a small village where you will find replicas from many Spanish regions. You can find it on Montjuïc hill in Barcelona. From craftsmen to flamenco shows and several gastronomic alternatives… Above all, Poble Espanyol is a great attraction for wheelchair users and their families.
For instance, you can access from the main entrance and there’s an accessible route for wheelchair users (you will find a map at the entrance). There’s a lot of accessible restaurants and bars. Further, if you need accessible toilets you can find them in Plaza Mayor.
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Another accessible activity in Barcelona is the Telefèric Montjuïc, a cable car that will lead you to the beautiful hill in Montjuïc.
You can get to the top by simply taking a bus, but the fun part is taking the cable car. This activity is fully accessible and moreover, you get the amazing Barcelona skylines as your views.
To get there, you need to go to Avinguda de Miramar 30 at the bottom of the Montjuïc hill. You have several options to get there: By taxi, bus or metro. Then, when you get to the office you’ll be able to buy the tickets and enjoy this experience!
With the telefèric you’ll be able to stop in several points of Barcelona, for example: the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the Barcelona Ethnological Museum, the Castle of Montjuïc, etc.
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Another of Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces is La Pedrera, also famous for being wheelchair-friendly. This is an essential stop for anyone that appreciates art and architecture together.
As a wheelchair user you can get for free or at a reduced rate depending on your disability percent, by proving your disability with official documentation.
The good thing is that you can skip the lines and enter the building through the Passeig de Gracia entrance. Accessible tours come with a free audio-guide and can be booked in advance.
During the tour, you are guaranteed accessible lifts, ramps, toilets and they can lend you wheelchairs for some hours.
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Go visit the accessible beaches
There are many attractions in Barcelona. In addition, if you come for the summer, you can relax as well by visiting some of the accessible beaches that the city has to offer:
Located in Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 16. Assisted bath services are available from 11 to 14 h every day in the months of July, August and first two weeks of September and from 11 to 14 h only for weekends and holidays in the month of June and last two weeks of September.
Above all, it is one of the most accessible beaches, offering facilities. For example, accessible parking spots from the entrance, beach wheelchairs, adapted paths, toilets, dressing rooms and swimming aids.
Nova Icària Beach is located in Passeig Marítim de la Nova Icària, 60 . Assisted bath services for this beach are available from 11 to 14 h and from 16 to 19 h every day in the months of July, August and first two weeks of September and in June and last two weeks of September only available for weekends and holidays. You will find facilities such as adapted parking spots, beach wheelchairs, accessible paths, adapted toilets and dressing rooms.
Close to Nova Icària, is Bogatell Beach, located in Pg Marítim del Bogatell, 80.
Bogatell does not have assisted bath services, however, it offers other facilities such as: accessible parking spots, side platforms to leave your wheelchair and use beach wheelchairs instead, accessible paths that lead you to the beach, adapted toilets and dressing rooms with plenty of space!
Likewise Barceloneta, San Sebastián beach is one of the most traditional beaches in Barcelona. It is located in Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 2.
In the same vein, this beach does not have assisted baths. However, it does have plenty of other facilities for people with disabilities like accessible parking spots, beach wheelchairs, accessible paths that lead you to the beach, adapted toilets and dressing rooms.
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In conclusion, Barcelona has a lot of accesible activities to offer for your next trip.
Let us know if you go to one of these places!