It’s important to know the where and how to visit if you are traveling with a person with disability. Some cities are notorious for being ill-equipped to cope with wheelchairs, blindness and the elderly. Fortunately, Barcelona is not one of those cities and during recent years the local councils have made huge improvements to ensure that every visitor feels safe and secure in the city. Not only is the city equipped to welcome such passengers, the city is also extremely well connected by public transportation. Here are a few tips to help you along.
There are wheelchair-accessible facilities in the airports, museums and metro stations in Barcelona. In the older buildings, ramps and elevators are available to use and disabled parking spaces are available.
The following metro stations in Barcelona have access for wheelchairs, plus they have a metro guide in Braille at the customer service stations. Out of 156 metro stations in Barcelona, there are only 15 that don’t have wheelchair access.
There is an interactive map available where you can check if the metro station you wish to use is wheelchair accessible: http://www.tmb.cat/en/transport-accessible
The entire bus fleet has been adapted, as well, and there are designated areas and visual warnings and listening devices that tell you when the stop is approaching. The buses also have devices for the blind and visually impaired.
The tourist buses that take you around to view the sights of the city are all equipped on the lower deck and they also have devices for people who rely on hearing aids. The Montjuïc cable car facility wis also fully adapted and accessible for all users.
It’s great to know that you can travel throughout one of the most fascinating cities in the world without restrictions; you no longer have to feel stuck in your Barcelona villa if you have a disability. In addition to the outfit of the city, Catalunya Casas also has a handful of vacation villas that are equipped for guests with disabilities. Contact us today for more information!