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Where to find wheelchair-friendly attractions in Barcelona

Located in the north-eastern region of Spain, Barcelona is a great holiday destination for wheelchair users. In addition to its excellent wheelchair accessibility, Barcelona is filled with beautiful architecture. There’s so much to see and do. Plus, the city really caters for a disabled holiday.

Here’s a list of five of the best attractions that are an absolute must on your travels to Barcelona.

La Rambla street sign on the wall, Barcelona
Also known as Les Rambles and Las Ramblas, la Rambla street is a wide tree-lined
boulevard in central Barcelona that's wheelchair-accessible. (Image: Pixabay)

La Rambla

Make sure to allow extra time to visit La Ramblas, a 1.2 km long street located in central Barcelona. The flat terrain makes it a perfect choice for accessible travel. People from all around the world come to these tree-lined streets to shop, watch the buskers and enjoy some delicious Spanish cuisine. With a variety of street performers along the street- from mimes to human statues. There’s always something interesting to watch- from mimes to human statues.

Montjuic Cable Car

Take the cable car ride up Montjuic Hill. The cable car is wheelchair-friendly, and an interesting form of accessible travel. Take in the beautiful views of Barcelona, including the harbour and city. Catch a cable car from one of these three stations: Parc Montjuic, Castell, and Mirador. It only takes 10 minutes to get to the top. On top of Montjuic Hill, there are plenty of activities to do, which are all wheelchair accessible. You can visit the Montjuic Castle to learn about its incredible history. If you prefer nature, explore the Gardens of the Grec Theatre.

La Boqueria

Explore the streets of Barcelona and check out their largest market, open from Tuesdays through to Saturdays. This is a great option for a disabled holiday with flat roads and ramps for wheelchair access. This is not only a popular tourist destination but also where locals buy their fresh produce for the week. Although it can get quite busy, everyone is considerate towards wheelchair users. You can pick up everything here from fresh fruit to souvenirs. For an authentic local experience, you can take part in one of the many cooking classes offered here.

La Pedrera hotel in Barcelona
Unconventional, wavy exterior is a popular feature in many Barcelona's best known buildings, including La Pedrera, also one of wheelchair-accessible attractions. (Image: Unsplash)

La Pedrera

La Pedrera, also known as Casa Mila, is well-known for its unconventional, wavy exterior. This masterpiece was designed in the early 1990s by Gaudi, one of Spain’s best architects. Wheelchair users can enter through the Passeig de Gracia entrance to beat the queue.

With lifts and ramps throughout, you can take part in one of the many accessible tours available at La Pedrera. You can even time your visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site with an exhibition or jazz concert.

National Art Museum of Catalonia

The National Art Museum of Catalonia is worth a visit for both art enthusiasts and tourists alike. The exterior of the museum is extravagant in itself. The beautiful artworks displayed inside are something that can’t be missed. The growing collections houses a plethora of historic works, including that of the renaissance era. These are displayed alongside Modern sculptures, paintings and prints. With lifts found on every floor, the museum is very accessible for wheelchair users. You can even enjoy a bite to eat at the museum’s restaurant, Oleum while experiencing stunning views of the city.

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Harper is a passionate foodie and creative writer from Auckland, New Zealand. Harper has collaborated with various blogs and sites such as Sea Containers. Discover more of Harper’s work here.

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