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Access To Facilities For People With A Disability In Barcelona?

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Q: My husband and I would like to visit Barcelona. He is a person with a disability and is with a heavy power chair. I would like to know if he would be able to get around and sightsee? Are there adapted cars equipped with ramps? Could he get into the stores etc.? Any info you could provide would be helpful.

A: Hello Barcelona is not the most disabled-friendly city in the World however it is making efforts to improve conditions for the traveller with a disability. The Metro system for e.g. has had extensive work undertaken on it to put lifts into many new stops. We have listed these on the following web page on our site:

Barcelona Metro Stops Adapted For The Traveller With A Disability

We have also written several pages on our website regarding travel for the traveller with a disability in Barcelona please see the following pages:


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We have also given, where ever possible information on which Barcelona attractions offer access for people with a disability. Please see the following page on our website for Barcelona attractions we have indicated next to each entry whether there is access for the traveller with a disability or not.

Barcelona's Famous Attractions - includes information for on access for the traveller with a disability.

Hotels with specially adapted rooms for the traveller with a disability.

For more detailed information on Accessibility issues for the traveller with a disability to Barcelona we recommend you contact the following organization.

Institut Municipal de Disminuits Fisics
Avenue Diagonal, 233, 1 er
08013 Barcelona, España.

Tel: +34 93 413 2775

Operating hours: Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 14:00

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