This page is for those who want information for access for the disabled in Barcelona. Please note I would like to develop this section further and would be interested to receive site visitor feedback on this subject.
If you have had a visit to Barcelona and would like to share your experience with our site visitors why not help others and send us your feedback on your experience of disabled access in Barcelona.
I've tracked down the metro stops that offer lift access and presented this information in our metro stop table. All metro stops with lift access have been marked with a "Y" next to the stop.
The only metro (underground) line that currently has a lift at all stops is the (Purple Line, L2). The other lines only have a limited number of metro stations that offer lift access but extensive work is being undertaken on the metro to improve access for the disabled.
Changing from one stop to another on the metro can be difficult as they have stairs at most exists. You can however request assistance from the metro staff. It is not recommended to travel via metro if you have a wheelchair unless you only want to stay on the Purple Line, L2
Metro access for the disabled by TMB who operate both the metro and bus systems in Barcelona
Getting around the city maybe easier by bus as many buses are fitted with special access for the disabled. You will know which ones because they carry the international disabled access sign on the outside of the bus.
Travelling by taxi may also be an excellent alternative for you if you are wheelchair bound. A 10 minute taxi ride will practically take you from one side of town to the other.
Taxi ride (10 minute)
Taxi fare: €10.00
If you need a taxi that has been specially adapted for people using wheelchairs you can call the following number.
Barcelona Handicapped adapted Taxis
Taxi Amic S.L.
Carrer Taulat 24
08005 Barcelona, España
Tel: +34 93 420 8088.
Once in the city you are OK for getting around on the streets by wheelchair. Practically every street has a ramp suitable for wheel chairs to navigate. See the following page for an informative article submitted by one site visitor who visited Barcelona by wheelchair.
You can obtain a special map of the walkways in Barcelona city centre that are fitted with ramps. This map is available from the following organisation and they also have other information available on access to other Barcelona sites.
Institut Municipal de Disminuits Fisics
Avenue Diagonal, 233, 1 er,
Tel: +34 93 413 2775
Operating hours: Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 14:00
Metro - Glories (Red Line, L1) - Ironically this metro stop does not have lift access for people with wheel chairs.
This is an easy question to answer. Barcelona does not have any public toilets. It is a real problem in the city and of some concern at the moment. Most restaurants or bars allow people to use their toilets and there are bars that do have disabled access however I don't have a list of them. Again your feedback would be useful here.
Cosmoscooter based in Barcelona offers an affordable electric scooter, buggy or electric wheelchair rental for the duration of your stay. They can deliver the mobility scooter to you.
Electric mobility scooters can be rented out by the day or for the duration of your stay.
For more information on renting an electric scooter with Cosmoscooter see the following link: