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Accessible Travel in Barcelona

By John Sage While it still has its challenges, Barcelona disabled access is better than most cities in Europe. Consequently, I gave it a 5 Star Sage Accessibility Rating which is my highest rating. A relatively flat city center, wheelchair accessible public buses, and the presence of a few accessible beaches are a few of the most enticing aspects for Barcelona accessible travel. Stairs and long lines at some tourist attractions are a few of the accessibility challenges.  Learn more about the Pros and Cons of Barcelona Disabled Access

Learn about our Barcelona Accessible Trip Planning Services

Disabled visitors to Barcelona have several fully accessible Barcelona tours to choose from. Half-day wheelchair accessible walking tours are available to experience the old history of Barcelona…from its founding as a Roman city through medieval times. A half-day accessible driving tour allows you to see the modern side of Barcelona including the world famous Gaudi sights. Combine both tours into a full-day Barcelona accessible tour to see everything!

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Should wheelchair visitors to Barcelona use the Metro or the bus?  What is the most accessible option to travel between the Gaudi tourist sights?  Which direction is uphill on the Las Ramblas boulevard and what is the highest point in the Gothic Quarter?  How can you avoid long lines at Sagrada Familia and the Picasso Museum?  Our 10 Barcelona Accessible Travel Tips start you on your way to an accessible vacation.

Where is the best accessible scenic view in Barcelona?  Which accessible sightseeing options should you put on your to-do list?  Where are great places to relax for sunshine or people-watching? Learn about the options you’ll have while visiting Barcelona by viewing the checklist for planning an accessible Barcelona vacation.

Barcelona is one of the major departure points for Mediterranean cruises.  While many cruise itineraries have no accessible shore excursion options, our Top 6 Accessible Cruises from Barcelona have accessible shore excursions available in at least 92% of the ports of call.  Princess' 12 Night Grand Mediterranean Cruise is great for first-time Mediterranean cruisers and will allow you to visit Spain, France, Italy, Greece, and Turkey on a single vacation.  A quick 7 Night Accessible Cruise focuses on the Western Mediterranean, while a 7 Night Disney Cruise is perfect for those traveling with children.


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Barcelona has multiple cruise terminals including the San Bertrand Cruise Terminal, the WTC Cruise Terminal, the Moll Adossat, and the Port Vell Terminal.  Our Barcelona Cruise Port Disabled Access Review allows you to view the location of these cruise terminals and learn about the accessible transportation options to get into town.

One of the largest and most unique churches in the world, the Sagrada Familia basilica is the must-see tourist attraction in Barcelona.  Unfortunately because everyone knows this, lines can be long but nevertheless well worth it.  Wheelchair ramps at Sagrada Familia, some of which are steep, allow disabled visitors to see most of the church.  Stairs leading to the elevator will prevent some disabled visitors from reaching the towers.

Wheelchair users like John Sage have specific accessibility needs that slow walkers and mobility scooters may not have.  While rolling around Barcelona, wheelchair users may encounter hills, cobblestones, curbs, long distances, and other obstacles.  Learn more about getting around Barcelona in a wheelchair.

Mobility scooters allow disabled and senior visitors to experience easy accessible Barcelona travel between tourist sights like the Barcelona Cathedral, Las Ramblas, and Picasso Museum.  Barcelona mobility scooter rentals cost €322 per week.  Rental manual wheelchairs are €235 per week, and electric motorized wheelchairs are €331 per week.  Delivery and pickup charges are included for destinations in Barcelona’s city center.

Our disabled travel experts have personally inspected numerous hotels so we can provide you with the best value in accessible Barcelona hotels. In Barcelona’s city center, roll-in shower accessible hotel rooms are available.  Gothic Quarter 4-star accessible hotels are ideal for those wanting to do sightseeing in Barcelona. Accessible Barcelona hotels overlooking the ocean are a great option for beach-goers. 

Where is the accessible entrance to the Barcelona Cathedral?  Which beaches have wheelchair accessible boardwalks to the water?  Which Metro stations do not have elevators?  How should you schedule your time on a 1 day, 2 day, 3 day, or 4 day visit?  Our 52 page Barcelona Accessibility Guide is provided as part of our accessible trip planning services and provides Barcelona disabled tourists with everything they need to know about accessibility in Barcelona.

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The Sage Traveling Barcelona accessible trip planning services save you time and money, while giving you access to exclusive accessible Barcelona experiences!

Your vacation starts when you are picked up by a reliable wheelchair accessible van to be brought to your convenient, centrally-located hotel room that we have personally visited and inspected. Your hotel will be located in a wheelchair friendly neighborhood, where you can discover the hidden history behind the unique Barcelona buildings with the help of a special tour designed for disabled visitors.

You’ll spend your days experiencing the best-kept secrets of accessible Barcelona, like the most accessible shopping street in Barcelona & the best accessible location to taste tapas.  From now until you fly back home, you’ll have peace of mind from knowing our knowledgeable consultants will help if you have an emergency.

Our Barcelona accessible travel consultants have a history of proven success planning accessible Barcelona vacations, and we guarantee that we will make your trip easier and more memorable!



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