It is almost Christmas time and it is the moment to travel and discovering new places. In this post we are going to mention the most accessible cities in Spain.
Accessibility is one the priorities in the list of every kind of public space such as shops, cinemas, museums… Cities don’t want to be left behind and there are each time more cities which join forces to achieve a more accessible environment.
But what is an accessible city? The European Commission defines them as cities in which “everybody can live, commute and use services without obstacles”.
For a city to be accessible certain requirements should be fulfilled:
- Accessible public transport and infrastructure in place.
- Adapted information and communication implemented.
- Facilities and public services easily accessible for everybody.
Which Spanish cities are the most accessible?
Avila is one of the main cities adapted for accessible tourism. The city offers an inclusive range of services and facilities. In fact, the “Ciudad Amurallada”, which is one of its most important sightseeing, is a referent in terms of accessibility.
Lugo is another top city in terms of accessibility. It has a completely accessible and free of architectural barriers old town.
There are many places for you to enjoy such as the Muralla (the Wall) which provides a lift, access ramp and adapted paths.
In a very aware-of-the-need for accessibility city, hundreds of parking spaces across the city together with a great variety of touristic and entertainment services for every taste could not be forgotten.
Málaga is one of the most beautiful cities in Andalucía. The city provides several facilities for every need and with public and private places in which architectural barriers are avoided.
The beaches La Misericordia and El Dedo have sound devices and walkways accessible for wheelchairs.
Finally, if you decide to visit Terrasa, you should know that its town hall has been supporting accessibility for everybody over the past few years.
They have a great cultural offer and you should know that Terrasa’s Centre for Performing Arts is provided with amplified-sound devices and free magnetic loop. This equipment is also installed and available in the Science and Technology Museum of Catalonia.
We encourage you to discover everything that these places have to offer.