Ramp for people with disabilities on Ávila city wall

Accessible holidays in Spain: cultural spaces adapted for everyone


The art museum in Vigo, the archaeological sites in Atapuerca, the Altamira Cave, the Jewish quarter in Cáceres, the walls of Ávila and the Roman ruins of Tarragona. If you’re looking for accessible holiday destinations, these are some of the country’s best cultural spaces adapted for disabled access. Add them to your list!

Many destinations in Spain have adapted their cultural heritage so they can provide a quality experience to everyone. Adapted routes and entrances, guides and plans in braille, explanations in sign language and activities designed with a focus on diversity. Cultural attractions such as the Prado National Museum and the Reina Sofía National Art Museum in Madrid, La Pedrera and the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona, the Alhambra in Granada and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral have all been adapted so they can receive visitors with any kind of disability. The city of Vigo and its so-called golden mile of art deserve a special mention, with its various museums, exhibition halls and cultural centres. It was nominated by the European Commission as one of the five most accessible cities in Europe, for its “innovative architecture within a particularly challenging terrain”.

Model of Cáceres for the blind in the Cáceres Visitors’ Centre

The history and origins of Spain have also been made accessible to everyone, as with the archaeological sites in Atapuerca. Both the Neocave (a reproduction of the original) and the Museum of Altamira have implemented the necessary infrastructure and services to provide access to all visitors. The fifteen cities across Spain whose historical centres and other urban spaces have been declared World Heritage Sites have also provided accessible routes. This means that the Jewish Quarter of Cáceres, the city walls of Ávila and the Roman ruins of Tarragona, as well as many other cultural treasures, are accessible to everyone. They are waiting to welcome you!

Visiting an art gallery in a wheelchair
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