Lives in Kendal, United Kingdom
Since Jan 2015
25-34 year old female
13 years in accessible travel. Award winning blogger, travel writer & campaigner, passionate about equal access for all.
Piers & Boardwalks
Neighbourhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
One of the most wonderful things about Barcelona is the proximity between the beaches and the city. Barceloneta has ramps down to the beach, and a wide, smooth concrete walkway. There's also a wooden walkway to the water's edge, accessible changing rooms and toilets, and preferential zones for disabled bathers. This means all you have to do is relax and enjoy the sunshine!
Tapa Tapa is a stones throw from Barceloneta Beach, and offers good value, speedy tapas, and great drinks. The service here is wonderful, and the staff are happy to recommend food and wine to suit your tastes.
Port Olimpic is all about fun and relaxation. By day you can enjoy the beaches and water sports, and by night there is a large choice of seafood restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, as well as a casino.
The most famous street in Barcelona is perfect for people-watching and taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the city. As Las Ramblas is pedestrianized all the way down the middle, it's easy to slowly walk or wheel along with the crowds. There're plenty of things to see amongst the bustle too — street entertainers, stalls and cafes, a wide range of shops, the beautiful Canaletes Fountain, and the towering statue of Christopher Columbus.
Flaherty's is a gem of a find, just around the corner from Las Ramblas. Daily deals on drinks and cocktails, happy hours, and good-value food make this one of the most reasonably-priced options for eating and drinking in the area. The staff are super-friendly, and the atmosphere is great fun.
The Boqueria Market is full of color and life. Everywhere you look, there is delicious produce on display — huge hams hanging up, fragrant cheeses, fresh seafood, and lots of fruit, spices, and herbs. Plus, the area around the market is mainly flat, so it's easy to access.
The Sagrada Família has become a symbol of Barcelona. As it's often under construction however, constant changes mean access can vary. It's recommended that wheelchair users visit with a companion, to fully enjoy the beautiful stained glass windows, the quirky architecture, and fabulous statues.
Glories shopping center is large, spacious, and has a number of dining options as well as shops. It's much less crowded than Las Ramblas, and has a large supermarket for those wanting to stock up on provisions. The mall is accessible throughout, with elevators and accessible toilets. This is a good option for a more relaxed shopping experience, with many open-air shops, and restaurants with outside seating.