Accessible Tourism in Spain – A World Leader!



There are lots of things that will make a country and its particular destinations available to people with physical disabilities. Spain is unquestionably a world leader in accomplishing this. Spain is amongst the only few countries to ensure easy accessibility to all or any of its cultural sites. In addition to working to create spaces and routes that can be easily travelled by individuals with disabilities, Spain has also introduced several guided tours and specialized services.   Here are a few places worth considering for an accessible vacation in Spain:

Pamplona: Renowned for its San Fermin festival, town attracts thousands of visitors throughout the world. Town of Pamplona was awarded the Access City Awards for successfully creating an accessible urban environment. The city was made and built to relieve the mobility of disabled people. A metropolitan environment is full of structures varying in height and complexity, this is where specialized elevators, ramps and foot bridges have truly made the difference inside the city. All of it started with a formal 4-year plan that aimed to renovate local structures and roadways to raise the city’s accessibility. At the conclusion of all of it the location was changed into space that means it is among the best accessible vacation destinations on the globe.


Located at the popular Cala Millor, this wheelchair friendly 4 Star Hotel in Majorca features modern, family-friendly facilities. It offers great outdoor pools both for adults and children, a spacious terrace furnished with hammocks and parasols and free WiFi.

The Hotel is step-free all around, featuring outdoor swimming pools with a hydraulic chair. It is a 2 minute walk from Cala Millor beach, which offers step-free access, ramps, adapted toilets, assistance for bathing and amphibious chairs through the sea promenade.



Madrid is the capital city of the Kingdom of Spain and one of Europe’s most wheelchair accessible cities.

All of the major tourist attractions or cultural attractions are equipped with disabled access. In addition, several of them also give the option for you to rent a wheelchair should yours break down or you need to rent one for some other reason.  Many hotels in Madrid offer handicap accessible guest rooms with roll-in showers.

Spaniards are welcoming, accommodating and happy to have you as a tourist in their country. The historic sites, museums, art galleries and cuisine will have you wanting to come back for more.

For further information on Spain, contact the Tourist Offices of Spain.







Julie Surrey is a Partner at Creative Planette and is a seasoned professional in the events industry. Ms. Surrey started blogging actively in 2010 and writes industry specific pieces for i-Meet, the online business community for people who plan meetings and events.


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