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March, 2020

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About Andalusia

Andalusia is the southernmost region of Spain. It borders Portugal in the west, Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura in the north, Murcia in the east, and the English territory of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean in the south. In this part of Spain, you find many cultural attractions, beautiful nature, and beautiful long beaches. Over the years, the accessibility in Andalusia has improved a lot. In short, accessible Andalusia is an ideal region for your next vacation.

Weather

The weather in Andalusia experiences influences from both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Furthermore, you find a large number of mountains, covering a big area. Because of the differences in the area, it is hard to describe the climate as one. The Sierra Nevada, for example, provides wintery spots and low annual temperature, while you also find the hottest cities in Spain located in Andalusia.

Currency and tipping

The money used in Andalusia is Euro. However, in Gibraltar, you use British Pounds. Keep this in mind if you also want to visit this part of the area. Tipping in different countries is often different. Read all about the tipping habits in Spain and the rest of Europe in this blog.

Language

In the area that Andalusia covers, you find people speaking Spanish and English. Even though they speak Spanish on the territory of Spain, some people speak the Andalucian dialect. In British territory, they speak English.

Culture

Andalusia is often called ‘the real Spain’ because the roots of Spanish culture are most obvious here. The passionate flamenco music, the tapas, the fiestas that sometimes last for days, the bullfighting, having a dinner-like meal in the afternoon, and the siesta afterward are important features of that culture.

andalusia square
andalusia street
andalusia coast

Accessibility in Andalusia

Over the years, the accessibility in Spain has improved, and so has the accessibility in Andalusia. You find more and more disabled facilities all over the area. New public buildings are required to provide access for wheelchairs. Accessible accommodation is also becoming more common in Andalusia. Although this is not always the case for cheaper housing, several hostels do offer these facilities. Pay attention to whether these hostels are fully accessible or only provide some accessible facilities.

Furthermore, many of the coastal towns in Andalusia provide accessible beach services. They do this by offering footbridges, amphibious chairs, and adapted toilets. If you need an accessible toilet, you can always count on Accessaloo. Besides Accessaloo, there are many more helpful travel apps for an accessible holiday. Find more information about those in this blog.

Lastly, Spain also made its cruise ports more accessible. Read more about some of those accessible cruise ports in Spain, of which two are in Andalusia, here.

Accessible highlights of Andalusia

Many of the famous attractions in Andalusia are wheelchair accessible. On this page, you find our wheelchair-accessible tours in various destinations within Spain, including in the area of Andalusia. The Andalusian cities we take you to are Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Málaga, and Seville.

Accessible Alhambra wheelchair service
andalucia accessaloo
andalucia accessible beach

Cádiz

You find Cádiz in the south of accessible Andalusia, on the Gulf of Cádiz, that borders the Atlantic Ocean. Cádiz’s port is one of the most important assets of the city, even though it does not border the Mediterranean. It is a port used by fishermen, ferries and naval vessels. For many people, the city is reminiscent of Havana, the Cuban capital, because they both have a Malecón, which is a famous 7-kilometer-long boulevard. Cadiz is one of the cities that has improved the accessibility in Andalusia the most.

What to do in Cádiz

Famous sights in the city of Cádiz include the Baroque-Neoclassical Cathedral, the breathtaking Iglesia de Santiago, the Casa Manuel de Falla, a tribute to the Spanish composer, and Plaza Espana that houses the Constitution of 1812 Monument.

We offer tours that take you to these and many more places. To know more about these accessible tours in Cádiz, click on the button.

cadiz cathedral
cadiz street
cadiz fountain

Córdoba

In the center of accessible Andalusia, you find Córdoba. The city is located in the Guadalquivir Valley, just south of the Sierra Morena Mountains. Córdoba is one of the most popular cities in Andalusia to visit and is filled with Spanish culture.

What to do in Córdoba

The city of Córdoba is mainly known as a cultural city and for its incredibly well-preserved old center. The old town is, therefore, an important sight of the city. Besides the ancient city, the Mezquita Cathedral is one of the most famous attractions in Córdoba. Click here to learn everything about the complex and its accessibility. Furthermore, other sights to visit are the Roman bridge and the Medina Azahara. We offer different accessible tours in Córdoba that take you to these beautiful places.

Click on the button to have a look at our tours.

cordoba mezquita
cordoba roman bridge
cordoba street

Granada

Granada is a city in central-east accessible Andalusia, that borders the coast. It is one of the top ten most popular city trip destinations in Spain. Its popularity is mainly due to the presence of the medieval Alhambra fortress, but of course also because of the old town where the typical Andalusian culture is clearly present.

What to do in Granada

The most famous sight in Granada is the Alhambra, an ancient fortress that dates from the Moorish times. Read everything about the complex and its accessibility in this blog. Besides the Alhambra, Granada has a lot more to offer. The Albaicín neighborhood, for example, is an old, picturesque Arab district. Furthermore, discover the Madraza, the Royal Chapel, the Cathedral, the Bib-Rambla Square, and so much more during your visit to Granada. You have the option to visit all these sights during one or more accessible tours we provide.

Look at all our accessible tours in Granada by clicking on the button.

granada alhambra
granada cathedral
granada Albaicín

Málaga

After Seville, Málaga is the largest and most important city in accessible Andalusia. For many years, the city’s fascinating history, its friendly inhabitants, and the unique culture of Málaga made the city one of the most popular tourist destinations in the southern part of Spain. For years, Málaga has been in the top twenty of the most visited cities in Europe.

What to do in Málaga

The most famous sights in Málaga include the Alcazaba, the Castillo de Gibralfaro, the cathedral, and the Jardín de la Concepción. Málaga also once had a world-famous resident, Picasso. Since 2003, you find the Museum of Picasso in his house of birth. The Museum is filled with beautiful and original pieces of art of Picasso. We provide accessible tours that let you discover all these famous sights. One of our tours takes you to the Alhambra in Granada from Málaga. Discover everything about the fortress in this blog and click on the button to find more information about our accessible tours in Málaga.

Malaga cathedral
Malaga garden
Malaga coast

Seville

The capital of the Spanish region of accessible Andalusia is the city of Seville. It is also the most important city in southern Spain. Not only in the economic field but also the area of culture, politics, and art. Pretty much everyone who visits Seville is enchanted by the charm and beauty of this city. The Arabic influences, the old town, the warmth, and the narrow streets of the old neighborhoods will absolutely impress you while visiting Seville.

What to do in Seville

The most famous sights in Seville are the Cathedral and the Alcázar. But that is not all Seville has to offer. In the labyrinth of small winding alleys, you find the Jewish neighborhood Santa Cruz, the Park of Maria Luisa, the Maestranza, the archaeological museum, etc. The beautiful city of Seville is filled with cultural sights.

Interested in visiting Seville? Click on this button for more information about the accessible tours that we offer.

Seville real Alcázar
Seville Cathedral
Seville plaza espanya
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