About this wheelchair accessible city tour in Barcelona
Discover the very best of Barcelona during this accessible city tour that includes private adapted transport. On this tour, you explore some of the most famous highlights of Barcelona. Your guide meets you at your accessible accommodation in Barcelona. It is also an option to start the tour from the cruise port.
Accessible City Tour Barcelona
One of the stops of this tour is the Christopher Columbus Column. They built the monument for the universal exposition of 1888, in honor of Christopher Colombus. He was the Italian explorer who ‘discovered’ the New World on behalf of the Spanish Monarchs.
Palau de la Música Catalana
Following on is a stop at Barcelona’s Palau de la Música Catalana, one of the most spectacular concert halls in the world. It was built between 1905 and 1908 for a Catalan choral society. Now it still stands in all its glory and is one of the most beautiful Catalan Modernist buildings in Barcelona.
The cathedral of Barcelona
There are a couple of impressive churches in Barcelona. however, the cathedral of Barcelona is the most beautiful and unique one of all. The gothic church is famous for its stunning facade, water-spitting gargoyles, and other mythical animals.
Next is the most famous park in Barcelona: Ciutadella Parc. It is full of interesting monuments and wide green spaces. The park is always bustling with street artists and local people having a picnic, doing yoga, walking their dogs, etc. If you are lucky, you will see people dancing the Flamenco.
The tour continues to the famous Bull Ring, also known as Las Arenas. It is one of the three former bullfighting arenas. In 1999, the arena was transformed into a modern shopping center. It now has a 360° round rooftop terrace filled with restaurants and a nice view. Luckily they kept the original structure and facade intact, so it is still a work of architectural art.
The Las Arenas is located on one of the most famous plazas in Barcelona: Plaça d’Espanya. Here you can also find the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. When the show starts, it brightens the whole roundabout. You will see the lights shining through the water while a fitting song is playing in the background.
Next on tour is the mountain of Montjuic with a view of the Olympic Stadium. From the hill, you see the beautiful horizon of Barcelona, the port, and in the distance: the coastline of the Costa Brava. Take in your surroundings, snap some pictures, and make wonderful memories!
Wheelchair accessible Sagrada Familia
The highlight of this tour is the inside visit, with skip-the-line tickets, of the world-famous Sagrada Familia. When you arrive at the Sagrada Familia, you have time to view this masterpiece made by Antoni Gaudi.
When entering the church you will see many bright colors and a high ceiling. With its unique architecture and renewed gothic style, it definitely makes sense that it is the most beautiful basilica in Barcelona.
Passeig de Gracia
The tour continues along the boulevard of the Passeig de Gracia to see La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, the other two amazing buildings designed by Gaudi.
Casa Batlló is a very special building that is surrounded by typical Barcelona architecture, and it definitely stands out. Casa Batlló is also known as ‘the House of the Dragon,’ dedicated to the Legend of Saint George. The colorful ceramic tiles represent the back of a Dragon. Even the roof has details that can tell the story of George and the Dragon without using any words.
La Pedrera has a whole different story. The original name of this artwork was ‘Casa Mila’ because the Mila family lived in this house. La Pedrera means ‘the stone quarry’ in Spanish, the locals created this name as they did not like the design of the house. However, the building has a very unique look to it and it definitely catches the attention.
At the end of the tour, your guide will drop you off at the starting point to enjoy the rest of your day!
Note: the order of visits/sites may differ depending on the starting point or local traffic situations