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Turisme de Barcelona created the Easy Walking Tour Gòtic last year. This was the first guided tour for people with reduced mobility, and was promoted by Barcelona Sustainable Tourism, whose priority is to ensure that all people can enjoy leisure activities on equal terms. The Easy Walking Tour is a one-hour guided tour of the Gothic quarter, with no architectural barriers, so that people with reduced mobility who require wheelchairs to get around, have problems walking or are easily tired can visit the old quarter of Barcelona. The consortium is working to develop more regular tours accessible to blind people, people with impaired visibility or people who use sign language.
Barcelona was internationally recognized as one of the most accessible cities to visit. The prestigious Lonely Planet publication evaluated accessibility to the city’s public transport system and priority access for people with disabilities to avoid them having to queue for the main attractions in Barcelona, as well as beach ramps. Furthermore, it placed particular emphasis on the friendliness of the city’s inhabitants, who are always ready to help people with reduced mobility.
To find out more about the Easy Walking Tour click here.