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My 9 Favourite Accessible Things To Do In Barcelona

It’s no secret that I fell in love with Barcelona during a recent family trip. It exceeded my expectations in so many ways, from the fantastic beach wheelchairs to the stunning architecture, the culture, accessible public transport, and the countless attractions with wheelchair access. Not to forget the food.

Wheelchair Accessible Things to Do in Barcelona

So, keep reading to see how we spent our time in Barcelona and the many wheelchair accessible things we managed to tick off to have the perfect trip to Barcelona! Be sure to click the links at the bottom of this article for more wheelchair accessible Barcelona travel tips and resources.

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Wheelchair Accessible Accommodation in Barcelona

If you’re in search of a wheelchair accessible place to stay in Barcelona that provides top-notch accessible amenities, look no further than MICs Sant Jordi Apartment. This fully equipped and specially designed accommodation consists of 32 apartments, each offering exceptional comfort and accessibility for wheelchair users.

Located in the charming neighbourhood of Sarrià, MICs Sant Jordi boasts convenient access to public transportation, restaurants, and shops. Our one-bedroom apartment provided the ideal setting for relaxation and offered excellent accessibility for my power wheelchair. I highly recommend a stay here for a home-from-home experience.

Read my full review: MICs Sant Jordi – Wheelchair Accessible Apartment in Barcelona

9 of My Favourite Accessible Things To Do In Barcelona

I’ve been twice to this incredible city and I’m already planning to visit again. Here are some of my favourite wheelchair accessible things to do in Barcelona.

1. Gothic Quarter

The very first thing we did was take an accessible walking tour of the Gothic Quarter. This area was my first proper glimpse of Barcelona and my initial reason for falling in love with the city. I loved the buildings and the culture, as well as the look and feel of the area while wandering around and listening to Maria Jose, our amazing tour guide.

We couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide, as she was incredibly friendly, warm, and full of knowledge. It’s always good to have a local show you around and give you the inside scoop. No matter where you look, everywhere is Instagram-worthy. Despite being the oldest part of the city, the Gothic Quarter has fantastic wheelchair accessibility.

Favourite Accessible Things To Do In Barcelona: This photo shows the stunning architecture and buildings in the Gothic Quarter.

2. Sagrada Familia

You can’t visit Barcelona without stopping by the Sagrada Familia to admire the Gaudi masterpiece in all its glory. Construction began in 1882 and is still ongoing to this day. Don’t let that stop you though. I highly recommend you take a look around inside and visit the museum as well. However, if time is limited, then make sure you at least stop by to admire this incredible and iconic work of art from the outside.

Sagrada Familia Barcelona with a stunning clear blue sky as a backdrop.

3. Nova Icaria Beach

I loved the beach in Barcelona so much that I dedicated an entire post to it, where I shared my 8 amazing reasons to visit Nova Icaria Beach in a wheelchair. I can’t recommend it enough. I was able to fully enjoy time with my family on the beach and in the water by using the beach wheelchair. The assistive bathing service was fantastic and really helpful too. Apart from beach wheelchairs, there were also accessible paths, toilets, showers, and more.

Favourite Accessible Things To Do In Barcelona: Emma in a beach wheelchair in the ocean with the help of two male volunteers from the assistive bathing service on Nova Icària Beach Barcelona.

4. Barcelona Aquarium

Our nephew loved the L’Aquarium de Barcelona and is sure to be a favourite for all kids as well as adults. It’s easy to spend a few hours here wandering around the different displays and shark tunnels. The penguin feeding time was very popular so make sure you catch that.

There was also a large cafeteria and restaurant as well as a gift shop and accessible toilets. A visit to the Barcelona Aquarium could also be a welcome relief on a warm sunny day for a few hours before hitting the streets again for some dinner.

Favourite Accessible Things To Do In Barcelona: Emma sitting in her wheelchair while looking at the aquarium displays at Aquarium Barcelona.

5. The Delicious Food

Speaking of food, some of the best bits about travelling is the amazing food you try throughout the trip. Barcelona was no different. We had a lovely meal at The Green Spot, which has vegetarian/vegan dishes and is all delicious. For the vegan best burger we headed to Bacoa and for dessert, we headed straight for Gelaaati Di Marco for the best vegan ice cream. There were lots of flavours to choose from, so it was a tough decision, but I finally settled for watermelon and fig and it was amazing.

Read more: Top 6 Best Vegan Restaurants In Barcelona With Wheelchair Access

Favourite Accessible Things To Do In Barcelona: Two tubs of vegan ice cream from Gelaaati Di Marco in Barcelona.

Favourite Accessible Things To Do In Barcelona: Emma sitting in her powered wheelchair looking across the beach.

6. Montjuïc

Montjuïc is not just any hill in Barcelona. It’s a stunning hill that I was able to visit in my power wheelchair. Montjuïc Castle and the views are spectacular so I’m glad I got to experience it. We got the wheelchair accessible cable car up to the top and enjoyed the views of the city and sea from above.

The view from Montjuïc Castle Barcelona.

7. Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

We planned on watching the sunset from the top of Montjuïc and making our way to the Magic Fountain. The Magic Fountain is something we wanted to take our nephew to but didn’t quite manage due to time constraints. The fountain puts on a display of music, lights and water acrobatics. Although we didn’t manage to see the Magic Fountain, we hope to see them the next time we visit Barcelona.

8. Park Güell

Parc Güell is a popular public park in Barcelona, Spain. It was designed by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudí. The park is known for its unique and colourful mosaic tiles, as well as its stunning views of the city. Visitors can explore the park’s winding pathways and admire its beautiful sculptures and structures. Parc Güell is wheelchair accessible and a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Gaudí’s work or looking for a picturesque escape in Barcelona.

Lots of lush green trees in the sunshine and a row of stony archways.

9. Parc de la Ciutadella

No matter what city I visit I am always drawn to the green areas on the map. I find parks so relaxing and Parc de la Ciutadella didn’t disappoint. The park is known for its beautiful gardens, sculptures, and attractions such as the Barcelona Zoo and the Catalan Parliament building. It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists, offering a peaceful escape from the bustling city. We happily spent a few hours here relaxing with a picnic.

Palm trees, flowers and blue sky in Parc de la Ciutadella Barcelona

Have you visited Barcelona before? Is there anything else you think should be on the list of favourite accessible things to do in Barcelona? What are your favourite accessible things to do in Barcelona?

More on this topic…

Wheelchair Accessible City Guide To Barcelona

8 Amazing Reasons To Visit Nova Icària Beach Barcelona In A Wheelchair

MICs Sant Jordi: The Most Wheelchair Accessible and Stylish Apartment in Barcelona

4 Days in Barcelona Itinerary: The Ultimate Guide to Wheelchair Accessible Barcelona

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7 Responses

  1. The Picasso museum in Barcelona is great! I was there before I started using my scooter, but I imagine it is accessible.

  2. Hi Emma,

    a very big ‘well done’ for all the inspiring information. I came across your blog after I booked my 6 day break in Barcelona and am so pleased to have found it before leaving – we fly on 6/4.

    I’ve wanted to visit Parc Guell for years but I’ve noticed on the map there seems to be no sign for or of disabled toilets! Wondered if you knew if they exist and hopefully with horizontal grab rails on each side (I was delighted to see your various photos of loo interiors in restaurants etc. – sooo helpful).

    Thanks Emma,

    best wishes


    1. Hi Nicky

      Thank you for your comment and I’m so pleased you’re visiting Barcelona. You will have a brilliant time. Please let me know how you get on once you are home?

      Where are you staying in Barcelona?

      I had to contact Parc Guell before I visited to ask where the accessible toilets were as I couldn’t see them on the map. They got back to me with the following:

      You will find accessible toilets located in Carretera del Carmel next to the ticket office (before your entry) and inside the Monumental Core in front of the bookshop.

      I hope that helps and I’m glad the photos of the restaurant toilets were helpful too 🙂

      Let me know if you have any more questions. Have a fantastic time and let me know how you get on.


      1. Hi Emma,
        thanks for the loo info – invaluable!

        We’re staying at Hotel SB Icaria, which quite by coincidence is very close to the accessible beach you wrote about! My 13 yr old son will love it.

        I’ll certainly let you know how things go.

        I also wondered where you go to book on the accessible Gothic Quarter walking tour. Like yourself I have a powered wheelchair so I was pleased to hear that it’s not carpeted with cobbles as I love medieval architecture.

        Best wishes


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