Barcelona is definitively a great destination for the LGTB community : wonderful culture, architecture and food, beautiful beaches and a lively gay scene make it the place to be… all year round !
Rainbow Barcelona tours is a fun team of guides who also focus on making Barcelona accessible for travellers with mobility impairments. and they are part of Rainbow Gay Tours, a travel agency specializing in LGBT tourism in major Spanish and European cities.
Their website presents a variety of tours by day and night, but you can also ask for a personalized itinerary. Their guides speak English, Spanish, Catalan, French, German and Portuguese. They can also support if you need help to plan your trip, choose the best gay hotel or plan excursions.
And since they are an awesome company, their prices for individual and group tours are the same for everyone, if you need an adapted vehicle, for example, they will just charge a little extra for that.
The region of Catalunya and its capital Barcelona have done a great job improving accessibility and removing physical and communication barriers, making some remarkable improvements for the everyday life of locals and for travelers with a disability.
The fact is confirmed by the many travel bloggers with disabilites who have visited the city and reviewed it very positively.
Most parts of the city centre have wide and even sidewalks, while ramps and lifts are available in most museums. The best about Barcelona is that even the beaches are accessible and well equipped with appropriate changing rooms, toilets and adapted shower facilities.
In the Barceloneta beaches you can also have bathing assistance for people with reduced mobility and amphibian wheelchairs.
In the city some attractions are not 100 % accessible (or not entirely, due to the characteristics of the historical building) but most of them are. The city also has a large quantity of accessible public toilets but there are also in most bars and restaurants.
The Tourism board has a website for accessible tourism with great ideas and lots of information on the level of accessibility of major locations, it is well worth a visit:
Moving around by public transport and train in Barcelona is definitively easier than in most cities, and there are many options. To learn more details and plan a trip using public transport you can find all information in the website Catalunya Accessible Tourism:
The Barcelona airport is fully accessible, also if you whish to arrive via the RENFE local train, or with the adapted metropolitan bus lines (105-106) and Aerobus.
A brochure with information for people with reduced mmmobility is available on display stands and at information counters as are the brochures on ”Passenger Rights and Information for People with Reduced Mobility”, including in Braille, at information counters.
Staff wearing a green jacket has knowledge of sign language.
All the specific information on accessibility can be found in the Barcelona airport website
Accessibility in the airport
Airport reduced mobility helpline (24/7) – +34 902 404 704 +34 91 321 10 00