Madrid accessible travel guide to disabled friendly holidays
For a great holiday in Madrid
Madrid is Spain’s buzzing capital city, resplendent with dynamic architecture, innovative cuisine and a population which is inclined to live big and enjoy life’s pleasures. Madrid has something to teach every one of us if we dare to immerse ourselves in her charms. In the past, it has not been at the forefront of increased mobility for disabled people but efforts are being made so that we can all get the most the city has to offer. Now, you can also enjoy increased variety in accommodations with boutique hotels, cozy apartments and vacation rentals to choose from on your accessible Madrid holidays.
In the below video, Handiscover’s Content Manager and Brand Ambassador, Cory Lee interviews Arturo Garrido of the accessible tour company Accessible Madrid, about the city’s accessibility! They talk all about what makes Madrid a great destination for wheelchair users.
Enjoy the nightlife
Address – Various
Website – Madrid Nightlife
While there are terrific attractions that are also accessibility friendly and dotted all over the city, Madrid (and much of the rest of Spain) excels at offering a dynamic nightlife. Knowing they like to eat dinner around midnight offers some clue as to how people living in Madrid roll. Many restaurants, terraces, and lounges are equipped to serve patrons using wheelchairs, as well as those with other disabilities. Due to the warm and mild climate, hospitality often occurs out of doors, further simplifying maneuverability.
Address – Plaza Mayor, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Travel to the center of the city for this spectacular plaza bustling with tourists, residents, vendors and the sights and smells of the city. Wheelchair friendly access is made possible due to wide streets and many outdoor restaurants with step free entrances. Take time to sit back during your holidays when you sip wine, enjoy some tapas and relax surrounded by the majestic, three-story homes and balconies.
Address – Paseo del Prado, s/n, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Even if you aren’t an art aficionado, the Prado museum is an impressive collection to behold. With works of art spanning from the 12th to 19th-century there are a wide range of styles to interest all visitors. Then, take a guided audio tour to get the most out of your visit. Disabled access is available and there is also free entry for the disabled.
If you’d like to check out some more things to do during your visit to Madrid, have a look at the 33 things to do in Madrid here.
Getting around Madrid with a disability
Currently, about fifty percent of the metro is wheelchair accessible. Euro Taxi is a private company that is intended for those who are disabled. It is possible to reserve 24 hours a day for optimal convenience. Many of the buses are wheelchair accessible but it is noted that often passengers waiting at the bus stops will have to wave the bus driver down to alert them to stop to pick you up. With this in mind, taking advantage of Madrid’s transport system can be a snap.
Madrid’s best vacation rentals for special needs
Madrid is rich with choice when it comes to accommodation options. Looking for classy boutique hotels or something more budget friendly and homey like apartments or cottages? Madrid has a wide variety of vacation and holiday rentals from which to choose. It is best to book early for the biggest selection available. Book with Handiscover to get guaranteed features like rooms with wheel in showers and hoists to assist you during your stay.