Best Accessible Museums in Barcelona
Barcelona is world renowned for the warmth of its people and for its uniqueness, With so much to visit, the city is a celebration of art, architecture and people. For wheelchair users, remember to always bring along your documentation as you can benefit from discounts and free entries. Here is an overview of the museums that celebrate social inclusion and are fully accessible for the disabled.
For visitors with certified disability of 65% Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Familia Cathedral offers free entry that is extended to a companion in the cases where this is required. Gaudì's masterpiece is a once in a lifetime experience and you will greatly enjoy admiring the glorious details that make it one of a kind in the world. The accessibility entrance is located on Carrer de Sardenya and wheelchairs as well as assistance are available upon request. Please note that due to their structure, the towers could not be adapted for people with no mobility as their lifts are not wheelchair accessible but with so much discover you'll still have an incredible experience. The Sagrada Familia Cathedral was developed by Antoni Gaudì and it continues to be enriched as construction is set to be finished by 2026.
MNAC (Catalonian National Art Museum)
Although this museum does not offer accompanying staff, it is accessible and offers free entry for those with certified disabilities. From Renaissance to Baroque and Modern art, you have a wealth of it to explore among which you will find masterpieces by Dalì, Mirò and Picasso, Barcelona's pioneers of Modernism. If you love Gaudì, you will greatly enjoy seeing his original furniture creations.
The Fundació Joan Miró
The Joan Mirò foundation cares deeply about bringing awareness that Art can be a multisensory experience and it provides special programmes for the disabled to enhance and enrich their experience as Art is meant to be enjoyed by all. The museum is accessible by wheelchair as all areas are adapted to this, the art collections and galleries, bookshop, library, restaurant and shop can be fully explored. This museum offers a discount to those with certified disabilities. This museum gives you the perfect opportunity to admire avant-garde art not only created by Mirò but also by selected modern artists. So by exploring Mirò's universe you will be getting in touch with Modernism and the impact it had on the Art world.
The world famous painter left behind a legacy of expressive modernist art for you to explore. The Picasso Museum is located in El Born, in 5 adjoining medieval buildings that house paintings, ceramics, engravings, sketches and drawings of the 20th century pioneer artist Pablo Picasso. The museums offers free entry for those that own a free of charge Pink Card and for holders of the Metropolitan Pass for accompanying disabled people. Programs for the disabled have been developed in support of communicational inclusion and wheelchairs are available upon request. All areas of the museum are wheelchair accessible and the lift is also useable upon request. Located in the Medieval part of Barcelona, this museum is a treasure to explore.
Whichever of these you plan on visiting, it is best to call in advance and let them know about your requirements so that you may be tended in the best of ways and remember to bring along your certification that will allow you to benefit from free entry or discounts depending on the museum you will be visiting. Feel free to share your experience with us. Thankfully, Barcelona's museums are very accessible with much to discover and enjoy. Have a wonderful visit!
Written by Anamaria Maier