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Guide through the accessible Madrid

Published on March 31, 2016 by Madrid SmartRentals

One of the main problems of our cities is sometimes, the access to buildings and monuments for people with mobility problems. Luckily, Madrid is a conciliatory city, where the great majority of museums, buildings and places of interest are prepared for people with reduced mobility. Today we’re going to give you a guide through the accessible Madrid.

Guided visits through the city

The city hall of Madrid, with the program “Madrid for everyone” organises accessible tours through the historical Madrid (Thursdays and Fridays at 16:00), and through the monumental Madrid (Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00)

 

mapa turístico accesible de madrid

Fuente: esmadrid.com

Both tours, of approximately two hours long, are carried out by Spanish guides and in groups of up to 25 people. These outings through the most relevant areas of the city of Madrid rely on the organisation and participation of professional guides. In both scenarios, the starting point is the tourist centre in Plaza Mayor. The first Saturday of each month, the second tour has the help of an interpreter for sign language in Spanish.

mapa accesible del madrid turístico

Fuente: esmadrid.com

The twain can vary slightly, although the itinerary is almost always the same as what you can see in these maps.

Madrid open for everyone

In addition to the accessible free visits that the local government offers, the city has a wide variety of places built to be enjoyed by everyone, independently of their degree of mobility or physical autonomy

The guide Madrid Accesible is a very helpful tool for getting to know every important route (Art walk, Royal Palace, Gran Vía…) museums, theatres, monuments, buildings for events and congresses, shopping and leisure centres or convenient restaurants for people with impaired motor skills. They also put within reach a guide of user-friendly transport in the city. Even though all the establishments and buildings that appear in this guide are not 100% reachable, they do meet certain minimum standards facing the public.

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