In recent years, Girona has adapted to some of the basic needs for wheelchair mobility. Moreover, services and activities that aim to open it to everyone have been expanded. At the moment, Girona presents itself as a city that works for the suppression of barriers and for inclusive discovery, with many tourist attractions of great cultural interest that deserve a visit.
To prepare your route around Girona, the best you can do is consult the accessible tourism map, which you can download here.
It informs on aspects such as gradients or irregular pavement, accessible and barrier-free accesses, car parks for people with reduced mobility or places of interest with information on their accessibility.
There are areas such as the Old Quarter and the Jewish Quarter where wheelchair users have difficulty accessing. Stairs, steep gradients and cobbled streets are complicated accesses. If you are interested in this option, you can rent for a day adapted scooters at Bosch Orthopedics.
Girona City Council offers an accessible resource guide that lists the facilities with their accessibility features, grouping them according to: reduced mobility, visual disability, hearing impairment and intellectual disability.
The History Museum of Girona is a must to learn about the origins of the city in depth. It is interesting to know that all the activities carried out in this facility have free sign language interpretation and audio-description services for free if requested 7 days in advance.
The importance of the Jewish heritage in the history of Girona makes a visit to the Museum of Jewish History highly recommended. The visit can be done in a wheelchair using the elevator in an adjacent building (prior notice to the facility by calling +34 972 21 67 61) and guided tours and audio-guide tours can be arranged.
Another emblematic building, in this case illustrated by the modernist legacy of the city, is Casa Masó. The entire route is accessible to wheelchair users and the visit is done with previous concerted reservation and in small groups, which facilitates the adaptation to all needs.
Regarding Girona’s Art Museum, on its web page you are informed of all its accessibility. Its tactile route and the table of experimentation on Romanesque stone sculpture stand out. The permanent and temporary exhibitions of the Art Museum allow the discovery of exceptional works, such as the altarpieces of the 14th and 15th centuries and 19th century paintings.
Another museum that is highly recommended for all, especially for families, is the Museum of Cinema. Open throughout the year and adapted to wheelchairs, the visit to the Cinema Museum is interactive and the tour can be done with the help of an audio guide.
One of the recently updated areas for accessibility in the city are the Nature itineraries and orienteering tours for everyone. The route through La Devesa and Ribes del Ter stands out, near the historic centre and of great beauty. These itineraries are adapted to people with reduced mobility and with hearing impairments, as well as to people with visual disabilities.
Discovering the Old Quarter and historic buildings
In your discovery of Girona you cannot miss the visits to the most emblematic buildings of the city, which draw its picture-postcard skyline. Regarding physical accessibility, both the visit to the Cathedral of Girona and the Basilica of Sant Feliu, most of the visit is accessible and has ramps. However, you must take into account that there are steps exceeding 5 cm that need to be overcome in some cases, as well as some narrow passages. The facilities have support and accompanying staff if necessary. They also have an audio guide and a tour with informative texts that make the visits accessible to everyone.
To discover the Old Quarter in a fun way, there is the possibility of doing so through orienteering tracks. This activity is free downloading the route and the waypoints to reach from the web page. There are four available orienteering tracks and the discovery of the Old Quarter is accessible to everyone.
In case you have any questions about your visit to Girona or require information for a special need, contact the Tourist Information Office on +34 972 010 001. If you want to arrange a guided tour of the city, please contact the Welcome Point on +34 972 011 669 or +34 972 211 678. Have a good discovery of accessible Girona, everyone!