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About Spain

Spain ranks as one of the most accessible destinations in the world and it’s easy to see why. Keep reading to learn more.

Its tremendous history, reflected in its prehistoric cave paintings, Moorish palaces, crumbling castles, Roman ruins, Gothic and Renaissance cathedrals, is proudly embraced and combined with an infectious, go-ahead dynamism. Moreover, nowadays Spain’s avant-garde designers, architects and chefs have unleashed a formidable wave of innovation to make it one of the most exciting countries in Europe.

No matter what motivations you have to travel, Spain always stands out as one of the most appealing destinations!

Transportation

There are 47 public airports in Spain. The busiest one is the airport of Barcelona (El Prat) and secondly Madrid (Barajas). Other main airports are located in Majorca, Málaga, Tenerife, Las Palmas or Alicante.

Spain also has the most extensive high-speed rail network in Europe, and the second-most extensive in the world after China. Spain has so far a total of 3,500 km (2,174.80 mi) of high-speed tracks linking Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, Seville, Valencia, Córdoba, Zaragoza or Toledo. This network keeps connecting new destinations and it is one of the fastest, accessible and easy ways to travel around the country.

Accommodation

The Spanish hotel star rating system has requirements much more demanding than other European countries, so at a given rating Spanish accommodations are worth more. More and more hotels and holiday rentals in Spain have adapted their infrastructures, thanks principly to the laws set in place and the Spanish tourism sector´s growing awareness.

At AST we audit the accessibility and we build a close relationship with the hotel management in every property with the purpose to have every resource available to provide you the best comfort and service. Check here our portfolio of accessible hotels in Spain.

The Main Entrance of Adapted Cabin with Views at La Garrotxa Natural Park

Leisure & Activities

Many leisure and cultural venues nowadays in Spain are accessible and these are becoming increasingly common: routes which eliminate architectural barriers, most of the monuments, museums and many nature areas, accommodation options or restaurants offering services, settings and activities that are partially or totally inclusive.

Indeed, enormous efforts are being made to adapt to the needs of travellers with reduced mobility by eliminating barriers, providing access to cultural and natural resources or creating standards for transport, building and urban planning. Spain continues promoting inclusive tourism in all its destinations, infrastructures and public services.

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The combination of local expertise and the accessibility knowledge provided by Accessible Spain Travel will ensure that you have the accessible holidays in Spain you are looking for. We hope that you enjoy perusing through our destinations and services, and we very much look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful country of Spain!

FAQS

Spain gets very high ranking for universally accessible travel. For example, people with less mobility can move around fairly easily in the main urban cities, thanks to the national train system (High speed network), or the city’s public transport network, which has been designed for accessibility, including designated spaces and adapted features for people with disabilities and anyone with mobility challenges.

Mandatory accessibility standards for the construction and alteration of national and local authority buildings are in place in SpainAnd accessibility law requirements are provided for in building regulations, which means that to be granted a permit to build or to alter existing buildings, accessibility standards must be met.

The country is in continuous efforts to promote accessibility at all levels, however, historical buildings, historical sites and certain parts of old towns, still provide many challenges, such as for example Santiago de Compostela, Toledo, Granada, Seville and most rural areas.

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