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Capital – Madrid | Currency – Euro |  Timezone – GMT +1

Spain

Welcome to Spain, probably the greatest holiday destination on the planet. Here’s why: it’s cheap, it is statistically Europe’s sunniest, it has many of the world’s must-visit cities & greatest ancient sites and the food is delicious.

Read about Andalusia in the south and the international vibe in Barcelona. Meet our reporters Simone and Alan.

There are so many reasons to visit Spain, so many in fact, that it may actually be difficult to decide where to go!

Barcelona tip

Parc Ciutadella – fully accessible, full of art and happy vibes

Andalusia Guide

Read all about this gorgeous region in Spain here:

Mezquita in Cordoba Spain
Cordoba

Simone about Andalusia: a short interview

Tell us a little more about yourself?

I am Simone, originally from The Netherlands but I have been living in Andalusia (Málaga) for about 5 years now. I am happy to offer my travel tips as a local reporter.

My aim with it is to take away any obstructions that may prevent you from enjoying your time in Andalusia. To do so, I can inform you about guaranteed adapted services, including tours, transportation, mobility equipment and accurate information on accessibility in Andalusia.

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Malaga harbor, Centre Pompidou

If you had to introduce Andalusia, what would you say?

Andalusia has it all: best climate in Europe, great beaches, food to die for, stunning historic sites like the Alhambra and La Mezquita, pretty white villages, a fascinating history, beautiful nature, full of Spanish traditions and, last but not least, very friendly people.

How accessible is Andalusia for visitors with a mobility impairment?

Over the last few years they have put a lot of effort in making the region more accessible. We have plenty of accessible beaches (with facilities). You can also travel fairly easy by public transport.

Although Andalusia has a large number of ancient cities that may appear inaccessible due to their monuments and abundance of hills, don’t feel discouraged. There are more and more initiatives in Spain that guarantee cultural tourism by providing adapted routes and transport, specialized services, adapted facilities, etc..

picasso statue Markle Malaga
Sitting next to mr Picasso in Malaga

What is your Top 3 Accessible Must see/Must do in Andalusia for disabled travelers?

1) Visit the Golden Triangle Granada, Seville and Cordoba. You can visit the Alhambra (partly accessible but definitely worth the visit), the Royal Alcazar and La Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral.

2) Go on an accessible bike trip on one of the Greenways in Andalusia.

3) Try one of the top products from Andalusia: extra virgin olive oil, jamón iberico and sherry while you are visiting or joining one of the famous Andalusian Fiestas and Ferias. By far the best way to get to meet the locals.

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Cordoba

Do you have an advice for travelers who are interested in visiting Andalusia?

Bare in mind that we can have really hot summers over here, so July and August are not the best months to visit the region, unless you want to spend your holiday in and around the pool or at the beach.

Sardines at the beach Malaga Spain
Sardines at the beach Malaga Spain

You should also be aware that you need to book tickets well in advance for certain popular sights and monuments (like the Alhambra in Granada). It is best to plan and book as much as you can before you get out here, to prevent disappointments and to ensure that your required services are guaranteed.

Get your free accessibility guides for the Andalusia highlights here.

ATO Travel Sheets – Free Download 

Travel Sheets – Download here
(The English version is on the Travel Products page)

Visa – all information on applying for a visa to Spain you find on this website.

Language – the official language is Spanish. In tourist areas people know also English.

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