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parc guell

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parc guell

Hi

Can anyone tell me if it is difficult to get to parc guell if you have a disabilitie.I would like to visit,But i have heard it is very steep and my sister has an artifical leg. Would this be a problem?

thanks

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Have a look at this website - barcelona-tourist-guide.com/specialist/…

"A minor disappointment was that in Guell Park there was no wheelchair access to the plaza where Gaudi’s bench is. We had to content ourselves by looking down on it from the upper level. Guell Park itself is very wheelchair friendly although it requires a strong pusher to negotiate some of the steep slopes."

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Just found this website too: geocities.com/Paris/1502/spainchabner04.htm

"Parc Guell. Accessible bus 24 from Passeig de Gracia goes to the park, which is located on a hill in the outskirts of Barcelona. Other bus lines also go there. The main entrance is at the bottom of the park. The main bus stop is several streets below the main park entrance, but those streets are extremely steep, the intersections have steep compound angles and vehicular traffic is heavy. It’s far better to ride the bus uphill past the main entrance and ask the driver to let you off at the upper entrance to the park. (It may not be an official bus stop but the driver was cooperative.) From there, a reasonably level path leads to the upper park entrance.

From the upper park level a steep stone path with railings leads down to the Gaudi house/museum. The house entrance has one stair. The ground floor is accessible but the basement and upper floor are not.

A series of fairly steep dirt paths leads down from the upper park level to the top of the pavilions (where the beautiful, serpentine benches of colorful ceramics are located), from there to the bottom of the pavilions, and from there to the main (lower) park entrance with its main gate flanked by whimsical buildings. Howard required some assistance on those paths and a person in a manual wheelchair would need to be pushed in many areas. Also, each level has stairs on one side and a path on the other, but the path at one level isn’t on the same side as the path at the next level, so it’s necessary to switch sides from one level to the next. There is a large clean accessible bathroom (with an attentive attendant) near the café at the main (lower) park entrance and a smaller, unattended accessible bathroom near the café at the upper level.

After your visit, we strongly advise backtracking uphill through the park, leaving via the upper entrance and catching the bus there, rather than exiting the main entrance and trying to negotiate the steep streets downhill to the main bus stop."

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I recently visited Parc Guell with a school group that included a lad in a wheelchair.It's true there are steps down to the plaza with the benches and he had to be carried, but they are fairly wide and I'm pretty sure there is a handrail. The steps down from the plaza to the dragon and on down to the main entrance are steeper (and packed with tourists, Japanese and other).

There are paths in the gardens OK for a wheelchair and a paved ramp back to side entrance.

As to the geocities quote: I always tell people here on TA to get 24(or 92 from Hospital Sant Pau) precisely because the stop is at the side entrance to park which is on the level. The steep climb from Travessera de Dalt is a pain for everyone. Proper bus stop on both sides of road by side-entrance. Route is very bendy just before, so make sure you hold on!

Don't know what they mean about "main" bus stopping at bottom. What main bus? No route that tourists wd use that i can think of. However Bus turistic does stop somewhere lower.

Metro is even worse. A hike and climb from Lesseps, and although Vallcarca is given as an option, the escalators up to the park are often not working.