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Extremadura accesible

Extremdura becomes increasingly accesible and offers over 260 resources for persons with disabilities

Extremadura sin barreras

Extremdura becomes increasingly accesible and offers over 260 resources for persons with disabilities

Accessible tourism enables any person to enjoy the experience of travel, regardless of their physical, physical, sensory and mental abilities.

In Extremadura there are many public spaces (museums, Tourism Office, Centres for Interpretation, etc.) and accommodation and dining options that have adapted their facilities to make everyone feel welcome.

 Accessible cities

In Cáceres, it is possible to visit places that are accessible at different levels, and the Casa Pedrilla Museum of History and Culture and the Museum-House Guayasamin, the Centre for Interpretation of Mines and the Centre for Visual Arts Fundación Helga de Alvear, among others.

Badajoz has set up a website devoted to accessible tourism with tips for visiting the town and has wheelchair loan service. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Extremadura and Latin America, the Museum of the City of Badajoz, the Carnival Museum, the Centre for Interpretation of Puerta de Palmas and the Tourism Office in Casa Mudéjares are some of the accessible locations in the town.

In Mérida, the Museum for Roman Art, the Open Museum of Mérida, the Visigoth Museum, El Costurero and the Centres for Interpretation also favour accessible tourism.

Finally, Plasencia, was awarded the Queen Letizia Universal Accessibility Award, the Pérez Enciso Museum of Ethnographic Textiles is open and accessible to all, as is the Enrique Elías Costume Museum, in Trujillo.

 

Turismo accesible

Routes for all

The Route of the Senses is the ideal way to visit the Los Barruecos Natural Monument, in Malpartida, in the Province of Cáceres. It has been made a fully accessible location thanks to the panels in Braille and the granite replicas of its rocks.

Nature can be best enjoyed in the Monfragüe National Park, which proposes routes to visit the Malvecino stream, the Fuente del Francés sources and the Puente del Cardenal bridge. Before or after the visit it is advisable to visit the Centre for Interpretation of Nature, in Villarreal de San Carlos.

Also available are organized routes in Joëlette trekking wheelchair, or with a guiding bar for visually impaired visitors. These routes are also available during the International Fair for Ornithological Tourism (FIO) held every year in Monfragüe.

The Centre for Interpretation of the Cornalvo Natural Park also offers guided tours with persons with reduced mobility and the Royal Monastery of Yuste, the place of retreat of Emperor Charles V and classified as a National Heritage Site, has adapted its facilities for visitors with disabilities.

Turismo accesible

Theatre without barriers

Persons with disabilities can fully enjoy the performances of the International Festival of Classical Theatre of Mérida. Fro this reason, the Committee of the Board of the International Festival of Classical Theatre of Mérida was awarded the award for inclusion Premio Solidario ONCE Extremadura for being a fully accessible public space.

All Festival performances, including those taking place in the Roman Theatre in Mérida an Medellín and those in Cáparra and Regina, have been provided with an induction system (magnetic loop) and live subtitles for the hearing-impaired persons (users of hearing aids or cochlear implants).

Visually impaired persons have available a service of audio-description in the Sunday sessions of the Roman Theatre of Mérida and certain sessions in the Roman Theatre of Medellín.

The Roman Theatre of Mérida and the theatres in Medellín, Regina y Cáparra are also accessible for persons with reduced mobility and have spaces reserved for wheelchairs.

A guide by and for users

The Extremadura Accessible Tourism Guide includes 261 certified establishments that comply with all security measures.

This guide has been prepared by persons with disabilities and states the degree of accessibility of each tourist attraction.

It uses maps and symbols to give indications to a destination avoiding all possible barriers. Adapted services are shown in green, usable and accessible spaces are shown in yellow, and locations which are not fully accessible are shown in red.

Accessible Tourism Guide

 

Plan your visit:

In the webisite World Heritage Cities you can find accesible routes in  Cáceres and Mérida.

 Global Nature Foundation organizes routes with Joëlette and also Torrejón el Rubio and  Monfragüe National Park.

  

*Some of these pictures has been  for Planve (Guía de Ocio de Extremadura).

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