Wheelchair Accessible Casa Milà - La Pedrera Barcelona

Accessibility :

Accessible Building, 
Roof Only Partially Accessible,
Reduced Entry Rates,
Accessible Toilets

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Accessible Casa Milà - La Pedrera Barcelona

Antoni Gaudí's Casa Milà (La Pedrera) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Barcelona.

Casa Milà (La Pedrera) is more than just another must-see visitor attraction in Barcelona though. Casa Milà / La Pedrera is also a charitable foundation (the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera), which has a focus on improving people’s quality of life , and of generating opportunities that positively transform society as a whole.

Casa Milà - La Pedrera is open daily from 9am (and I would definitely recommend getting there as early as possible, to enjoy a more-relaxed visit).

Casa Milà - La Pedrera is also the very first stop on the shorter route of the accessible Barcelona Gaudi DIY Walking Tour, so I would definitely recommend starting the walk here earlier in the morning, when Casa Milà - La Pedrera is quieter (and therefore much easier to get around in your wheelchair), then slowly make your way down Passeig de Gràcia, towards Plaça de Catalunya, afterwards.

Casa Milà - La Pedrera is also open in the evening - but only for La Pedrera "Night Experience" Tours. Unfortunately, there are no discounts available for the Night Experience Tour, and it culminates with a rooftop light show which is only partially accessible. Still worth seeing IMHO, but if money is tight, then I would suggest taking the self-guided La Pedrera Essential Tour (a free audio guide is available) instead.

So, the big question:

If you only have the time to visit one Gaudi building (other than La Sagrada Familia - which you should definitely visit as well), then should wheelchair users visit Casa Milà (La Pedrera) or Casa Batllo?

Hmmm? Both Casa Mila and Casa Batllo have their limitations. Casa Batllo is also seriously expensive (and the price reductions don't reflect these limitations).

However (and this is a personal view), I like to think that I always spend my tourist Euros very wisely. And knowing that some of the money that I spend in Casa Mila (La Pedrera) is used to fund various social programs in Barcelona (via the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera), then the decision is simple:

Casa Mila (La Pedrera) wins every time.

Getting to Casa Milà - La Pedrera in Barcelona by public transport

Metro:

Casa Milà - La Pedrera is located very close to Metro Station Diagonal (Lines 3 & 5).

IMPORTANT: The wheelchair accessible lift at the entrance/exit of Diagonal station is on the opposite side of the main road here (Passeig de Gràcia). However, there is a wheelchair accessible pedestrian crossing immediately next to the lift, and there are dropped kerbs on both sides of the crossing.

Bus:

The entire Barcelona bus network has been fully wheelchair accessible since 2007. All public buses in Barcelona have driver-operated retractable wheelchair ramps, and dedicated spaces for wheelchair users.

Casa Milà - La Pedrera is served by bus lines 6, 7, 22, 24, 33, 34, H8, H10, V15 and V17.

Taxi:

Except maybe a taxi.

Possibly more expensive though, but travelling around Barcelona by taxi is a million times more comfortable - so maybe the added expense is really worth it here?

There's no single telephone number to request an accessible taxi in Barcelona though (there are loads of different taxi cab operators in Barcelona - and although they all operate the same distinctive black and yellow cars, they all use different telephone numbers).

One of the biggest taxi operators in Barcelona who have wheelchair accessible taxis though is Taxi Amic (they have 53 accessible Barcelona taxis).

Accessible taxis can be requested directly from a form on their website too, but you still have to confirm this with a telephone call (most of your information will have been sent already though, so the language barrier is minimised).

Your Barcelona hotel should also be able to arrange an accessible taxi for you too though (and will be able to give you a number to call to request a return journey - it may be easier just to arrange a return time at the start though).

NEW: There is a relatively new app that you can use to hail an accessible Barcelona taxi using your mobile phone. And as you don't have to speak to an actual person, there is no language barrier to get in the way at all here. There is an option to only request an accessible taxi.

More "mini-ranks" are being added in 2023 too. The name of the app is AMB Mobilitat (Picmi). Available on both the Google Play & Apple App Stores.

Access - Entrance to Casa Milà - La Pedrera in Barcelona

The wheelchair accessible entrance to Casa Milà (La Pedrera) on the main Passeig de Gràcia is completely level/step-free MAP. Wheelchair users who wish to buy their tickets at Casa Milà - La Pedrera on the day, should inform the Casa Milà/ La Pedrera staff on arrival. You will be given priority access to buy tickets without queuing; access to the building without waiting; and entry through the main door on Passeig de Gràcia.

There are serious discounts available for wheelchair users (and a free ticket for an assistant/companion if required). However, official documentation is required. Normally the amount of discount is related to the degree of disability (this is indicated in Spain). But, as UK visitors do not have documentation that specifies the degree of disability, you should simply present a copy of your official PIP Award letter from the DWP instead.

It is €3 cheaper per ticket when you buy your Casa Mila (La Pedrera) tickets via the Casa Mila (La Pedrera) website in advance of your visit though. So I would suggest doing that - and just show your documentation at the ticket desk when you arrive in Barcelona.

Casa Milà - La Pedrera Barcelona Accessibility

All interior areas of Casa Milà - La Pedrera are wheelchair accessible (using ramps and lifts).

However, the Warrior Rooftop of Casa Mila/La Pedrera is only partially accessible (due to the many changes in level of Gaudi's unique design). A lift will take you up to the rooftop though, where there is a level platform outside of the lift. Although there is indeed a limited view, this platform allows wheelchair users a sweeping view over the rooftop of Casa Milà - La Pedrera, and over the rooftops of the Eixample district of central Barcelona.

Accessible Toilets at Casa Milà - La Pedrera in Barcelona

There are three wheelchair accessible toilets in Casa Milà - La Pedrera in Barcelona. And at various places on the tour. On the ground floor, in the Pedrera Apartment (fourth floor) and in the exhibition rooms (main floor).

Accessible Cafe/Restaurant at Casa Milà - La Pedrera in Barcelona

The Cafe de La Pedrera on the ground floor is wheelchair accessible. And serves coffee, soft drinks, tapas, snacks as well as more substantial dishes. The Cafe de la Pedrera also has an outdoor seating area on Passeig de Gràcia, which is also wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair platform lift is located on the Passeig de Gràcia door, in front of the terrace, giving access to the wheelchair accessible toilets within the Casa Milà (La Pedrera) building.

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