Autumn in Barcelona… How is it really like?
Luckily not as tense as the media make it look like! We must say that the atmosphere in Barcelona is actually quiet and calm. Of course, the conversations of the local inhabitants are often about politics but that doesn´t mean that visitors and guests notice anything or should stay away from the city, as life does go on here. On the contrary, autumn in Barcelona is one of the nicest seasons to visit the city. The temperatures are - compared to the rest of Europe- very enjoyable, while the autumn colors are fully visible in the streets. We give you some great reasons to visit Barcelona during autumn with our favorite wheelchair accessible activities :
- Discover Barcelona´s Flea markets : they grow more and more popular every year in Barcelona and are held in open air so they are accessible for wheelchairs. We absolutely love the Flea Market in El Clot. This is an activity where many local inhabitants of the Sant Marti district participate to and the atmosphere is amazing. Good music, great clothes and opposite the market there is a Greek Restaurant Leo's with very nice food and a wheelchair accessible toilet. Website : https://fleamarketbcn.com/ and this is the Greek restaurant https://goo.gl/maps/Sa8FKrDWYzr
- Go to Badalona for a stroll along the wheelchair accessible beach, have paella in the port and do some shopping in Carrer del Mar.
- Try the local pastry Panellets and eat Castanyes on the streets. Before November 1st, the locals go crazy about making and buying high quality Panellets : a sweet little cake made out of pine nuts and almond. The streets start smelling like chestnuts as the temporary stands come out.
- Visit the wheelchair accessible Picasso museum. Picasso came to Barcelona as a teenager and was already producing lots of paintings. It is true that the most famous works are not hanging in Barcelona, but we find it actually really interesting to see how Picasso was drawing at such a young age. It also gives a good idea of the life in Barcelona, the small beach of Barceloneta. Disabled visitors have priority access in the Picasso museum, located in the charming district of El Borne. Website: http://www.museupicasso.bcn.cat/en/
- Enjoy a concert in the magnificent wheelchair accessible concert hall Palau de la Musica. They have high quality guitar and flamenco concerts but also festivals like the Voll Damm Festival and family concerts. One of the most unique wheelchair accessible activities in Barcelona. Website: www.palaumusica.cat/en/programme_314?subset=upcoming