Welcome to Valencia, a coastal city located on the southeast coast of Spain where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea. It is renowned for many things, including the futuristic structures of the City of Arts and Sciences and its famous tourist attractions such as Las Fallas and its signature dish, paella.
With a population of 800,000, Valencia is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. It is a flat and accessible city, with ramps and elevators in most public spaces, making it easy for people with mobility impairments to navigate. Valencia is also a great destination for tourists, with several accessible beaches, parks, restaurants, and excursions.
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Valencia has several tourist offices, but the most important are:
Office of Joaquin Sorolla:
- Inside the station that bears his name, located at Sant Vicent Màrtir 171, 46007 Valencia. His contact telephone number is (+34) 963803623. It has 10 reserved parking spaces in the station's own car park, with vertical and horizontal signage and an accessible route to the office.
- Its access without unevenness from any of the entrances to the Station. Automatic opening door of more than 120 cm wide free passage without unevenness.
- Mobility: it has an adapted counter of 76 cm in height, 73 cm of lower free height and 16 cm of lower free depth. Shelves at heights between 10 cm and 2 m high.
Valencia Beach Office:
- Located at Passeig de Neptú 2, 46011 Valencia, its contact telephone number is (+34) 628789837. Located in a flat area, without obstacles and with recesses in the sidewalks. Homogeneous pavement. It has Wi-Fi connection. Its reception desk is 110 cm high, without a screen. It has written information about the services provided. Glazed enclosure, allowing visual communication with the outside.
- Parking: one reserved space, at least 220x400 cm, at Calle Pavía, 23. Two more at number 37 of the same street. Both with horizontal and vertical signage. Accessible route to the information post.
- Interior of the enclosure without unevenness. A circle with a diameter of 131 cm can be inscribed. Adapted counter 73 cm high, 70.5 cm lower free height and 15 cm lower free depth.
- Access ramp with a 7% incline, 80 cm long and 86 cm wide. Without handrails. Start and end of ramp not marked with visual tactile bands. Non-slip flooring. Semi-glazed door with contrasted visual signaling.
- Mobility: inside the enclosure without unevenness. Non-slip and homogeneous flooring. Without obstacles or overhanging elements that hinder circulation. 110 cm high counter with direct lighting. Glazed enclosure with ample sources of natural light. There is no information in braille. It has contrasted information and signage and variable font size.
Town Hall Square Office:
- Located at Plaça de l'Ajuntament 1, 46002 Valencia, its contact telephone number is (+34) 963 524 908, it allows guide dog access. It has a braille guide of Tourism of the Valencian Community.
- Access: fully glazed door Reception: 106 cm high counter, without screen and with magnetic induction loop.
- Parking: one public space is reserved for PRM in Plaza del Ayuntamiento 2, 26 m away, and another in Avda del Marques de Sotelo 1, 86 m away. Both of at least 220 x 400 cm, with vertical and horizontal signage and accessible route.
- Access without unevenness through the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Door with free passage width of more than 120 cm. Automatic opening. Reception: 77 cm high adapted counter, 74 cm lower free height and 15 cm lower depth.
- Mobility: passage areas with more than 120 cm width. With the possibility of inscribing a circle of 150 cm in diameter at certain points. Brochures and objects located at a height of 79-200 cm. Homogeneous illumination.
- Glazed main door, with low contrast visual signaling and automatic opening. Reception: Itinerary without unevenness. 106 cm high counter with direct lighting. Mobility: Pavement without eyebrows, non-slip and homogeneous. Without elements that hinder circulation. Brochures and objects located at a height of 79-200 cm.
- Located on the Arrivals Floor of Valencia Airport/46940 - Manises (Valencia) its contact telephone is (+34) 961 530 229.
- Parking: There are twenty-one reserved spaces on the ground floor of the airport car park, and six on the second floor. Access without a difference in level by elevator and accessible route to the Tourist Info.
- Access: Access without doors or difference in level.
- Mobility:It has two symmetrical counters of 115 cm. At the ends they have an alternative counter of 73 cm in height, 71 cm of lower free height and 17 cm of lower free depth. Passage areas of more than 120 cm wide. Shelves and showcases with heights between 10-200 cm high. Homogeneous pavement. Obstacle-free route.
Valencia Airport offers a complimentary assistance service for passengers with reduced mobility in accordance with the European Parliament's Regulation (EC) 1107/2006. This service is available to all passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility and can be requested at least 48 hours prior to arrival to ensure a seamless experience from the moment you arrive at the airport.
To request this free service, you may call (+34) 91 321 10 00 or submit a request online.
Meeting Points for People with Reduced Mobility:
- At terminal T1:
• Floor 0, Arrivals Sidewalk.
• Floor 1, Departures Sidewalk.
• Floor 1, Departures Hall.
- Terminal T2 does not have PMR meeting points.
- In Regional Terminal:
• Floor 0, Arrivals Hall, next to access to the Metro.
- In car parks:
• Parking P1, opposite terminal T1.
• Long Stay Parking.
Valencia is well connected by train, with access to Madrid via Ave and connections to Barcelona and Murcia. However, some commuters have reported that not all trains are fully accessible, with only 1 out of 3 being updated as of 2016. The main rail transport company, Renfe, offers a personalized assistance service for passengers with disabilities, called ATENDO. To request this service, please contact Renfe at 902 240 505 or via email at email@example.com at least 12 hours before your train's departure. When making your request, please clearly indicate your disability and your travel needs.
Most of Valencia's metro stations, excluding Valencia Sur, are accessible for passengers with reduced mobility.
Valencia has 57 bus lines, including additional summer routes, with 4 of these lines fully accessible for passengers with reduced mobility.
Valencia has over 3,000 taxis, including some that are accessible for passengers with reduced mobility. We recommend using the tele-taxi company, which offers a taxi service specifically for passengers with disabilities and has a large fleet of vehicles with up to 8 seats. These taxis are available 24/7, and you can book one by calling (+34) 96 357 1313.
The city of Valencia has 5 beaches that are accessible for passengers with reduced mobility: Cabanyal, Malva-rosa, Pinedo, El Saler, and El Perellonet. During the peak season from June 1 to 30, personnel responsible for assistance are available from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from July 1 to August 31, the hours are extended until 7:00 p.m. In September, the hours return to the original schedule of 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
These accessible points of the beaches have a variety of resources to ensure an enjoyable experience, including:
- A shaded booth and seating area with tables and chairs
- A wheelchair
- Lifting cranes and harnesses
- Shower chairs
- Braille books for the visually impaired
- Accessible modular toilets
- Blue signage to guide you to the beach and water
- Access ramps
- Designated parking spaces for people with reduced mobility
In addition to these resources, the beaches also offer various elements for bathing, such as amphibious chairs, crutches, floatation devices, and a "lifeline" system with ropes and buoys in the sea for those who may have difficulty entering and moving in the water.
The Fallas originated as a purification ritual in which people burned old items to symbolize the start of a new era.
Today, the Fallas have evolved into a significant cultural event for Valencians and a major attraction for tourists.
The core remains unchanged, with the monuments serving as a commentary on society, politics, and public figures. These structures symbolize events from the past year and are burned on March 19th as a means of purifying and starting a new cycle.
The Fallas week begins on March 15th with "La Plantà," when all the monuments are set up in the streets, and ends on March 19th with "La Cremà," the burning of the monuments. For five days, the city transforms into a non-stop festival of lights, music, and fireworks, with people filling the streets to walk, socialize, eat, dance, and more.
The Fallas are a public event, open to everyone. Valencia, being a well-designed city, offers good accessibility for people with reduced mobility.
Central Market of Valencia
The Central Market of Valencia is accessible for those with mobility challenges and is one of the largest markets in Spain. Visitors can find a wide variety of fresh products, making it a must-visit destination for those traveling to Valencia.
Accessibility for People with Reduced Mobility:
Parking: A designated accessible parking space is available at Pl. del Mercado, 5.
Toilets: An accessible toilet is available in the basement. (*)
Access: The market has four adapted entrances (C/ Vieja de la Paja, Plaza Ciudad de Brujas, Av. Barón de Cárcer, and C/ Palafox) with ramps with slopes ranging from 3% to 7%. All entrances are equipped with side railings, handrails at the top and middle, and non-slip flooring.
Mobility Aids: The two-story building is connected by five elevators located throughout the market, all of which are adapted with handrails, Braille, visual, and auditory information.
Dining: Restaurants, bars, and cafes are available within the market and accessible without furniture in the way.
Shops: Accessible interiors for shops and stalls are available, with counters at varying heights from 70 cm to 155 cm.
- Address and Contact:
- Plaça Ciutat de Bruges s/n, Valencia
- Telephone (+34) 963829100
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La Sargantana Restaurant: www.sargantanavlc.com
At La Sargantana Restaurant, you'll feel like you're at home. The restaurant is fully accessible, with a lift platform to reach the bathroom and a ramp at the entrance, making it a unique and inclusive dining experience.
The restaurant is accessible to those with mobility challenges, including accessible bathrooms. The restaurant is closed on Saturdays.
- Address and contact:
- Paseo Ciudadela, 13 · 46003 Valencia
- Phone: +34 622844424
La Sucursal Restaurant: www.veleseventsvalencia.es
La Sucursal Restaurant was named the Best Restaurant in Spain by Gourmet magazine in 2020 and has received numerous accolades, including a Michelin star in 2007 and 2 Soles Repsol.
Located on the third floor, La Sucursal is a gastronomic temple offering the best products and elaborately crafted cuisine that enhances the flavors of each dish. In the spring and summer, diners can enjoy live music and various shows from the restaurant's terrace, one of the city's most magical and privileged spots.
The restaurant is accessible for people with reduced mobility.
- Address and contact:
- Calle Guillem de Castro nº 118 Valencia (la Marina)
- Telephone: (+34) 96 374 6665
- Email: email@example.com
Flor de Valencia Restaurant: www.flordevalencia.com
Flor de Valencia Restaurant is a well-known specialty rice restaurant in Valencia, famous for its delicious rice dishes. The restaurant boasts a modern and elegant decor, with well-arranged tables and a relaxed atmosphere.
The restaurant is accessible to those with mobility challenges.
- Address and contact:
- Avenida Cardenal Benlloch nº 22 46021 Valencia
- Telephone: (+34) 961132291
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org