Fancy staying in a fully accessible 4* hotel and exploring some of Barcelona’s top attractions? From Gaudi’s epic cathedral, to accessible golden sand beaches, delicious Tapas restaurants and fruity Catalan wine, enjoy everything that Catalonia has to offer courtesy of this top prize from the Catalan Tourist Board. Not only will you win round-trip flights for yourself and a friend, you’ll also get to stay in one of several modern and hip hotels in Catalan’s trendy capital city.
Since the 1992 Olympic and Paralympic Games put Barcelona on the map as an accessible tourist destination, Catalonia’s accessibility has been improving year after year. The Catalan Tourist Board now lists 1,300 resources that are accessible to disabled people throughout Catalonia, and Barcelona is widely regarded to be one of the most disabled-friendly cities in the world. With accessible beaches and amphibious chairs to help you get in and out of the shimmering Med, a huge selection of art galleries and heritage sites to explore and millions of friendly people to make friends with, Barcelona really has everything necessary to make your holiday go with a bang.
To find out what else Barcelona and Catalonia have to offer you, why not watch this short video, presented by Disability Horizons co-founder Martyn Sibley, who visited the region on the invitation of the Catalan Tourist Board just last summer.
While the full terms and conditions for this fantastic prize can be found here, these are all of the great things you’ll get if you’re lucky enough to win. Firstly, not only will the Catalan Tourist Board, in partnership with Vueling Airlines, provide you and a friend with round-trip flights from the UK to Barcelona, they’ll also give you the opportunity to choose your hotel from a selection of 3 and 4* hotels throughout the capital, where you can stay for 2 nights and 3 days. Not only that, you’ll also receive a pair of tickets to visit Gaudi’s jaw-dropping masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia, an epic cathedral that’s still in the process of being completed to Gaudi’s specific instructions over 100 years after it was started.
There’s also a pair of tickets to visit La Pedrera, Gaudi’s famous modernist building and the last public building project that he worked on before his death. And as if that wasn’t enough, last but not least you’ll also get a pair of tickets for the city’s fully accessible Barcelona Bus Turistic. The only limit is that the holiday must be taken between May and December 2015, which gives you a wide choice of dates and seasons in which to enjoy all of the pleasures that Barcelona has to offer.
This incredible competition is open from the 5th May 2015 until 23.59pm on the 31st May 2015, exclusively to Disability Horizons readers, giving you plenty of time to enter. To enter, all you have to do is:
1) Share this article on Twitter.
2) Answer the question below, sending your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your name
So here’s the question!
What percentage of Metro stations are accessible in Catalonia?
Hint: Perhaps if you look closely you’ll find that the answer is hidden somewhere in the article or the video…Good luck, or as the Catalonian’s say, Bona sort!
After the closing date we’ll pick a winner at random, email them back, and announce it on social media (within 7 days of the closing date).
Visit the official website for more information on Accessible Tourism in Catalonia.
By Disability Horizons