The Alhambra has a limited zone accessible by visitors with reduced mobility. About 50% of the entire area is accessible for disabled visitors. While 30% of the area is accessible with help from others. This part is challenging since there are a lot of obstacles to get around. The remainder 20% remains unaccessible for visitors with disabilities. The Patronato of the Alhambra is currently working into getting more areas accessible by wheelchair.
There is a free service of wheelchair to use during the visit. Visitors can request it on the ticketing area of the Generalife. It´s not possible to book wheelchairs in advance, they will be given to you when you arrive.
There are signs indicating the routes to follow through the Alhambra. First the recommended order for visitors with disabilities is to first enter through the Puerta de la Justicia. Then you can go to visit the Nasrid Palaces and the Partal gardens. In the end you can head to the Generalife.
Nasrid PalacesItinerary: Accessible Description: There are wooden ramps to allow an easy access to the different rooms 100 cm wide. In some areas the floor is irregular, making it difficult to access for disabled people.
Partal GardensItinerary: Accessible Description: Most of the itinerary is accessible. There are ramps and most of the terrain is flat. Some of the terrain can have an inclination of 10%.
GeneralifeItinerary: Accessible Description: You might need assistance to access the Generalife as there are two steps of 20 cm. There is another access via Patio de las Adelfas. You will need to let the security guards know.
Palacio de Carlos VItinerary: Accessible Description: The entrance has a space of more than 120cm. After the entrance there is a lift that can lead you to the upper level of the palace.
The AlcazabaItinerary: Not accessible Description: Alcazaba is one of the oldest parts of the Alhambra and due to it’s own configuration it does not allow an easy access for disabled visitors. Hence it has stairs to enter the building. There are also stairs inside to reach the towers. In the following map you can check which areas are accessible by wheelchair and which are not. ▼ Download our printable version of the alhambra accessible areas here.
Adapted ToiletsYou can find toilets in the following areas:
- Main entrance
- Service area – Next to The Wine Gate
- Generalife gardens