An adapted building
Casa Batlló is highly sensitive towards accessibility for people with disabilities. As a privately owned property, it was the first museum to adapt its visits for blind people in collaboration with ONCE, Spain’s organisation for the blind.
Visual impairment: the museum visit is suitable for blind people. This is a tactile environment, with shapes, forms and textures that can be fully appreciated by touch. The audio guide script includes spatial references which facilitate positioning for blind people. A three-dimensional model of the facade, located inside the building, allows its shapes and ornamental features to be discovered. In addition, there are methacrylate relief plans with explanations in Braille, which enable the Noble Floor to be understood. There are texts in Braille, in various languages, available to blind people. To make the visit more accessible to them, their companions do not have to pay for a ticket.
Hearing impairment: the text of the audio guide is provided in TEN languages: Catalan, Spanish, French, English, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Portuguese.
Reduced mobility: wheelchairs are available which are a suitable shape and size for fitting in the lift at Casa Batlló. Visitors with reduced mobility can access a large part of the tour by wheelchair, visiting the most important parts of the house.