Accommodation and accessible places in Palencia

Accommodation and accessible places in Palencia

 

Hotel Palacio de Congresos.Accesible.

Hotel Palacio de Congresos. Accesible.

Accommodation and accessible places in Palencia

There are very few accommodation and accessible places in Spain for people with special needs at present. The number of establishments that have the minimum accessibility requirements is increasing. However, it remains small. The existing initiatives are difficult to know of because of their isolation.

The information offered by the accommodation does not usually include the level of accessibility that it gathers. Moreover, it is not always reliable due to the lack of knowledge about this subject. Some guides or web pages might bear the accessibility logo without having made any analysis of some establishments’ accessibility.

One of the main demands of people with disabilities is to know precisely the accessibility characteristics of the resources. They want to be able to live daily life normally and therefore, to choose the establishment that best suits their needs.

Accommodation and accessible places in Palencia

For this reason, we, at turismoenpalencia.com, have made this small guide. We selected some accessible accommodations and places to visit. Our goal is to provide unbiased and detailed information for people with physical or sensory disabilities. We intend to give detailed and concrete accessibility information. This information comprises different categories of establishments and geographical locations.

We do not give subjective evaluations of the degree of accessibility. However, we describe the existing specific characteristics of the resources. Therefore, each person can decide and choose an establishment that meets their needs.

Accommodation and accessible places in Palencia

In the same way, we want to offer complete information of the touristic offerof our Autonomous Community. But also of Palencia in particular.We included different points of tourist interest of the province. We want people with disability to have information of those places that are both accessible and representative of the area.

This guide and its selection was made by a multidisciplinary team of specialized technicians in toursim and accessibility from Castilla y León Regional Government, PREDIF and Aspaym Castilla y León. Based on data offered by the Ministry of Culture and Toursim, a telephone survey was made in order to detect those accommodations in Castilla y León with at least one adapted room. Then, the PREDIF technical team went to those places and performed an in situ diagnosis, where positive characteristics and difficulties were determined.

After the fieldwork, results reports were made. They included in this guide all those establishments that met the following characteristics:

  • Allow access to the establishment of a person with disabilities in an autonomous and normalized way.
  • Guarantee the possible use of the different services provided.
  • Have at least one room adapted to meet the following characteristics:
    • Doors and gaps must be greater than 70 centimeters.
    • Toilets must have at least one lateral approach space and support bar allowing the transfer of a person with wheelchair.
    • Shower must have sufficient approach space and be at ground level so that it can be used by all customers.
    • Bathtubs must have sufficient approach space and have a table or transfer seat that allows access to it.

The set of minimum requirements that accommodations must meet to be accessible is a consensus tool. Different entities specialized in the field endorse this tool, such as CEAPAT (State Center for Personal Autonomy and Aid Techniques), Ministry of Health and Social Policy, PREDIF, Vía Libre (Company of ONCE Foundation), and FESORCAM (Federation of deaf people of the Community of Madrid).

Note that this protocol of analysis is specifically adapted to the regional regulations on accessibility and elimination of barriers in Castilla y León.

This guide would not have been possible without the collaboration of the heads of the  establishments and all those involved in the project.

They often used this opportunity to improve accessibility of their accommodations. They know the importance of competitive quality services. It’s important to meet the expectations of all their customers.

 

Routes in Palencia

The French Route of Santiago de Compostela. It was declared Itinerary and World Heritage Site by UNESCO by the Council of Europe First European Cultural . It is without a doubt one of our most well-known and frequented routes. The French Route of Santiago passes through the province of Palencia.

The Route of Carlos V In memory of this Emperor-King, traveler par excellence. He crossed Castile and Leon in his retirement trip to the Monastery of Yuste. This route extends from the north of Burgos to the south of Ávila. Moreover, it crosses many towns of the province of Palencia.

The Canal de Castilla is a beautiful engineering work. With a lenght of 207 kilometers, it crosses Palencia, Burgos and Valladolid. It used to transport grain and merchandise. However, now it is a route full of charm, offering many outdoor activities. The route is easy and accessible. Canal de Castilla has a flat path on its sides.

 

Adapted accommodations for people with reduced mobility in Palencia and province.

Hotel Palacio de Congresos in Palencia See

Hotel Camino Real in Dueñas See

Open Stone See

Hotel Doña Mayor in Fromista See

Hotel El Roble in Cervera de Pisuerga See

Hostel El Marqués in Saldaña See

Places of Touristic Interest

The Parque Fuentes Carrionas and Fuente Cobre Montaña Palentina is accesible from Cervera de Pisuerga.

The Collegiate Church of San Miguel in Aguilar de Campoo is accessible.