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Carlos de Albert (paraplegic, Barcelona), vice-president of Las Sillas Voladoras, went to Cuba in November, taking advantage of one of the best times of year to visit the northern Caribbean. He wanted to see Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Havana, but decided to spend his whole stay in the capital because it seemed like a great city and he found a good apartment with a ramp and lift.

«Havana is incredible, but the city isn't very well adapted for people with disabilities. Despite the lack of accessibility, people are always ready to lend a hand if you need it.»

 

blog batectravels sightseeing in Havana in a wheelchair and a Batec handbike

 

"Havana is incredible. It's decadent, but you get a glimpse of what it was." Carlos told us that, in general, the city isn't very well adapted for people with disabilities, but despite the lack of accessibility, people are always ready to lend a hand if you need it.

One of the highlights is Old Havana, declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1982. This area features architectural marvels like the Havana Cathedral and the Castle of the Royal Force. Carlos warns us that the museums and tourist buildings rarely have ramps or lifts, so if you visit Havana in a wheelchair, the best plan is to explore its streets and soak up daily life: visiting its four colonial squares (Plaza de Aras, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza Vieja and Plaza de San Francisco de Asís), enjoying the views from the Malecón, seeing the National Capitol Building in Havana and discovering the wide range of architectural styles, ranging from art deco to colonial baroque.

«If you go to Havana, you have to make sure you have time to wander around its streets and soak up the life of the city.»

 

blog batectravels sightseeing in Havana in a wheelchair and a Batec handbike

 

Due to the difficulties of using a wheelchair on the pavement and the lack of accessibility in the public transport system, Carlos got around the city on the street with his BATEC ELECTRIC handbike. He told us he felt safe and respected and all times and that drivers "were shocked when they saw a wheelchair transformed into an all-terrain tricycle travelling down the road."

 

blog batectravels sightseeing in Havana in a wheelchair and a Batec handbike

 

In addition to enjoying this decadent beauty, he recommends the restaurant VipHavana, where everything is perfectly adapted and they even improvised a parking spot for his Batec handbike in the dining room. A perfect plan for relaxing after an intense day of discovering the hidden delights of Havana.

 

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