Wheelchair-accessible sights: landmarks of Budapest

With the increasing employment of lifts, ramps and stair lifts, many museums and monuments are now becoming accessible to those with physical disabilities. In some cases, advance notice is requested (and hotels can help with that) though thankfully the number of completely wheelchair-accessible buildings is on the rise.

Wheelchair-accessible sights: Accessible museums in Budapest

Budapest is home to hundreds of museums, many of them housed in beautiful, old mansions, stately homes and even palaces built in the age when accessibility was hardly a factor in construction. Thus, people living with disabilities here are often challenged by unsuitable doorways, walkways and most of all, stairs. Low-lying Pest for example has suffered terrible floods from time to time through its history and a great many buildings were constructed with the main entrance at the top of a short flight of steps. Fortunately, with modern technology and a little advance communication with the staff, these difficulties can easily be resolved nowadays. Here we provide a list of some of the most popular and most accessible museums in Budapest. Source: National Federation of Disabled Persons' Associations (MEOSZ)

Wheelchair-accessible sights: A tour of Buda Castle

The beautiful panorama of "Castle Hill" can be enjoyed even by those who in a wheelchair, though it pays to know what to expect. Concerted efforts have been made recently to improve the accessibility of the attractions here, but the hill-top nature of the castle and its historic and picturesque cobbled streets do present some challenges. A good many places are now equipped with ramps and elevators, and in most cases accessible toilets are available too. Source: National Federation of Disabled Persons' Associations (MEOSZ)
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