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Looking for the UNESCO World Heritage Sites?

Where to go…

Olomouc, Czech Republic

Olomouc is an important center of culture and eeducation. One of the reasons why to visit Olomouc is quite good accessibility of buildings and historical monuments. For example, the originally Romanesque Cathedral of St. Wenceslas that after the fire got a Gothic appearance. Inside is a unique dome organ. Beautiful historical building in the heart of Moravia is equipped with a ramp.

The main monument, however, is the Baroque Column of the Holy Trinity in the Upper Square. It is the largest sculpture in Central Europe and, moreover, a sight put on the UNESCO Heritage List. As it is surrounded by stairs, it is not possible to have a look in the chapel at the bottom, but still you can admire the depiction of all possible saints along with the central motif of the gilded copper statues of the Holy Trinity.

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Another unique item on the prestigious list is the Way of St. James Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. There are several routes and their accessibility to people with disabilities is improving every year. It is important to prepare well and take into account every aspect of your disability.

When you decide to go on a trip, the French Way (Camino Francés) is generally recommended and is best known and has the most facilities for the disabled.

Read the blog of our ambassador Marie about experiences from St. James's pilgrimage. Her mom pushed her in a wheelchair for 300 km.

http://www.disway.org/en/blog/1-reports-from-ambassadors/162-unforgettable-camino-santiago-wheels.html

Taj Mahal, India

Parking lot is quite far from the main entrance to the Taj Mahal complex, but It´s easier to go all the way to this magnificent marble monument than use a rickshaw or roofed vehicle. You´ll need help of an ablebodied person to get into the vehicle and take a seat if you´re a "full-time" wheelchair user. It´s necessary to colaps your wheelchair.

As soon as you buy a ticket at the entrance gate, you go by the wall on the right side through the garden. You can find nine ramps there to get close to Taj Mahal. Amazing to actually touch this beautiful monument.

Famous Taj Mahal itself is not wheelchair friendly, There´re 22 steps in the way, but it definitely worth it to go see it anyway.

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

The breathtaking beauty of nature is the Geiranger Fjord. It was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005. He also took the first place in National Geographic Travel voting for the best of the best UNESCO sites.

When you sail through this fjord you can feel the shower of one of the many waterfalls. The best-known of these are the Seven Sisters, and then Suitor, and they are directly opposite each other.

 

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