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Seville etc. on crutches

Yes, I'm a bit crazy, plus I am a senior lady and my crutches are fushia colored. I was in Grenada many years ago and have always wanted to return. So the bare bones of my trip are that I fly non stop to Seville and have booked an inexpensive place from mid May to early June. I have also booked a place midway in my trip to Grenada for 3 days and also Cadiz for two. I undoubtably should have read this forum as I paid a lot more than I should have for my plane fare. But aside from all that I am of course worried about getting around Seville et all on crutches, although I am a fluent Spanish speaker and have no desire to drive there...any thoughts, suggestions...

Posted by
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If you're looking for a confidence boost...

This area, while a bit of a challenge, seems much easier for ambulating about on crutches than say, Amsterdam, for instance.

Posted by
12154 posts

Seville is relatively flat. I'd rather try that on crutches than the Albaicin in Granada. The Alhambra isn't horrible once your up there (some stairs though), take a taxi up the hill to get there and back. You may want to shop lodging based on availability of elevators. Cadiz is pretty flat also but expect a lot of stairs in and out of buildings.

Posted by
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Thanks Brad. I've worked out all my lodging ahead of time, so that's not a concern. I'm thinking of only doing the gardens at the Alhambra. I did find the place on Rick Stevens site for 'handicapped', and have read that I picked the flattest city in Europe, Seville, as my I'm getting stoked full of confidence!

Posted by
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Do ALL of the Alhambra! I'm older, not exactly on crutches, but IMHO it's the best site in Europe. I don't usually post on Spain, but the Alhambra -- all of it is amazing, and I woulldn't miss it! Make sure you've got a reservation, and arrive on time, as they are strict on the times. I would not use a guide, but enjoy at your leisure, as there are places to sit and rest if you don't have a "guide" rushing you through. Rick's old books are the best guides.