Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

Maybe. Things are not always wheelchair accessible, for example. Many of the sidewalks are broken and/or cobble-stoned. That said, I have seen blind people walking in the city, and I have seen a few wheelchairs. Buses have seating for wheelchairs, but I'm not sure if there are elevators in the subway system. Throughout the past two years, I have seen improvements in the way the city is trying to modernize and make more accommodations for people with disabilities. - Jul 2019


Yes and no. There are many elevators and the sidewalks have ramps for wheelchairs. However the sidewalks are made from paving stones that are often loose, missing or bulging upward. I would imagine that this would make travel difficult but not impossible for someone in a wheelchair. - Jun 2015


It would be difficult. Most of the sidewalks are horrible and only a few subte (subway) stations have handicap elevators. - Jan 2015


Possibly, depending on the disability. While I have seen some wheelchair ramps and handicap accessibility accommodations, that is not the norm or the law here. - Aug 2014


Sidewalks are broken, few ramps, bathrooms not suitable to wheelchairs. - Aug 2011


Sidewalks are horrible, so getting around in a wheel chair would be nearly impossible. - May 2011


A lot of difficulties - sidewalks tend to be broken up & difficult to traverse. - Jul 2008


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