The Sorolla Museum is located in the house that the painter Joaquín Sorolla himself built in 1911 as a place where he could combine his work in the studio with his family life. When Sorolla and his architect, Enrique María de Repullés, designed the building, they sought above all to create an elegant house with gardens.
At that time, namely the early 20th century, today’s standards of physical accessibility (which Sorolla himself could have benefited from in the last years of his life) were not in place. Consequently, the house, now a museum, does not have lifts or ramps as an alternative to the various flights of stairs that can be found to access the different areas of the Museum.
The Sorolla Museum is listed on the Spanish heritage register as an ‘Asset of Cultural Interest’ and is exempt from compliance with the general regulations on accessibility in public buildings. Nevertheless, it is currently undergoing an expansion plan that will improve the building's overall accessibility.
The Museum has technological devices available for the hearing-impaired: