Madrid Card is a perfect opportunity for every traveler to Madrid to save time and money when exploring the city. The card comprises a wide range of cultural and leisure activities and guided tours including the free access to different kinds of public transportation and discounts in different shops, bars, restaurants, hotels and hostels. During the certain period of time you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of being a card holder.
The cards are available for purchasing online and at the different sales points in Madrid. As a rule buying Madrid card online is always cheaper. After you bought it, don’t forget to print out a voucher which you will later need to exchange to get a card. Your card can be picked up at any collection point in Madrid. For the convenience of travelers all the points are located in such places as tourist information offices, train stations and airports. The Madrid Card is available for 24, 48, 72, 120 hours and the price is as follows:
One-Day Madrid Card: 39€
Two-Day Madrid Card: 49€
Three-Day Madrid Card: 59€
Five-Day Madrid Card: 69€
The card is personal and non-transferable; it has your name written on it. It is only valid for a certain period of time you’ve chosen. It is activated as soon as you use it for the first time. As soon as it is expired it cannot be used any longer.
Together with a card you get a free map with a guidebook and the list of museums with a free entrance and the list of other discounts. You can visit all the attractions and museums only once. There you will also find all the necessary information that you will need while moving around the city: phone numbers, addresses and opening times in the museums and other attractions.
Among the museums included in the Madrid City card are Royal Botanical Gardens, Contemporary Art Museum, the Royal Palace, Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, Reina Sofia Museum and the legendary Prado Museum. Among the guided tours included into the list are a tour to a world-famous bullring – Plaza de Torros de Las Ventas and Santiago Bernabeo Stadium.
When purchasing Madrid Card you also need to be aware of the fact that not all the temporary exhibitions are included into the card unlike permanent ones and you will have to pay to enter the museum. The list of permanent exhibitions goes with the list of free admission to the museums. Check all the information you are interested in before purchasing the card.
By doing simple math you will get how easy and cheap it is to explore Madrid with a Madrid City card.