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The Madrid Card

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Highlights

  • Free entry to more than 50 of the top attractions in Madrid
  • Skip the line at National Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Royal Palace
  • Join the fantastic “Discover Madrid” sightseeing tour
  • You can combine your Madrid Card with a handy Zone A Travel Pass

Overview

Unlock the magic of Madrid with this super-value card that gives you free entry to the city’s top attractions plus fantastic discounts and special offers.

There are so many treats in store when you have a Madrid Card. Browse the city’s fabulous art collections and see the finest works of El Greco, as well as Picasso’s masterwork ‘Guernica’. Admire the beautiful palaces with their exquisite furnishings. See the wealth of gold ornaments in the Museum of America and the glittering silver trophies at the Real Madrid Football Club Stadium.

Plus you’ll enjoy a host of other benefits, including ‘skip the line’ priority access to top attractions, free admission to a range of fascinating city tours and much more.

Choose from a 24, 48 or 72 hour card, according to your schedule. You also have the option of combining any of these cards with a Zone A travel pass, which gives you unlimited travel on the public transport network, including buses and the Metro.

Itinerary

Sightseeing in Madrid is easy and fun with the super-value Madrid Card. This amazing package gives you one-time free entry to more than 50 of the top museums and monuments in the city and free entry to a number of guided tours. Plus, you get priority access at busy places like National Prado Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Reina Sofia National Museum and Royal Palace.

Your handy card is available in 24, 48 or 72 hour options and comes with a useful guide book and map with information about museums, services included and participating establishments, available in 5 languages (Spanish, English, French, German and Italian).

The card is activated the first time it is used at a participating establishment. Once activated, the card can be used for 24, 48 or 72 hours depending on the option chosen.

Here is a selection of some of the many wonderful places you can visit with your Madrid Card:

Prado National Museum: This world famous collection includes many of the greatest works of El Greco, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Titian and Rubens. Check out the ‘Crown Prince's Treasure’ – a glorious assemblage of elaborate carved glasses, tableware, jewellery and furniture. If you are not an art buff, allow 2 hours for the Prado. If you love art, you’ll need longer!

Reina Sofia N. Museum: Madrid’s museum of modern art and home of Picasso’s masterpiece ‘Guernica’. Contains two main collections: the first comprising Spanish art from the late 19th century to the late 1940s, with paintings by Picasso, Dali, Miro and Solana, and the second dedicated to art from the 1940s to the present day. Allow around 2 hours for this museum.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: A collection of 800 pieces from the 14th century to the 20th century, including Renaissance portraits, Flemish and Italian and German paintings plus a vast assemblage of contemporary works from impressionism to pop art. Again you need around 2 hours to view this collection.

Royal Palace of Madrid: Formerly the official residence of the royal family. Admire the beautiful Gasparini hall, with decorations by Tiepolo, Neapolitan furniture and magnificent Venetian lamps. Other delights include works by Caravaggio, Velasquez and Goya, an outstanding tapestry collection and the Porcelain Room, where the walls are covered completely with green and white porcelain.

Benedictine Abbey of the Sacred Cross in the Valley of the Fallen: Near El Escorial is the ‘Valley of the Fallen’, a monumental memorial conceived by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco to honor the dead of the Spanish Civil War. A haunting image of the Valley is the vast granite cross which dominates the scene.

Royal Palace of El Pardo: An exquisite building erected in the 16th century but with the style of a medieval castle. The interior decoration is outstanding with wonderful tapestries, 18th and19th century furniture and many works of art.

The Museum of America in Madrid: A fascinating assemblage of artefacts largely collected during the Spanish colonisation of the Americas. Some pieces are very old, going back to pre-historic times. Among other enthralling exhibits, you can see ancient Mayan parchments, Incan mummies and a wealth of gold ornaments.

The Cerralbo Museum: When the Marquis of Cerralbo passed away in 1922, he donated his home and its treasures to Spain. The Cerralbo Museum presents the family collections of art, ancient weaponry and pottery, just as they were left by the Marquis. Visit the Museum to find out what life was like for a wealthy 19th century Spaniard.

The Debod Temple: In gratitude for Spanish help in saving the temples of Abu Simbel, Egypt donated the Temple of Debod to Spain in 1968. This authentic Egyptian temple, dedicated to the gods Amon and Isis, was originally built in the fourth century B.C. at the village of Debod, near the sacred temple island of Philae.

Birthplace of Cervantes Museum: The house where Miguel de Cervantes, author of ‘Don Quixote’, was born in 1547. This engaging museum shows visitors the daily life of an affluent household during the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Real Madrid Football Club Trophy Exhibition: Different from the traditional concept of a Trophy Room. The main collection is enhanced with a large number of historical objects, some donated by the players themselves, and an impressive selection of multimedia displays.

Plus, you get free entry to ‘Discover Madrid’ guided tours. These include many different aspects of the city such as Gran Vía – Culture, Fashion and Celebrities, Hapsburg Madrid, Traditional Taverns of Madrid and much more.

And it doesn’t stop there. You also get free entry to Bernabeu Stadium Tour, Atlético de Madrid Tour, and Tour ‘Las Ventas’ (Bullfight). And when you need a break from sightseeing you can enjoy a complimentary drink (wine or beer) and a traditional ‘tapa’ (tasty snack). Also your Madrid Card entitles you to discounts in participating stores, restaurants, shows and discos.

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Your 24, 48 or 72 Madrid Card can also be combined with a Zone A Travel Pass in the following combinations:

• Madrid Card 24 hours + Zone A 2 day travel pass
• Madrid Card 48 hours + Zone A 3 day travel pass
• Madrid Card 72 hours + Zone A 3 day travel pass

Your Zone A Travel Pass gives you unlimited travel on the public transport network, including buses and the Metro for the chosen validity period. You can see all the sights and fit in some great shopping and dining as well.

You also receive a handy Map of Madrid showing bus routes, the underground and train network, plus places of interest for tourists, available in Spanish and English.

Madrid Travel Pass Zone A includes all routes within the designated Zone A area and roughly covers the area within the municipal boundaries.

The Pass is activated the first time it is used on a Metro or bus service, not when it is purchased, and the expiry date is printed onto the back. Once activated, the card can be used for the number of consecutive days that have been purchased (eg 2, 3, 5, 7). The pass will be valid on nocturnal services until 0500h (05:00am) of the day following the expiry date.

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Reviews

The Madrid Card is very convenient for tourists. There's just so many things to see and do that are included in the Madrid Card but we just ran out of energy and stamina to see... Rowena Estaniel Ching

Easy to collect at airport, saved time & money on entrance to key museums e.g. Prado & lots of discounts on all sorts, bars, restaurants etc. We only had 3 days so didn't get... Mr S V Ward

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Most museums and monuments open Tuesdays to Sundays

Duration

Choose from 24, 48 or 72 hour validity

Start time

Opening times: Most museums and monuments open from 1000h (10:00 am) – 1400h (2:00pm) and 1700h (5:00pm) – 2000h (8:00pm)
Duration: Choose from 24, 48 or 72 hour validity

Meeting point

The isango! voucher can be exchanged at locations below:
I-NEO Madrid Calle Mayor: C/ Mayor 42.
Monday to Sunday: from 9:00am to 7:00pm
25 December and 1 January: from 9:00am to 2:30pm.

I-NEO Madrid-Barajas, Airport T2: Terminal 2 - Arrivals, entrance of the Metro Airport Terminal 2.
Monday - Saturday: from 8:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday and festives: from 8:30am to 4:30pm
December 25 and January 1: from 9:00 to 3:00pm

I-NEO Madrid-Barajas, Airport T4: Terminal 4 - Arrivals, entrance of the Metro Airport Terminal 4.
Monday - Saturday: from 8:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday and festives: from 8:30am to 4:30pm
25 December and 1 January: from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Railway station Atocha: Viajes Reina - Grupo Vilar: Glorieta de Carlos V Atocha Renfe (L1) High-speed train terminal - departures, Ground Floor - Madrid.
Monday to Sunday: 8:30am - 1:30pm. / 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Open every day of the year, except December 24, 25 & 31 / January 1 & 6

Ending point

At your convenience

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Inclusions

  • Museums and Monuments: Free entry to more than 50 museums and monuments in Madrid (including: Prado National Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Reina Sofia National Museum and Royal Palace).
  • Tours-Leisure: Entry to the Cable Card, Bernabeu Stadium Tour, Atlético de Madrid Tour, "Las Ventas" Tour (Bullfight). Guided tour "Discover Madrid".
  • Shopping: Discounts and gifts at the major stores.
  • Restaurants: Great discounts in the best restaurants.
  • Nightlife: Discounts in flamenco shows, discos and bars.
  • Mobility: A singular service. All credit cards.
  • Tourist guide with information about museums, services included and participating establishments - available in 5 languages.
  • Includes map of the city showing locations of participating establishments.
  • A free "traditional tapa" as well as a drink.
  • Options with Zone A Travel pass also include:

  • All Metro lines within the zone
  • All EMT routes of buses
  • All RENFE Suburban Train stations within the zone and ML1
  • Map of Madrid showing bus routes, the underground and train network, plus places of interest for tourists, available in Spanish and English.

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Live guide
  • Audio-guide services
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Meals

Do/Dont's

Wear comfortable shoes for walking and don’t forget the camera!

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Please note

The isango! voucher can be exchanged at locations below:
I-NEO Madrid Calle Mayor: C/ Mayor 42.
Monday to Sunday: from 9:00am to 7:00pm
25 December and 1 January: from 9:00am to 2:30pm.

I-NEO Madrid-Barajas, Airport T2: Terminal 2 - Arrivals, entrance of the Metro Airport Terminal 2.
Monday - Saturday: from 8:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday and festives: from 8:30am to 4:30pm
December 25 and January 1: from 9:00 to 3:00pm

I-NEO Madrid-Barajas, Airport T4: Terminal 4 - Arrivals, entrance of the Metro Airport Terminal 4.
Monday - Saturday: from 8:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday and festives: from 8:30am to 4:30pm
25 December and 1 January: from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Railway station Atocha: Viajes Reina - Grupo Vilar: Glorieta de Carlos V Atocha Renfe (L1) High-speed train terminal - departures, Ground Floor - Madrid.
Monday to Sunday: 8:30am - 1:30pm. / 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Open every day of the year, except December 24, 25 & 31 / January 1 & 6

The card is activated the first time it is used at a participating establishment, not when it is purchased. Once activated, the card can be used for 24, 48 or 72 hours depending on the option chosen.

The Travel Pass is activated the first time it is used on a Metro or bus service, not when it is purchased, and the expiry date is printed onto the back. Once activated, the card can be used for the number of consecutive days that have been purchased (eg 2, 3, 5, 7). The pass will be valid on nocturnal services until 0500h (05:00am) of the day following the expiry date.

You must use your Madrid Card or Travel Pass before 31 December of the year in which you purchased it

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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