Madrid Card is a card, which provides convenient services for travellers who want to visit Madrid. It is activated not from the day you purchase it, but from the day you start to use it. What are the advantages of buying this card? There are a lot of advantages, but not in terms of price. I think that the card is not so cheap, but it is useful if you want to avoid queues when you visit the most important attractions in Madrid.
- free admission to over than 50 museums and monuments such as the Prado National Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Reina Sofia National Museum and Royal Palace, which are often crowdy. Among other attractions there are the Debod Temple (Templo de Debod), Lope De Vega House Museum, La Almudena Cathedral Museum;
- free entry to the Cable Car to enjoy the sensational view of Madrid;
- the best guided tour such as the Bernabéu Tour Stadium, Atlético de Madrid Tour, ideal for sport lovers;
- up to 30% discount at shops and restaurants, in flamenco shows and on car rentals, good if you have planned to visit other cities of Spain, not suggested if you decide to stay only in Madrid;
- free Madrid city map and guide;
- free “traditional tapa” with a glass of wine.
NOTE: If it is your first time in Madrid and you haven’t ever visited the most important monuments buy Madrid Card. Otherwise spend your money differently!
Madrid Card prices
Madrid Card prices are different according to your stay in Madrid. The card is available for 24, 48, 72 and 120 hours. Here are the prices in detail:
Adults: 24 hours €47.00
Adults 48 hours €60.00
Adults 72 hours €67.00
Adults 120 hours €77.00
Children (6-12) 24 hours €34.00
Children (6-12) 48 hours €42.00
Children (6-12) 72 hours €44.00
Children (6-12) 120 hours €47.00
Where to buy Madrid Card
You can buy Madrid Card at:
Madrid Tourism Centre
Plaza Mayor, 27.
Monday – Sunday: 9.30am – 8.30pm.
Madrid-Barajas Airport, Terminal 2 and Terminal 4
Terminal 2 and 4 – Arrivals – entrance of the Metro Airport Terminal 2 and 4 Station Metro Madrid
Customer Service Desk
Monday-Saturday: 8.30am to 20.30pm and Sunday
Public Holidays: 8.30am to 16.30pm
Puerta de Atocha Railway Station
Grupo Vilar: Glorieta de Carlos V, Atocha Renfe (L1) High-speed trains departures, Ground Floor
Monday – Sunday: 8.30am – 1.30pm / 2.30pm – 4.30pm.
Closed: December 24, 25 and January 1, 6
This is the best solution, because if you buy Madrid Card online you can save money.
People who decide to visit Madrid also combine Madrid Card with the Madrid Tourist Travel (or Abono Turístico), and this is the right way to save money getting around the city!