Madrid vacation and travel guide

Tips about Madrid card :

Spain has become one of the most important urban tourist destinations in the world as a consequence of the new brand concept it has developed (Urban Spain instead of Sun and Beach Spain).

 

 

Thus, Madrid has become the Spanish city with the greatest tourist appeal, not just because of its museums, theatres and architectural monuments, both old and modern, but also because it is a cultural city, with artistic and musical events that have given it a cosmopolitan image.

The best way to reduce costs of tourist visits to Madrid is buying the tourist Madrid Card. It is advisable to complement it with travel passes for tourist transport.

The tourist Madrid Card has several options:
– Madrid Card Pack 1 which allows you to visit once two previously selected museums from over 50 existing museums in the city, with privileged access to their permanent collections. The card costs 22 euros.

– Madrid Card which allows you a free entrance to 53 museums, royal palaces and architectural monuments (preferential access to some museums), to the Tours (Bernabéu, Atlético Madrid and Plaza de Toros), access to the entire “Descubre Madrid” guided visits program, and unlimited access to the Madrid Visión Tourist Bus routes (Historical Madrid, Modern Madrid and Monumental Madrid).

 

 

 

It includes a guide in several languages that mentions affiliated businesses that give discounts, such as the cable car, theme parks (funfairs, zoos, aquariums, Faunia) and the IMAX Madrid, which is the world’s cutting-edge cinema, as well as a location map.

 

 

There are three tourist packages, differentiated by cost and duration.
Tourist Packages Package Value in Euros January 2011

Madrid Card 24 hours 32 Euros
Madrid Card 48 hours 42 Euros
Madrid Card 72 hours 52 Euros

– Madrid Card with public transportation additionally to the entrances mentioned in the previous package, it includes public transportation (metro, buses and trains) in accordance with the existing route and the hired period.

Tourist Packages Package Value in Euros January 2011

Madrid Card 24 hours + 1 day public transportation 38 Euros
Madrid Card 48 hours + 2 day public transportation 52 Euros
Madrid Card 72 hours + 3 day public transportation 65 Euros
Madrid Card 24 hours + 1 day public transportation 44 Euros
Madrid Card 48 hours + 2 day public transportation 62 Euros
Madrid Card 72 hours + 3 day public transportation 77 Euros

Madrid Card can be bought online with 5% discount on the www.neoturismo.com website (they are mailed to your home address) or directly at the Customer Support Department when in Madrid.

For further information, visit www.madridcard.com. All cards are activated when they are used to access one of the affiliated businesses. They can only be used in continuous days and not when there is a free entrance. You must get the proper information before you buy it.

 

 

 

 

There are 5 types of travel passes for tourist transportation. They are differentiated by number of day (1, 2, 3, 5, 7) and zones (A corresponds to capital Madrid, and T corresponds to Madrid, Guadalajara and Toledo). Their use is limited to the routes in the metro, buses and nearby trains. The following table includes the 2011 fees in euros.

ZONE A – ZONE T
1 day 6 – 12
2 days 10 – 20
3 days 13 – 25
5 days 19 – 36
7 days 25 – 50

There are discounts for children. Visit www.ctm-madrid.es, click on the icon ” otros abonos “. You can buy them in several places in Madrid.



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