There can be no doubt that the best way to see all that Madrid has to offer is with the Madrid Card. This pass allows you access to all the top local attractions. From the Prado Museum and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza to the Royal Palace and another 50 or so museums the card ensures there are great discounts to be had and queue jumps for them too. There will be little queuing involved at any of the attractions when you have a Madrid Card.
With the card also comes the possibility of guided tours around attractions such as the Atletico de Madrid and Las Ventas bullring. If museums and art galleries are not your thing then you might be interested in the many shops, restaurants and night clubs that the card will give you discounts in. The savings are substantial and it provides you with an instant framework of places to visit and things to do while staying in Madrid.
Along with the card you will receive a guide book offering information about the city in Spanish, English, Italian, German and French. There is a map of the city included too. Madrid cards are available for 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours and 120 hours too and the cost is reduced for children. There are also special tariffs available for cards that include entrance to the Zoo – Aquarium, Amusement Park and Faunia.
The Madrid cards are available from the Madrid Shop located next to the tourist office in Plaza Mayor and also online. You can buy your tickets at www.madridcard.com.