Tourist cards, a different way of seeing the city
Sightseeing bus in Madrid
Are you thinking of visiting a Spanish city? Are you planning a holiday to discover a city in Spain? If you want to make the most of your visit, we recommend you buy a tourist card. Change your approach in your coming trip, and apply the rule of "less is more": more options, less cost. Explore each city in a more practical and convenient way with tourist cards.
Many Spanish destinations have their own tourist cards providing access to a broad range of services and discounts. They offer unlimited use of public transport, admission to museums, and even discounts on shows and shopping.
If you're thinking of visiting a Spanish city, then purchasing a tourist card could be a good option. Each card has its own characteristics regarding discounts and validity, and prices range from €8 to €60. Ask at tourist offices or participating sales outlets to find the card that best suits your needs. Once you have it, besides receiving a city map, you'll also be given a guide containing all the monuments, museums and restaurants associated to the card. You can also purchase it online in advance.
Would you like to find out some of the benefits of using the various tourist cards? Here are just a few. In Cordoba, for example, you have free entrance to all the city's monuments and museums, amongst other things. In Granada, it includes admission (advance booking required) to the Nasrid Palaces at the Alhambra. With the Seville tourist card you can visit the Giralda Tower and enjoy the stunning views. Other options are as follows: in Salamanca you can visit the Old Cathedral, and in Saragossa there is a guided tour of the city streets.
There's still more. Would you like to visit the Silk Exchange in Valencia, the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, or take a trip on Compostela Visión, a tourist bus that visits the most emblematic sites in Santiago de Compostela? Three activities available at half price if you get a tourist card in the cities concerned. Another example, in Barcelona in you'll find the Barcelona Night Card, which will enable you to enter Barcelona's most fashionable evening venues for a week.
Your dinners will also be more affordable. For example, at restaurants in Bilbao associated with the tourist card you'll save 5%-10%.
If you visit Madrid with children, you should know that there is a special card for the little ones. It gives them special discounts at places like the zoo and amusement park.
A perfect combination of benefits and savings. A tourist card will be waiting for you at your destination to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
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