Tourist cards, a different way to explore 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 point of view for your coming trip. Use the "less is more" rule: more options, less cost. Discover each city in a more practical, simple way with tourist cards.
Many Spanish destinations have their own tourist cards providing access to a broad range of services and discounts. They give unlimited use of public transport, admission to museums, and even offer discounts on shows and shopping.
If you are 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 Euro. 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 will also be given a guide with associated monuments, museums and restaurants. You can also purchase in advance on-line.
Would you like to know some of the benefits of using the different tourist cards? Here are 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, for its part, 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 Zaragoza there is a guided tour of the city streets.
There is 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.
Your dinners will also be more affordable. For example, at restaurants in Bilbao that are associated with the tourist card you will 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.
Advantages and savings hand in hand. A tourist card awaits at your destination of choice, to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.