Madrid is not only the Spanish capital, but also a fascinating city with lots to see. Some of the most interesting sites are museums, most of which have entrance fees. If you want to be able to visit the most important museums in the city without having to empty your pocket, ShMadrid suggests buying one of the many discount cards that allow you to visit a number of museums for a reduced price.
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Abono Paseo de Arte
The Abono Paseo de Arte will give you access to the three main museums in Madrid, which are the Museo Nacional del Prado, the Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. This card will not only allow you to see each museum’s permanent collection, but will also allow you to see the temporary exhibits. The Abono Paseo de Arte card costs 30,40€ and by using it you will be paying 20% less than you would if you bought separate tickets for each of the museums.
Abono 4 y 8 Museos de la ciudad de Madrid
The Abono 4 Museos de la ciudad de Madrid card will allow you to visit 4 museums in Madrid, during a period of 10 days. During that time, you can visit the museums as many times as you want. The Abono 4 Museos de la ciudad de Madrid card costs 8€ per person. Similar to the card presented above, the Abono 8 Museos de la ciudad de Madrid card allows you to visit a certain number of museums for a reduced price. In this case, you can visit 8 museums as many times as you want, in a period of 15 days. The Abono 8 Museos de la ciudad de Madrid card costs 16€ per person.
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Tarjeta anual de Museos Estatales
This is an anual card which allows you to visit state museums as many times as you wish during an entire year. With this card, you will gain access to 10 museums in Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Museo Cerralbo, Museo del Traje (CIPE), Museo Nacional de Antropología, Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, Museo del Romanticismo, and Museo Sorolla. The price of the Annual State Museum card is 36,06€ per person. These cards can usually be purchased directly at the ticket office of the museums or on tourism offices.
Cards are valid for one year from the time you purchase them, and they can be bought online.
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Have you purchased any of these discount cards? How often have you used it?