If you arrive to Madrid on a business trip, and you have only a few hours to see the city, we recommend to spend them as follows.
First of all you should take a Madrid taxi and go to the Prado Museum (Museo Nacional del
Prado) . The first two hours, I would recommend to hold it there, choosing to explore those rooms that are of interest to you. For example, if you can not stand the ceremonial portraits by Francisco Goya, go to the hall, where you can see paintings by Albrecht Durer.
Coming out of the Prado Museum, take a taxi Madrid and go to the square Sol — it’s there for exploring the center. Walk down the Mayor street and must visit Madrid the Placa Mayor — the most famous square of Madrid, where from the XVII century, passed town celebrations, bullfights and ... auto-da-fe. Then go to the Royal Palace, built in the middle of the XVIII century. Old Palace, unfortunately, burned, and the new, it was decided to build like Versailles, and he looks very impressive against a background of blue Spanish sky. After that, we recommend to dine in one of the many restaurants in Madrid with a summer terrace and listen to street musicians.
If you still have a little more time, you can go to Placa Espana and photographed at the statue to Cervantes with the statues of his famous characters - an ingenious hidalgo Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. If this option does not suit you, you can take the subway and go to the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu - one of the most famous stadiums in the world, played Real Madrid and Spain. Be sure to visit the museum of Real Madrid: the club was great thanks to stars like Ferenc Puskas and Alfredo Di Stefano, who for five consecutive years won the European Cup and a real football fan will be very interesting to learn more about their famous team.