We have a limited amount of time in Madrid on this trip, I want to use my time wisely. It is divided because we are going to spend time in Toledo as well. If I have missed something really obvious (Museum closures, not enough time to get to the train station, etc,) please let me know! Beyond that, if you have ideas of how to enjoy some of museums and walks more, please share your tips.
Friday: Our plane lands around noon, we'll store our bags at Atocha station, take metro or taxi to Puerta del Sol and do the RS Madrid walk with audio guide. If you have lunch nearby to recommend, I'd love to hear, otherwise we'll eat at the Mercado and get churros con chocolate along the way.
We'll stretch our legs, get some sun and food, by this point the jet lag might really be getting to us, we'll be hopping on a train to Toledo to spend the night.
Saturday: all day in Toledo, I think I've got it pretty well figured out.
Sunday: leave Toledo around noon, and head back to Madrid. We'll take our bags to our hotel (near the Prado) and walk over to San Fernando market for lunch (I believe that one is open Sundays, if not we'll head somewhere else) and spend the afternoon/evening at the Reina Sofia. We'll spend the rest of the evening walking around Lavapies, eating tapas and relaxing.
Monday: If we end up getting up early, we'll doing a morning walk in Retiro park and head to the Prado when it opens. We'll see what we can in the Prado in 3ish hours, then we'll pick up our bags, head to the station and catch our train @2:30. If we're on top of things, we'll buy some things at the market so we can picnic on the train as our lunch.
Any feedback is welcome! I'm hoping I'll get to return to Madrid on a future trip to see a little more of it, but tell me what you think of my tiny sampling of this city!