hello - I'm going to be in Madrid for only one day due to connecting flights, and am curious to know what are some of the must sees. I know one day isn't much to see what all Madrid has to offer. I am not interested in seeing any museums. I will be in the city from 9 am to about 7 pm in the evening. I was thinking of doing one of the hop on hop off busses since I am limited on time. How far is the city center from the Madrid airport?
What are some of the sights that you recommend seeing in this limited amount of time? Is the city generally safe for a female to be wandering around all day alone. I've traveled before to foreign countries for work and of course, know not to do anything that will put myself at risk.
Thank you in advance for your help.