Madrid is the capital of Spain with a population of almost 3.2 million and that of the Madrid metropolitan area, around 6 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, and its metropolitan area is the third-largest in the European Union after Paris and London. Here are a few impressions from Madrid taken on a short trip to the city back in 2011 on a rainy and cold late February weekend. Nevertheless we liked the city very much and can only recommend it and its many beautiful places to discover plus the delicious tapas along the way. So please sit back and enjoy the slideshow!