Some aspects of all Madrid know that Madrid is the capital of Spain. But it is much more than this. We are talking about the largest and most populous city, reaching approximately 3.275.000 inhabitants according to the measurements of the Town Hall and a few 6.043. 031habitantes in its metropolitan area. This transforms it in the third most populous city in the European Union, behind only Berlin and London, and the third metropolitan area, behind Paris and London.
At the economic level, Madrid is the fourth richest European city after London, Paris and Moscow. This is due in part to it is the main business and financial centre of Spain. It is also headquarters of the main stock market in the country, and several of the largest corporations in the world, such as Telefonica and BBVA, to name only two examples. Also hosts offices of prestigious multilateral agencies, such as the headquarters of the world Organization of tourism (UNWTO), the headquarters of the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), and the headquarters of the Organization of Ibero-American States for education, science and culture (OEI). In turn, hosts major international institutions regulators and broadcasters of the Spanish language: the Commission standing of the Association of academies of the Spanish language, 16 and headquarters of the Real Academia Espanola (RAE), and the Instituto Cervantes. All this, more fairs and events that are organized in the city, her notable as an influential cultural centre. Account with international reference museums including the Prado Museum, without doubt one of the most important in the world, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, covering, respectively, the 9 th, 16 and 57 placed among the most visited museums in the world. Barajas airport is one of the most important in Europe, where the vast amount of supply flights Madrid make that cheap flights are easily got to Madrid source: press release sent by InfoNet. Museum of the Prado Opens Rubens Exhibition fellowships Museum Nacional centro de arte reina sofia Spain 2011-2012 Search your scholarship: universities, master’s degrees and doctorates new collective transport to Barajas airport service Reina Sofia News Panel celebrates its 20th anniversary with the icing on an indefinite date own law Magazine Art Logopress new service bus airport of Barajas destination Spain