Our new “daughter” just arrived from Madrid, Spain this week and we are so excited. She is such a beautiful girl inside and out so I wanted to know more about her home city. Madrid has a population of about 6.5 million in the metro area and lies on the Manzanares River. It is literally and figuratively the center of Spain. As its capital, it is also the political, economic and cultural center of the country; and, it has been voted one of the Top 10 most livable cities in the world.