Morning Frills #56: “Welcome to Madrid” Edition

Some fun facts about Madrid:

  • The city’s current population is 3,228,359.


  • Its mayor is Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón.


  • The city’s motto is, “Fui sobre agua edificada, mis muros de fuego son. Esta es mi insignia y blasón.” Translated to English, it means, “On water I was built, my walls are made of fire. This is my ensign and escutcheon.”


  • An escutcheon is a defined area on which armorial bearings are displayed and which usually consists of a shield.

Most importantly, Madrid is currently holding its Fashion Week festivities, which means that an abundance of attractive women are parading around in skimpy clothing.

Click through the gallery on the right to further increase your knowledge of Madrid. Learning is fun!