|Global city cat.:||GaWC Alpha Global Cities|
|Population (city):||3,186,241 (2013) world: 35|
|Population (metro):||3,998,829 (2001)|
Given that Madrid is geographically very close to the birthplace of the Spanish language, and given also its status as the Spanish capital and seat of the Instituto Cervantes, it should come as no surprise that there are quite a few options for stuyding the language in the city.