Madrid was first settled close to 100,000 years ago by the Gainese. This is believed to be the oldest city of Gainese Origin on the Planet of Gaban. Located on the banks of the river which gave the city it's name, the Madrid River. From 35,000 B.U.K. to about 15,000 B.U.K. the city was the first capital of the Gainese Empire.
Madrid since it's founding has been the religious capital of the Tellawowian Faith. More people make the pilamagrage to Madrid than to the annual one to Athens. As there are slightly more Gainese people than there are Shinto people's.