¡Hola amigos! This Tuesday we’re bringing you a classic Spanish “Tune” by Ana Belén and Víctor Manuel. La Puerta de Alcalá was a huge success when it was released in 1985 and it remains an important song for many Madrileños because of its link with Madrid’s monument of the same name. Its lyrics also give us a good example of ser vs. estar. Listen out for the refrain “Ahí está, la Puerta de Alcalá” (“There it is, La Puerta de Alcalá”).
If you’d like to hear the lyrics sung more slowly, we recommend watching the YouTube video below and selecting a slower playback speed by clicking on the settings symbol. And you can find the lyrics to La Puerta de Alcalá by clicking here.
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