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Alcalá Gate

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Alcalá Gate

Madrid, Spain

If you want take a stroll past one of Madrid’s best known landmarks, do so in the evening, when the brilliant gate and Neoclassical monument in the city center is dramatically lit against the night sky.  Once marking the city’s eastern boundary, the gate now stands in the Parque del Buen Ratiro, Madrid’s most central park. While strolling past the gate, don’t miss the chance to hum “La Puerta de Alaca,” the hit song by Alan Belén and Victor Manuel. 


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