¡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.

What other songs in Spanish do you know? Share some of your favourites in the comments below! We’d be delighted to add some of them to our Spotify and YouTube playlists, which you can find by scrolling down the page.

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We’ll be publishing our Tune for Tuesday songs on our website and linking to versions of the songs on both YouTube and Spotify. To access the full Spotify playlist you’ll need a Spotify account, but don’t worry, you can create a free Spotify account here.

If you use another streaming service or would like to access the songs on a different platform, just search for the song name in your favourite music app!

The Tune for Tuesday Playlist

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