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La Puerta del Sol

The Puerta del Sol is one of those places in Madrid that you must to visit if you are in a tourist trip. In it, the so-called Kilometer Zero of the radial roads of Spain has been located since 1950. The oldest building in the Puerta del Sol is the Post Office and in it stands out the tower clock that was built and donated in the nineteenth century by José Rodríguez de Losada, and whose chimes at 12 o’clock on the night of December 31 they mark the traditional taking of the twelve grapes to the great majority of Spaniards. These bells began to televise in 1962, as of that year it has not stopped being broadcast by diverse television channels.

In its nearly 12,000 square meters there is room for everything and everyone; tourists, street performers, workers in the area, curious. A neuralgic place in the capital of Spain that, in just a couple of weeks, will live, like every year, its most special night.