Largest collection of Latin American music is located in a small Spanish town

The collection features many CDs from the 80s and the 90s, and vinyl came back only in the 2000s

The collection features many CDs from the 80s and the 90s, and vinyl came back only in the 2000s

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The collection features João Gilberto, Jorge Ben Jor, Hebe Camargo, Taiguara, Tito Puentes, Elvira Ríos and Elizeth Cardoso

Felipe II's Monastery, a Spanish Renaissance architectural gem, attracts tourists from around the world to San Lorenzo de El Escorial - a small Spanish town just half an hour away from Madrid. What many people don't know is that there is another treasure hidden in these hills. Scattered in the rooms of an exquisite country house, it consists of photos, tapes, CDs, books, memorabilia, and vinyl records from across the ocean. This Alibaba-esque booty is known as the Gladys Palmera collection, the largest collection of Latin American music in the world.

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