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Old June 17, 2018, 03:41 AM
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Al Festival Internacional vs a El Festival Internacional

Quiero ir al Festival Internacional de Música en Benicàssim.

Is there any situation where we can say: a El Festival Internacional…?

How do we know if these kinds of terms (e.g. festivals, parks, etc.) actually contain the definite article as part of their names?

Many thanks in advance.
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Old June 17, 2018, 01:49 PM
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"Quiero ir al festival" is better, because the article is not a part of the name of the festival, but you separate the preposition when "el" belongs to the name; I guess you only know when they belong together through usage:

- Voy de vacaciones a El Cairo.
- El viaje que hicimos a El Salvador fue muy bonito.
- Esta película es anterior a El Señor de los Anillos.
- La carga de este camión viene de El Paso, Texas.
- Me acaban de regalar un ejemplar de El Vino del Estío, de Bradbury.
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Once again, thank you so much, AngelicaDeAlquezar. These are excellent examples!
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