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Fascinating building.....

... we stumbled upon in while walking from the Plaza de Santa Ana down the Calle del Prado... it... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Giorgio G
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Interesting building

The architecture of this building is very interesting. I happened to be passing by and checked it... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
LostALot22
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to be on the hour when the animated clock starts chiming. It s great little show a few floors above the street. Also a very interesting building.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 5 October 2018

... we stumbled upon in while walking from the Plaza de Santa Ana down the Calle del Prado... it was lit up and we were struck by the 'over-the-top' illumination... ..impressive..

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Giorgio G
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The architecture of this building is very interesting. I happened to be passing by and checked it out. Quite nice and a lot of detail. Very enjoyable to look at for a few minutes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

While wandering around the area around Plaza De Cortes we passed this very impressive looking building that is famous for its carillon and dancing figures that are sounded at Midday and 6pm. We never heard or saw this daily event but I must say that...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

After reading reviews I anticipated an animated carrilon with dancing figures as seen in Germany. Figures appeared but they hardly moved. It was not worth the 5 minute walk from our hotel around the corner.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Didnot know about the carillon an the animated figuerines. Passed the building at 6pm and heard it playing, and then saw the display. Just lovely.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

At 1200 (noon) and 1800 (6 pm) hours, the music plays and the animated figures come out from under the clock to perform. It is quite a bit like an adult sized cuckoo clock and quite beautiful to stop and enjoy amid the hustle and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank GaGirlWalking
Reviewed 2 October 2015

on the way back from down town passed this building at night, and was amazed on the excellent lighting of it.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank John W
Reviewed 12 January 2014

The Plus Ultra Building is located at the Plaza de las Cortes and is a very beautiful building that housed the Plus Ultra Seguros, an insurance Company. It is famous for its carillon that was inaugurated in 1993. There are five figures designed by Antonio...More

Date of experience: December 2013
3  Thank BennyMalaga
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