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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
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.
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
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
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Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighbourhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center —
side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighbourhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.