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Small gem

Didnot know about the carillon an the animated figuerines. Passed the building at 6pm and heard it... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Martin v
via mobile
Impressive building

While wandering around the area around Plaza De Cortes we passed this very impressive looking... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Neil K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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29 Sep 2017
“Small gem”
10 Jun 2018
“Impressive building ”
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Reviewed 11 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

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Reviewed 2 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.

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Reviewed 30 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.

1  Thank Martin v
Reviewed 12 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

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.

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

3  Thank BennyMalaga
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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 —
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