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Plus Ultra Building is a nice looking building on Plaza de las Cortes. It is opposite the Congreso... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2019
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
Fascinating building.....

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

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Giorgio G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plus Ultra Building is yet another amazingly looking structure located on Plaza Del Cortes ,famous for its famous clock ,show and chimes ,me personally love the look of the building, its stunning, a fabulous structure, very photogenic and makes for some great photographic opportunities, it's...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

Plus Ultra Building is a nice looking building on Plaza de las Cortes. It is opposite the Congreso de los Diputados (the local Parliament). It is in a lovely area and the architecture is quite stunning. The beautiful clock up on the corner wall of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed March 2, 2019

This is hidden gem not far from the Prado. It operates about 4 times per day and there is a plaque on the wall to state the operating times. It is beautiful to watch. It is free too!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

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 October 5, 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 September 29, 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
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Reviewed June 10, 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
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Reviewed May 1, 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 September 29, 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 November 11, 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
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from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to
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