In you tourist walk through the center of Madrid, in the court of the Cortes you find a corner that every day arouses the curiosity of many pedestrians during the Christmas season.
Its about chime located on the facade of building of Ultra Plus Insurance.
This building and carillon until the end of 2012 belonged to the French groupGroupama, which was integrated into the company Catalan Insurance who subsequently decided to recover the brand Plus Ultra Insurance.
Where to see the goyesco lane of Plus Ultra
He Carrillón Plus Ultra (Groupama) It is installed since December 1993 right in front of the Palace Hotel.
If you go through this area any day, for example, at 12 or 20 hours, you will be surprised by the sound of the bells as soon as it is put into operation.
East chime It follows the tradition that exists in many cities in Central Europe where curious and attractive chimes work that become a prominent tourist attraction.
As an example, that would be the case of Chime of the Astronomical Clock of the Prague City Hall Tower.
Opened by the Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón, is the only one in Spain with moving parts.
When you see the chime running, after an initial bell sound, you will see that five figures appear goyesco style that have been designed by Antonio Mingote, and that represent the King Carlos III, Goya, the Duchess of Alba, bullfighter Pedro Romero and the Manola.
Schedules Carrillón Plus Ultra
The operating hours of Carrillón Plus Ultra at ChristmasThey are, every day at 12, 15, 18 and 20 hours. On December 24 and 31, it also works at 24 hours
In short, a curious and pleasant corner to visit during the Christmas holidays.<>