Gomezplein Carillon Clock - Willemstad, Curacao
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven
N 12° 06.306 W 068° 56.029
19P E 507201 N 1338176
Quick Description: One of only two carillons on the island... this one is lesser known but much more accessible to the general public -- and it's free to view / enjoy!
Location: Curaçao
Date Posted: 2/15/2019 9:04:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM1030R
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 3

Long Description:
Most official websites only list one carillon on the island of Curacao, the "Four Royal Children" located inside the Curacao Museum... but hidden within the heart of Punda, the historic district of Willemstad (the island's capital), another little gem can be found, built specifically for locals and tourists to listen and enjoy twice a day.

Located on Gomez Plaza, right next to the statue of Moises Frumencio da Costa Gomez, is the Gomezplein carillon clock.

Back in the day, this carillon would fill Punda with joyful tunes every 30 minutes: its 23 bells would chime and could be heard several blocks away, while its traditional little dolls would move along below. Sadly, times have changed and the island's economy isn't doing so great these days, so the dolls hardly come out anymore... but the chimes still go off at noon and 6pm every day!
Gomezplein (by Breedestraat 22)
Willemstad, Curacao

Who controls the carillon?: unknown

Number of bells: 23

Schedule of regular public performances:
Every day, at 12pm and 6pm.

Structure: Attached to the wall of a nearby old building (now used as a restaurant and shopping district)

Location web page: [Web Link]

Year of construction: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
An original photograph of the carillon is required. One of you and your crew doing your very best imitation of Quasimodo and/or Esmeralda will be most appreciated.
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