The City of Arts and Sciences is one of the top major sights chosen by visitors when they decide what to see in Valencia.
The City of Arts and Sciences is an architectural and cultural complex located in the old Turia riverbed. It was designed by the famous architect Santiago Calatrava, in collaboration with Félix Candela. It was officially opened on 16 April 1998, with the construction of Hemisfèric.
The City of Arts and Sciences consists of the following buildings:
– Hemisfèric: An IMAX theater and planetarium with the shape of an eye.
– Palace of the Arts Queen Sofia : A building devoted to opera and music that consists of 4 rooms covering an area of about 40,000 square meters
– Science Museum Prince Felipe : A museum dedicated completely to science. It designed to take shape of dinosaur skeleton and consists of three floors that host different exhibitions and activities.
– Umbracle: A small urban garden covered by floating arches.
– Oceanografic: The biggest aquarium in Europe, representing the main marine ecosystems of the planet: Mediterranean Sea, Wetlands, Temperate and Tropical Seas, Oceans, the Antarctic, the Arctic, the Islands and Red Sea.
– Assut de l’Or: A cable-stayed bridge over the Turia River linking Ronda Sur and Street Menorca. The pylon of the bridge is 125 meters high and holds the highest point of the city.
– Agora: it is located between the Oceanographic and the Assut de l’Or Bridge. It is a covered space used for concerts and/or sporting events.
All Day (Each building has its own schedule)
Free Entrance (Each building has its own price)