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The City of Arts and Sciences is situated at the end of the ancient riverbed of the river Turia. It’s the most important scientific and cultural complex of Valencia.
The City of Arts and Sciences is made up of six buildings: Hemisfèric, El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe, El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Umbracle, Agorà and Oceanografic. All of these buildings are designed by Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela.
Hemisfèric was the first building built by Calatrava. It is meant to reseable a giant eye. For this reason, it has known as the eye of knowledge. Inside, we can see film in IMAX format, shows and it is often used as a planetarium.
El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia
El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia is an opera house and performing arts center (ballets, theatre). It is a multidisciplinary space of great proportions. It is the first, and only one, opera house in Valencia. The building was inaugurated in 2005.
El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe
El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe, known as the Laica Cathedral, resembles the skeleton of a whale. It is a singular museum as it is devoted to recreational science based on educational science. Inside, the building is made up of 5 floors in which there are scientific exhibits on electricity, physics, mechanics, minerals, the human body, genetics, biology and all natural sciences.
Umbracle is an open structure where we can relax and take a break. It has 55 fixed arches and 54 floating arches that stand 18 meters high. It is possible to walk inside and we can see many sculptures surrounded by nature. In summer, Umbracle becomes a night club, where we can dance all night!
Recently built, Agora is a multifunctional space where holds various events and sports activities. During October and November, Agora holds the Spanish Tennis Open.
Built in the shape of a water lily, Oceanografic is the largest aquarium of Europe. Each building represents different aquatic environments including the Mediterranean, Tropical Seas, the Antarctic and the Arctic. The aquarium has 500 species of animals. Inside, we can find a spectacular restaurant and a dolphinarium.
We also find, always designed by Santiago Calatrava, the spectacular Ponte de l’Assut de l’Or, which offers a striking view of the City of Arts and Sciences.
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