City of the Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain

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Visiting The City of the Arts and Sciences is a must when you come to València. It is designed by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, with several buildings that are icons of the city. It is an impressive complex and very photogenic with all the art objects, lines, shadows!

The City of Arts and Sciences is situated at the southeast end of the former riverbed of the river Turia, which was drained and rerouted after a catastrophic flood in 1957. The old riverbed was turned into a picturesque sunken park.

The complex is made up of the following buildings and structures, presented in the order of their inauguration:


L’Hemisfèric

The L’Hemisfèric is a digital 3D cinema, with a huge 900 meter curved IMAX screen that almost envelops the audience. Several films are projected every day, mostly educational documentaries. Important to know! The movies are no longer than 45 minutes. For those traveling with children: there is usually a film for children once a day.

Photographer: Markus Winkler

Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe

The Science Museum offers several interactive exhibitions on science and technology. In this amazing 21st century museum, visitors learn all about the evolution of life, science and technology in an educational, interactive and enjoyable way. It is surrounded by 13,500 square meters of water. And it is fantastic when the sun reflects on the water.

Photographer: Pixabay

L’Umbracle

The L’Umbracle is an immense garden of more than 17,000 m2 which is freely accessible where you can walk and see typical plants of the Mediterranean and there are also contemporary sculptures. In the summer and at night, the Mya terrace is opened where you can go out or have a drink under the moonlight.

Photographer: Lars Meijer

L’Oceanogràfic

If you go to Valencia, you should definitely visit the Oceanogràfic, it is the largest aquarium in Europe. About 45,000 specimens can be seen such as dolphins, beluga whales, walruses, sea lions, seals, penguins or sharks. With its 5 pools, this building can accommodate groups of about 30 dolphins. The grandstands of the swimming pools can seat 1,500 spectators.

Photographer: Lars Meijer

Prices:

L’Hemisfèric

Children (From 4 to 12): € 6,20
Adult (From 13): € 8,00
Retired (Over 65 years): € 6,20
Functional diversity: € 6,20

Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe

Children (From 4 to 12): € 6,20
Adult (From 13): € 8,00
Retired (Over 65 years): € 6,20
Functional diversity: € 6,20

L’Oceanogràfic

Children (From 4 to 12): € 23,30
Adult (From 13): € 31,30
Retired (Over 65 years): € 23,30
Functional diversity: € 23,30

L’Umbracle

It’s free to walk through here.
You only pay entrance if Mya is open.


Opening hours:

Monday10am – 6pm
Tuesday10am – 6pm
Wednesday10am – 6pm
Thursday10am – 6pm
Friday10am – 7pm
Saturday10am – 7pm
Sunday10am – 7pm

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