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City of the Arts and Sciences, Valencia

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Many visitors come to the city expressly for City of the Arts and Sciences, an eye-catching cultural and architectural site that’s home to a science museum, opera house, planetarium, IMAX movie theater, and open-air oceanographic park, the largest such aquarium in Europe. Built in the 1990s at the end of the former riverbed of the Turia River, the futuristic complex was designed by renowned architects Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela. The principal building, housing the science museum, is filled with hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Attendants can help you find your way around, or leave you alone to enjoy the displays at your own pace. Once you’ve had your fill of exhibits and jostling crowds, enjoy a stroll through the site’s gardens, featuring hundreds of plant species indigenous to this area. Visitors curious to learn the stories behind all the buildings in this giant complex are encouraged to book a guided walking tour. Plan your City of the Arts and Sciences visit and explore what else you can see and do in Valencia using our Valencia family vacation planner.
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  • Impressive place and perfect spot if you're an architecture fan! This place was the exteriors of the futuristic movie Tomorrowland with George Clooney because of its modern architecture.  more »
  • Both during the daytime as at night the buildings and scenery is breathtaking. Not visiting is not an option!  more »
  • Amazing place! Must see everyone, who is visiting Valencia! Impressing arcitecture and atmosphere! 10/10  more »