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. Put City of the Arts and Sciences and other Valencia attractions into our Valencia trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Just the buildings and area around is worth a visit. Impressive architecture. We went to the science museum and we had a good time. We also did the space exploration activity as it was only 2.5 euros....  more »
  • Via the gardens you can band the Centre up to the city of the arts, hiking. Very nice quiet during the morning. From the old town accessible by bus 35. To combine with a visit to the sea. Something away can be take bus 19 to the sea.
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  • Just because the buildings of ETH in Valencia-born Professor and architect Valencia is worth a visit. To do this you must be no architecture critic - like simply beautiful building. Even in November, you could sit outside in the Sun.
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