City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia

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Valencia is suitable for a visit at any time of the year, with its good location and warm climate, allowing you to escape from the winter for at least a while.

One of the most impressive places you must visit when you are in Valencia is the City of Arts and Sciences ! This city is a complex of several buildings – each of them extremely original, eccentric and unusual.

 

 

The work on the buildings is done by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, and the result is that his buildings have become emblematic for the city.

Entry to the Hemisphere , Prince Felipe Science Museum and Aquarium requires tickets that can be purchased separately or combined. The better option is to buy a combined ticket for all buildings plus use of the urban transport network. These combined maps are available online as well as on-site, and can be purchased for different periods of time, depending on how many days the city has planned to stay.

Here is what the City of Arts and Sciences itself is in Valencia:

Aquarium (Oceanogràfic)

The largest aquarium in Europe, where almost 45,000 specimens of 500 different species can be seen, such as dolphins, beluga, sea lions, seals, penguins, sharks and much more. Do not miss the dolphin show, which takes place at certain times during the day and is an interesting attraction for both small and large. Marine mammals are very well trained and trained and will surprise you with wonderful synchronism and choreography.

The Hemisfèric

Hemisfèric is a digital 3D cinema with a huge 900-meter concave screen that almost “envelops” viewers. Several films are projected on a daily basis – mostly educational and documentary films lasting no more than 45 minutes, which are suitable for any audience. On entering, along with the ticket, you will get a pair of innovative 3D glasses that allow you to change the language (the movies have only music, and the glasses are the dublet itself). If you travel with children, usually once a day, there is a film suitable for kids. We recommend that you check the movie program and reserve the screening you want to see before you start visiting the other buildings in the City of Arts and Sciences.

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Prince Felipe Science Museum

The building of the museum is reminiscent of a skeleton of a whale, and inside is just as interesting as it is outside. The Prince Felipe Science Museum offers various interactive exhibitions related to science and technology. Usually on the first floor there is an interesting temporary exhibition, and on the upper floors you may lose days in sight. You can measure your blood, fat, pounds, see real-time chickens, explore the world in no-fly ways, and a whole host of unconventional and unexpected things.

The Opera (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía)

If you’re a music lover, then the Palau de les Arts is the place for you in the City of Arts and Sciences. From October to November, his program includes operas, concerts and ballet. When it is not used for performances, it can only come in to look at the interior.

The garden “Umbracle”

Umbracle is a huge open-air garden, stretching over 17,000 square meters, where you can stroll and enjoy the typical Mediterranean plants and contemporary sculptures. Terraza Mya opens at night in the summer months and is a place where you can order a drink under the moonlight. The public parking lot of the City of Arts and Sciences is just below Umbracle.