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Visit to the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia

Get amazing water reflections

The town of artwork and science, generally known as La Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, is probably the most famous landmark in Valencia, Spain. Plans for this big venture started in 1989 to appeal to tourists from round the world. Nevertheless, the first building was only opened in 1998.

What is the metropolis of artwork and science?

The town of artwork and science, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias in Spanish, is a posh consisting of six buildings and a bridge spread over 2 km. Most of them have been designed by Santiago Calatrava, but Oceanogràfic was the work of Félix Candela. As you may need anticipated, the price ticket for this impressive structure far exceeded the finances you meant. The water around Hemisfèric is a clear blue, representing the sky, whereas the water on the different aspect of the Museo de les Ciències is grey to the sea. The water between the Science Museum and the Turia Garden is inexperienced, representing the River Turia, which flows there.

There are superb reflections in the water
  are beautiful Reflections are really lovely

You possibly can't swim or paddle in the waters of the metropolis of artwork and science. Nevertheless, you’ll be able to lease a paddle boat or a small boat to go out into the water. Typically you may also walk in the water with big zorb balls, of course, for a small charge.

Please word that we now have not included the opening hours of artwork and science city buildings on this submit because they differ depending on whether or not it’s low, medium or excessive season. They’re often open from 10:00 to 18:00, but look for current opening hours on the City of Arts and Sciences web site


Objective: iMax Cinema
Opened: 1998
Admission: € eight (~ $ 9) pp

  Hemisfèric iMax Cinema Hemisfèric iMax Cinema

Hemisfèric was the first art and science city building opened in 1998. lowest building, simply 26 meters high at its highest level with a modern iMax Cinema.

It resembles the human eye, the eye of wisdom, and was designed by Santiago Calatrava.


Objective: Automotive Park + Garden
Opened: 2000
Entrance payment: no

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  L "Umbracle garden L & # 39; Umbracle Garden
  Even the ventilation of the parking lot seems interesting Additionally the parking area ventilation seems fascinating
  Parking area with garden in the garden Automotive parking with backyard

L & # 39; Umbracle, opened in 2000 with a garden that appears like a big curved pedestrian road, underneath the arch, there is a backyard with crops situated in Valencialla. Umbracle 55 to cover fastened and 54 floating arches, but sadly the arches are too slippery and too far apart. 659007] Next to the arch is a balcony overlooking the metropolis of art and science. That is additionally referred to as Artwork Promenade, this balcony is used for the outside of sculptures by modern artists. At the time of our go to, there have been six sculptures by the Belgian scriptwriter Arne Quinzen, "My Secret Garden Valencia".

In the south-eastern part of Umbrace you’ll discover astronomy backyard with instruments to measure and perceive issues like the actions of the stars and the sun

Object: Interactive Science Museum
Opened: 2000
Admission: € 8 (~ $ 9) PP [19659025] Museo de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe “/> Museo de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe

  Museum on the different aspect Museum on the different aspect

Museo de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe opened simply 10 days later than Umbracle, is an interactive science museum. By slicing eyes and growing your creativeness, you possibly can see it as a whale skeleton.

In contrast to most museums, the motto of this museum is "forbidden not to touch, not to feel, not to think". They need to educate guests in new technologies and science in an entertaining means via interactive exhibitions and scientific activities.

The entrance charge to the Museu de les Ciènces is € 8 (~ $ 9) per individual, however the floor flooring, often known as Calle Menor, is freely obtainable. There is a ticket counter, a café and a couple of small exhibitions, reminiscent of bicycle history


Objective: Aquarium
Opened: 2003
Admission: € 30.70 (~ $ 34) pp

  Oceanogràfic is Europe's largest aquarium Oceanogràfic is Europe's largest aquarium

Oceanogràfic is the largest aquarium designed by Felix Candela in Europe in 2003. 42 million liters (~ 11 million liters) of water, full of tons of of totally different species (including sharks and beluga whales) is certainly an exciting underwater experience.

Oceanogràfic is made up of totally different buildings that characterize totally different ecosystems. For instance, the sphere you possibly can grasp from outdoors is wetlands, while igloo is an arctic region. Probably the most notable aquarium-lined building is situated in the Underwater Restaurant

As well as to being Europe's largest aquarium, Oceanogràfic also has the longest underwater tunnel and the largest dolphinarium in Europe. Although we aren’t giant in these dolphin exhibits and captive animals, Oceanogràfic is working exhausting on marine analysis, conservation and human consciousness.

We didn't visit Oceanogràfic this time, however we might pay € 30.70 ($ 34) for an entry charge to the subsequent Valencia go to

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía

Function: Middle for Performing Arts
Opened: 2005
Entrance payment: no

  Reina Sofía Reina Sofía

Reina Sofía is a center for performing arts. performances by opera, music and theater. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava and opened in 2005.

Palau de les Arts is now the latest know-how. It resembles a Roman helmet;


Objective: Multipurpose Coated Square
Opened: 2009
Entrance payment: no

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The final of the six artwork and science city buildings, oragora, was opened in 2009. It’s a multi-purpose coated sq. suitable for all types of congresses, conferences, live shows, performances and exhibitions.

For us, the constructing seems to break the whale. Its function is to resemble 2 arms with intertwined fingers, which symbolizes the meeting the place the objective of Agora is. The good inside is like a coated public square where individuals can come collectively.

Point l & # 39; Or

Objective: Bridge
Open: 2008
Admission: no

  Point l & # 39; Assut de l & # 39; Or ] Pont l & # 39; Assut de l & # 39; Or

Between the Science Museum and Agora there’s the highest level in Valencia: 125 m (~ 410 m) excessive Point l & # 39; This spectacular bridge was designed by Santiago Calatrava and accomplished in 2008.

For me it resembles a harp, however obviously the locals assume of the ham first. Pedestrians and cyclists can cross the bridge in the middle, so automobiles are all the time mourning.

City of Arts and Science Tickets

We now have already mentioned the prices of the individual flags of the metropolis of arts and sciences mentioned above. When you plan to go to multiple of these points of interest, you should purchase a mixture ticket that saves a pair of euros:

On the lookout for a mixture of artwork and science?

Take a look at these choices:

Valencia's vacationer card provides you a 15% low cost on all tickets bought from the flags of Oceanogràfic, Hemisfèric or the Science Museum. This card consists of free admission or low cost for fairly many museums, excursions and eating places, and free public transport (bus, metro and tram) in Valencia.

Are you interested by Valencia's vacationer card?

Take a look at these options:

An alternative choice is to guide a guided tour of the City of Arts and Sciences. The educated information will take you on a tour of the City of Arts and Science and show you the Science Museum and Oceanogràfic. Entry fees included in the worth

How to attain the metropolis of artwork and science

By automotive

When you’ve got a automotive, you possibly can in all probability discover your means with a navigation software resembling Google Maps. You’ll be able to then park your automotive in the L & # 39; Umbracle automotive park, which can open from Monday to Sunday from 08:00 to 24:00. Please word that the automotive will not be left in a single day

Parking your automotive will value you € 2.30 (~ $ 2.60) per hour, up to € 24 (~ $ 27) per day. If you purchase a ticket to any art and science metropolis constructing, you will get a promotional charge of 6 € (~ $ 6.70) per day.

  The parking zone is open until midnight so you'll be able to visit one other hand in the dark The parking zone is open until midnight so you possibly can go to another darkish

By bike

Valencia is a superb metropolis by bicycle. It's pretty flat, and there are well-kept cycling trails virtually all over the place. Depending on where you’re coming, you’ll be able to cycle in the Turia Backyard, the 9 km park, the city of artwork and science.

Most flats lease bicycles, or you’ll be able to just walk to one of the many bike rental outlets around the city. Please word that Valencia's vacationer card receives a discount on chosen bike outlets.

For reference, we paid EUR 11 per bike for 24 hours. If we rented one bike for 2 days or more, it might have value us 9 euros per day per bike. There was a lock and a picket “basket” behind the bicycle

  Good for walking on a sunny day Good for walking on a sunny day

Using public transport

For those who don't know navigation on Valencia's streets by bicycle, their public transport network can also be excellent. There are several bus stops near the metropolis of art and science, and you possibly can plan your route with Google Maps or the EMT app.

The one-way bus ticket prices round € 1.50 ($ 1.70). For those who plan to take a bus more typically during your keep, you should purchase a Bonobus Journey Card or a Valencia Travel Card

by Hop-on Hop-off

Like many cities, Valivalla can also be out there at Hop-Hop-off Bus. Often pink and open, these buses run along the metropolis's primary sights and landmarks. Like a city of artwork and science, for instance a stop on the sea of ​​the Hop-on Hop-off bus from Valencia

In case you additionally need to admire the fish in Europe's largest aquarium, you should purchase the Hop-off Bus and Oceanogràfic

  for Artwork and Science at Valencia. The town seems pretty futuristic, right? The town of art and science seems to be pretty futuristic, right?

Lodges near City of Arts and Sciences

An alternative choice is close to the metropolis of artwork and science. The middle of Valencia is a simple 15-minute bike journey (by way of the Turia Garden).

We visited Valencia with 6 teams of pals and shared the condominium in Valenciaflats less than 5 minutes walk from the City of Arts and Sciences.

Take a look at the prices and availability at Valenciaflats or see all the lodging near the metropolis artwork and science right here:

Although you aren’t fascinated with visiting the museum or aquarium, the futuristic buildings of the city of art and science are one of Valencia's landmarks. Don't miss out!

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