Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia

4.3
Many visitors come to the city expressly for Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, 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 Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and other Valencia attractions into our Valencia trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We were choosing to drive into these beautiful buildings as we drove past Valencia and it was definitely worth the time. However, be aware of the break-in of foreign cars in this area.
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  • As the title says, a nice addition to the city. Especially from the outside it is worth to see and to take some pictures. The museum and the aquarium are also very nice to visit if you have time.
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  • It was midday when we explored this place. Worth a visit, magnificent designs and view. It’s free of charge if you don’t want to go in and just see the outside style. They also have some water activities, Cycling to enjoy the view of this great place. Better to get ready with the heat, make sure you have sunblock, water, wearing comfortable shoes when visiting this place especially if you’re happen to visit same time as ours.
  • Not a huge queue, perhaps about 30 people, but only 3 tills open and working very slowly, took almost 30 minutes to get in. This is not a museum in the UK sense, there are no artifacts to see, only video screens and information boards. The architecture is at first stunning but mostly without function. Worth a visit but not worth paying to get in.
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