The City of Arts and Sciences is an entertainment and architectural complex in Valencia. It is one of the major tourist destinations in the city and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain.
Generally, I am not really into design and architecture, but this place left me speechless and I am sure it will leave you speechless too!
The complex is made up of the following buildings:
Names are in Valencian, a linguistic variety (really similar to Catalan, by many actually considered the same language with two different names) spoken in the Valencian community in Spain.
The Hemispheric is also known as the “eye of knowledge” because the building resembles an eyelid that opens to access the surrounding pool.
Adults – €8,80
Reduced – €6,85
El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe
This is an interactive museum of science that resembles the skeleton of a whale.The style of the building is famous for its geometric structure and for its environmental design.
Adults – €8,00
Reduced – €6,20
The Umbracle is a sculpture garden home to over 150 different plant species.
It includes The Walk of the Sculptures, an outdoor art gallery with colored sculptures from contemporary artists.
The Oceanographic is an open-air oceanographic park and the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe. Each building represents different aquatic environments, including Mediterranean, Antarctic, Arctic, Oceans, and Tropical Seas.
The aquarium is a home to over 500 different species.
Adults – 29,70 €
Reduced – 22,30 €
El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia
The Queen Sophia Palace of Arts is an opera house and performing arts center dedicated to music, dance, and other performing arts.
The Agora is a covered plaza designed to host different kinds of events such as performances, exhibitions, and sporting events like the Valencia Open 500.
Tickets to the City of Arts and Sciences Complex:
Adults – €37,90
Reduced – €28,80 € (children up to 12, adults over 65, pensioners and the disabled persons)
Free – children 3 and under
Inside the Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe