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Impressive, both inside and out

The futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, designed by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava is made up of the Palace of Arts, the Hemeisferic, the Oceanographic, and the Museum of Sciences, each loacted in incredible buildings.

The Palace of Arts: an impressive building houses the main hall, an auditorium, the Martin Theater, and the the Soler. The palace was created with the purpose of recognizing, supporting, and promoting music and performing arts.

The Hemisferic: Because of it’s peculiar design, it’s known as the “eye of wisdom”. Inside there’s a planetarium, and Imax theater, and the laser theater, all created to surprise visitors with fantastic displays of new technology.

The Oceanographic: considered to be the best aquarium in all of Europe, the Fun, Learning and Investigation Park, contains 45,000 specimens of over 500 different marine species. It’s divided into 10 different areas. The marine sections reflect various habitats, including: Mediterranean, Arctic, Antarctic, tropical seas, islands, and the Red Sea.

The Museum of Sciences: impressive both on the inside and out. The imposing building looks like a dinosaur skeleton. It’s a spectacular learning center for the public, displaying recent scientific and technological discoveries.
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It's equipped with an impressive structure

It is divided into 5 parts: L'Hemisfèric (IMAX film screenings, as well as Planetarium and Laserium), Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe (Interactive Science Museum), L'Umbracle, L'Oceanogràfic (the largest aquarium Europe) and the Palacio de las Artes Reina Sofía (dedicated to music and just the Performing Arts).

The complex was founded in 1998, but the last part of it, the Palais des Artes Reina Sofía (Queen Sofia Palace of the Arts) was inaugurated in the year 2005.

All parts of the complex are equipped with an impressive structure; you cannot visit Valencia without seeing this unique work of art.

We can also see "Esclectic" which is a spectacle in the middle of the water. Whoever wants to see it will have to wait until next time, as the final day for this season was July 27th.

Rates in peak season are:

L'Hemisfèric: adults - 7.50 euros, reduced - 5.80 euros.
Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe: adults – 7.50, reduced - 5.80 euros.
L'Oceanogràfic: adults - 23:30 euros, reduced - 17.60 euros.

The reduced rate is for children (up to 12 years), large families, pensioners...

In any case, it is much cheaper to purchase a voucher which allows entrance to 2 of the 5 parts of the complex.

For example, for L'Oceanogràfic and L'Hemisfèric the entrance is 25 euros for adults and 19 euros at reduced rate.

The timetable in the peak season is:

10:30 until 22:00 for the L'Hemispheric.
10:00 until 21:00 for the Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe.
10:00 until 24.00 for the L'Oceanogràfic.

All other times of year feature earlier closing times.
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This emblematic place was designed by...

This emblematic place was designed by Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela and it was inaugurated on the 16 of April, 1998 and it is located at the end of the Jardín de Turia, the famous park of Valencia. The idea came from the professor Jose Maria Lopez Piñero, and soon the community of Valencia started to build it, creating a special place and point of reference to everyone that visits the city. The route published here is free of charge, and it is a special walk on the outside of the famous museums of art and science and the Oceanografic, and which allows you to see the special architecture. If you go by night you can appreciate the lighting. To get there you can take buses number 19, 35, 40 and 95. Enjoy your visit!
Juan Pons
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More beautiful in photos than in person

The most famous location in Valencia, with its trademark white buildings of Calatrava, is a collection of museums and buildings that promote culture. To visit the whole complex we must be ready to do a lot of walking, as not only is it quite large it is also very spacious, in addition to sometimes having to make unnecessary turns to get onto the street by the lagoon.

The off peak season schedule, which includes June, to me is very short, with museums closing at 19:00, when in peak season they close at 21:00.

Seeing it in pictures is much nicer than seeing it in person, being that the building are so large and monstrous that they almost hurt to look at, as well as that the photos are not affected by humidity and the damage that is generated over time.

A place to visit for its unique architecture and if we are interested in any of the exhibitions, but in my opinion the rest of Valencia is more interesting.
Víctor Gómez - machbel
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You have to see it in person

One of the city’s most modern and emblematic monuments, located along the old Turia River. It’s known for its white mosaic style. It’s surrounded by water and is lit up at night, making it even more spectacular. Right next door are other equally striking monuments, created from the same material and designed by the same architect (Santiago Calatrava Vals), recognized worldwide for his works.

It’s not just a monument, but there’s also many parks, gardens, restaurants, zoos, recreation areas, and a lake, among other things, in the surrounding areas. Truthfully, it’s hard for me to explain places like this in words, you just have to see it for yourself!
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Valencia tourist card

We spent four days in Valencia armed with the Tourist Card, crossing it all. It was a great experience, the truth is that Valencia public transport runs like clockwork, try to use the apps that are related to VLC, but finally resorted to google maps, operating with much more information metro-bus links . In the four days we toured the City of Arts and Sciences, our dates coincided with Open500 court, which had taken the Science Museum, but his visit did not look impaired, two visits to the forced Hemispheric film and lecture The Oceanographic is undoubtedly the star of the city, and finish off the last day with a visit to Biopark. Turia also went several times, first impressed me quite the cosmopolitan of the park, we saw a story appeared that Central Park NY, you could see everything in a good way, tightrope acrobats training a spectacular bartender training with metal shakers course many people running, walking, route of cholesterol, people doing martial arts, dancing, skate, skates, bikes, local and national police on horseback, all filled sports courts, football, rugby, baseball, etc.., reading, children walking or falling in love, also the amount of activities in the park and facilities and good presence and maintenance in general terms, as the spider, which I particularly love, get climber vein. At night there are some dark areas, especially for runners but also contributes to the naturalness, in the middle of a big city, they think about 5km crowned park Header park with lake, with its typical swan pedalos. It was a great experience, we have been much to see, so we will return

Tourist card valencia

Pasamos cuatro días en Valencia armados con la Tourist Card, recorriendolo todo. Ha sido una gran experiencia, la verdad es que el transporte publico de Valencia funciona como un reloj, tratamos de utilizar las apps que hay relacionadas con la VLC, pero finalmente recurrimos a google maps, mucho mas operativo con información de los enlaces metro-bus. En los cuatro días recorrimos la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, nuestras fechas coincidían con el Open500 de tenis, que tenia tomado el Museo de las Ciencias, aunque su visita no se veía mermada, dos visitas al Hemisferic la obligada película y una conferencia, el Oceanografic que sin duda es la estrella de la ciudad, y rematamos el ultimo día con la visita al Biopark.

También recorrimos el Turia varias veces, la primera me impresiono bastante lo cosmopolita del parque, parecía que viésemos un reportaje del Central Park de NY, podías ver de todo, en el buen sentido, acróbatas entrenando cuerda floja, un barman espectacular entrenando con cocteleras metálicas, por supuesto mucha gente corriendo, paseando, ruta del colesterol, gente haciendo artes marciales, bailarinas, skate, rollers, bicis, policía local y nacional a caballo, todas las pistas deportivas llenas, fútbol, rugby, béisbol, etc., leyendo, paseando a los niños o enamorándose, también la cantidad de actividades que hay en el parque e instalaciones y su buena presencia y mantenimiento en líneas generales, como la araña, que a mi particularmente me encanta, saca la vena escaladora. De noche hay algunas zonas oscuras, sobre todo para los que corren pero también contribuye a la naturalidad, en medio de una gran urbe, son creo unos 5 km de parque coronados por el Parque de Cabecera con el lago, con sus típicos hidropedales cisne.

Ha sido una gran experiencia, nos han quedado cosas por ver, así que volveremos
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Palau de les arts

The Palau de les Arts, Palace of Arts Reina Sofía is a beautiful work of architect Santiago Calatrava. Looks like a fish, or a sailboat, suggesting the presence near the sea. It is part of the City of Science and Arts of Valencia, a series of buildings and museums, concert halls and gardens very futuristic. The building is 65 meters high and inside are more than 40,000 square feet dedicated to the arts. The palace is surrounded by gardens and water. The City of Arts has been built in a place where there was a river but is now dried and made a garden. It is a very modern, that surprises you, especially if you leave the old part of Valencia, very traditional with the concrete buildings as various white façade of this. Concert prices vary depending on the room and representation, worth from 20 euros to 180! They say that modern techniques of construction are optimized acoustics.

Palau de les arts

El Palau de les Arts, Palacio de las artes Reina Sofía es una obra bellísima del arquitecto valenciano Santiago Calatrava. Parece un pez, o un velero, sugiriendo la presencia cercana del mar. Forma parte del conjunto de la Ciudad de las Ciencias y de las Artes de Valencia, una serie de edificios y museos, salas de conciertos y jardines muy futuristas.

El edificio mide 65 metros de alto y el interior son más de 40000 metros cuadrados dedicados a las artes. El palacio está rodeado de jardines y de agua. La Ciudad de las Artes ha sido construida en un lugar donde antes había un río pero lo secaron y ahora está hecho un jardín.

Es un lugar muy moderno, que te sorprende, sobre todo si sales de la parte antigua de Valencia, muy tradicional, con edificios tan diferentes al hormigón blanco de la fachada de este.

Los precios de los conciertos varían en función de la sala y de la representación, ¡valen desde 20 euros hasta 180! Dicen que las técnicas modernas de construcción han optimizado la acústica.
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The city of arts and sciences in vale...

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia has been designed by architects Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela, and inaugurated in 1998 with the opening of The Hemisféric. The mouth of the old bed of the River Turia welcomes the site of the Science City. The complex covers an area of ​​350,000 m². It's a huge cultural complex with six large buildings, a cinema IMAX, a science museum, a walk on a hanging garden, an aquarium and an opera. The unit color of this great architectural space is white: white concrete structures covered with a white mosaic that emerges very well against the blue sky. It is the home Hemisféric an IMAX 3D cinema; the Umbracle, a large roof garden; The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía; the Agora and Oceanografic. The City of Arts and Sciences offers interactive exhibits, scientific events and the discovery of new technologies. This is one of the most visited places in Valencia.

La Cité des Arts et des Sciences de Valencia a été dessinée par les architectes Santiago Calatrava et Felix Candela, et inaugurée en 1998 avec l'ouverture de L'Hemisfèric. L'embouchure de l'ancien lit du Rio Turia accueille le site de la cité des sciences. Le complexe s'étend sur une surface de 350 000 m².

C'est un immense complexe culturel qui compte six grandes constructions, un cinema IMAX, un musée des sciences, une promenade sur un jardin suspendu, un aquarium et un opéra.
L'unité de couleur de cet grand espace architectural est le blanc: structures de béton blanc recouvertes d'une mosaïque blanche qui ressort très bien sur le ciel bleu.

On trouve l'Hemisfèric qui abrite un cinéma IMAX en 3D; l'Umbracle, un grand jardin suspendu; le Palau des Arts Reina Sofía; l'Ágora et l'Oceanografic.

La Cité des Arts et des Sciences offre des expositions interactives, des animations scientifiques et la découverte des nouvelles technologies. C'est un des endroits les plus visités de Valencia.
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Incredible architecture

This futuristic building complex located on the banks of the River Turia home to several museums and an IMAX 3D theater, a botanical walk with sculptures and most famously, L'Oceanográfic. I personally visit Oceanogràfic, one of the largest aquariums in Europe. What we find there are variety of marine species (fish, turtles, sharks, dolphins, penguins, ...) of all parts of the world classified by oceans / seas. There is a large area that live inside exotic birds and dolphin shows also performed in a pavilion qualified to do so. Personally I think it is worth a visit because the entrance is a bit expensive for my taste (27 € rate) and the place is not very big, about 3/4 hours since we had seen everything (including dolphin show) and went to the hotel. No rentabilizas money invested. Suffice it to say that each site has its own entrance complex, so the entry Oceanogràfic only good for this and not for museum or cinema. The place is spectacular on the outside and not allowed to visit, besides being quite famous in our country, but would not spend the money to enter the premises, at least Oceanogràfic.

Arquitectura increible

Este complejo de edificios futuristas situado en la orilla del Río Túria alberga diferentes museos, así como un cine IMAX 3D, un paseo botánico con esculturas y lo más famoso, L'Oceanográfic.

Yo personalmente visite l'Oceanográfic, unos de los aquarios más grandes de Europa. Lo que allí podemos encontrar son variedad de especies marinas (peces, tortugas, tiburones, delfines, pinguinos,...) de todos los lugares del mundo clasificados por océanos/mares. Hay una gran esfera que en su interior habitan pájaros exóticos y además realizan espectáculos con delfines en un pavellón habilitado para ello.

Personalmente creo que no merece la pena visitarlo porque la entrada es un poco cara para mi gusto (27€ tarifa normal) y el lugar no es muy grande, en unas 3/4 horas ya lo habiamos visto todo (espectaculo de los delfines incluido) y nos fuimos para el hotel. No rentabilizas el dinero invertido. Valga decir que cada sitio del complejo tiene su propia entrada, asi que la entrada a L'Oceanogràfic solo sirve para éste y no para los museos o el cine.

El lugar por fuera es espectacular y no dejaria de visitarlo, además de ser bastante famoso en nuestro país, pero no gastaria el dinero en entrar en las instalaciones, por lo menos en l'Oceanogràfic.
Marta Delgado
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My visit to the city of arts and scie...

My visit to The City of Arts and Sciences and Valencia, Spain is an adventure that I recommend widely. Not only for its harmony and open space for cattle town and encounter. I think also a wonderful thing to note is the individual process of approaching this wonderful resort in which we face the challenge of avant-garde architecture and dream with a message to be discovered. What if a spaceship, that if a human eye. A dream or reality. The interpretation is free and from there part a formidable varied experience in their centers. A whole day is not enough for his formidable aquarium, science museum or open spaces. There is everything for everyone. Children and adults. And all must-visit place in Valencia.

Mi visita a La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias e Valencia, España es una aventura que les recomiendo ampliamente. No solo por su armonía y espacio abierto ganado a favor de la ciudad y el encuentro. Yo creo que también algo maravilloso que resaltar es el proceso individual de acercamiento a este maravilloso complejo en el cual nos encontramos frente al reto de una arquitectura vanguardista y hasta onírica con un mensaje por descubrir. Que si una nave espacial, que si un ojo humano. Un sueño o realidad. La interpretación es libre y desde allí parte una formidable experiencia en sus muy variados centros. Un día entero no es suficiente para conocer su acuario formidable, su museo de ciencias o sus espacios abiertos. Hay de todo y para todos. Chicos y adultos. Y lugar imperdible en toda visita a Valencia.
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Original architecture

If you like photography and architecture, you can spend hours photographing the amazing ways the City of Arts and Sciences, each building more original than the previous one, nice, night and day. A great place to spend a few days very entertaining, never a dull.

Original arquitectura

Si te gusta la fotografía y la arquitectura, puedes pasarte horas fotografiando las formas increíbles de la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, cada edificio más original que el anterior, bonito de noche y de día.

Un lugar estupendo para pasar unos días muy entretenidos, imposible aburrirse.
Esther Saro Luna
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City of arts and sciences.

If you like photography is one of the places where you need to go and be a long time, if you spend a few days in Valencia. It's pretty cool, both by day and night. Even at night, it is quieter. One of the most modern and emblematic monuments in the very .Located old bed of the Turia River. It is characterized by its white color mosaic, much of which is surrounded by water as Built, an illumination at night makes it even more vella.Junto tamien other monuments stand no less striking contruidos the same material and design as the architect is the same (Santiago Calatrava vals) known worldwide for his works born in our city more specifically benimamet that are among the umbrlacle the Oceanographic and reyna the hemisferic palau Sofia etc. Greetings.

Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias.

Si te gusta la fotografía es uno de los sitios donde debes ir y estar mucho tiempo, si pasas unos días por Valencia. Es bastante chulo, tanto por el día, como por la noche. Aunque por la noche, es más tranquilo.

Uno de los monumentos mas modernos y emblemáticos de la ciudad .Ubicado en el mismísimo antiguo cauce del río turia. Se caracteriza por su blanco color mosaico ,gran parte de donde es tan contruido rodeado de agua,de noche una iluminacion la hace aun mas vella.Junto a ella tamien se alzan otros tantos monumentos no menos llamativos contruidos del mismo material y diseño ya que el arquitecto es el mismo(Santiago Calatrava vals)conocido en todo el mundo por sus obras nacido en nuestra ciudad mas concretamente en Benimamet que son entre otros el Oceanografic el umbrlacle el hemisferic y el palau reyna Sofia etc.

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City of arts and sciences, spectacular!

City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia, a complex of buildings with spectacular architecture, feature: - Palau de las Arts. - Oceanografic. Ticket prices are generally high but only to see these buildings were worth close to Valencia. A really nice place both gives and night, given his successful night lighting.

Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias, ¡espectacular!

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias de Valencia, un complejo de edificios con una arquitectura espectacular, destaco:
- Palau de las arts.
- Oceanografic.
Los precios de entrada son, en general, altos pero sólo por ver estos edificios por fuera merece la pena acercarse a Valencia. Un lugar realmente bonito tanto de día como de noche, dada su acertada iluminación nocturna.
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Modern works of architecture often arouse controversy, but it is difficult to go into the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia and not to be .. be amazed! The complex of five structures related to art, science and nature, offers a really exciting. Here are spoiled for choice: the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Umbracle, the Hemisfèric (with the planetarium), the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum and the Oceanographic (the aquarium). To impress are the shapes, colors, materials .. everything. On a day assolatissima we took the opportunity to freshen up dangling your feet in large pools that decorate the city. We also found a temporary exhibition of candy decorated with the flags of various countries. The pedestal of Italian candy was though .. empty!

A bocca aperta

Le opere moderne d'architettura suscitano spesso polemiche, ma è difficile addentrarsi nella Città delle arti e delle scienze di Valencia e non restare.. a bocca aperta! Il complesso, di cinque strutture legate all'arte, alla scienza e alla natura, regala una vista davvero emozionante.

Qui troviamo l'imbarazzo della scelta: il Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, l'Umbracle, l'Hemisfèric (con il planetario), il Museo delle Scienze Principe Felipe e l'Oceanografico (con l'acquario). Ad impressionare sono le forme, i colori, i materiali.. tutto.

In una giornata assolatissima ne abbiamo approfittato per rinfrescarci bagnando i piedi nelle grandi piscine che decorano la Città.

Abbiamo trovato anche una mostra temporanea di caramelle decorate con le bandiere di vari paesi. Il piedistallo della caramella italiana era però.. vuoto!
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A weekend of canonists digital photography course

A world different than normal for its architecture. A different way to see things with a lot of foreign public and citywide. In a cozy and pleasant and relaxed atmosphere as very good for photography. If your passion is taking pictures and then publish this is one of the right places to visit in Valencia, you should not let the opportunity, if they pass or if you live in the city or surrounding area.

Un fin de semana del curso canonistas de fotografia digital

Un mundo distinto a lo normal, por su arquitectura. Una forma distinta de apreciar las cosas, con mucho publico extranjero y de toda la ciudad. En un ambiente ameno y distendido acogedor y muy bueno dado para la fotografía. Si tu pasión es hacer fotos y luego publicarlas este es uno de los lugares adecuados para visitar en Valencia, no debes de dejar la oportunidad de hacerlo, si estas de paso o si vives en la ciudad o alrededores.
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Information about City of Arts and Sciences

City of Arts and Sciences Phone Number
+34902 10 00 31
+34902 10 00 31
City of Arts and Sciences Address
Av. del Professor López Piñero, 7
Av. del Professor López Piñero, 7
City of Arts and Sciences Opening Hours
mon 10:00 - 18:00
tue 10:00 - 18:00
wed 10:00 - 18:00
thu 10:00 - 18:00
fri 10:00 - 18:00
sat 10:00 - 19:00
sun 10:00 - 18:00
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