The City of Arts and Sciences, also known as Ciutat de les Arts i de les Ciències, is an architectural, cultural and entertainment complex designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. It has been taking shape over the years, each time having new additions. In 2007 it was the winner of the “12 Treasures of Spain” competition and, to this day, it is one of the most important modern art constructions in the world.
It is made up of several complexes. On the one hand, it includes aesthetic pool as well as recreational during summertime, since you can sail across and go around the whole complex, or failing that, you can stroll walking through the pedestrian zones. On the other hand, you will find the buildings. The Prince Felipe Science Museum, the Oceanographic and the Arts Palace Queen Sofia, these being the main attractions of this place. You will also find the Umbracle and the Hemisferic areas. In the latter, films are screened in 3D format, digital format, and in V.O. (original version).
In the Prince Felipe Museum, you can see all kinds of topics related to science, and unlike other museums, this allows direct interaction of visitors with artworks, bringing them closer to this world.
The Oceanographic is an aquarium inaugurated on December 12, 2002. It depicts the different marine habitats, and all kinds of marine fauna, such as: penguins, spider crabs, dolphins, sharks, sea lions, walruses or belugas, among many others.
The Arts Palace Queen Sofía is the opera house of Valencia, and headquarter of the Orchestra of the Valencian Community, one of the most distinguished places in Valencia.
It is an indispensable place to visit and its easy access makes it highly interesting for tourism.
This small town is located at the end of the old Turia riverbed.