City of the Arts and Sciences, Valencia

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Many visitors come to the city expressly for City of the Arts and Sciences, 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 City of the Arts and Sciences and other Valencia attractions into our Valencia trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The only thing that there is a certain value in this city is just that place, fantastic especially at night with its lights! Find out!
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  • Fantastic architectural structures, light and water, very beautiful even just to walk around and take a beer out of the Science Museum.
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