The city of arts and sciences

The city of arts and sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences is a unique place to learn and enjoy science, nature, art, culture and technology.

The City of Arts and Sciences is located in the city park, the drained river ‘Turia ‘ and is the largest cultural and scientific complex in Europe. An ensemble of exceptional beauty where the harmony between architecture, beauty and science is to be admired.

The City of Arts and Sciences is known for its privileged place where it was built and consists of the six following key elements:

The ‘Palau de les Arts’

The Palace of Arts is an impressive building with a fish -like appearance and a height of 70 meters. It is a multidisciplinary building with a very varied program which includes, among others; opera, drama, dance and outdoor concerts.


‘Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe’

The Museum of Science which is named after the Spanish Prince Felipe is a museum where participation and fun are key elements. All elements of the museum are related to the evolution of life, science and technology. In an active and playful way you can learn about the latest technologies and developments in science through interactive exhibits and wonderful animations.

L ‘ Hemisfèric

The ‘L Hemisfèric’ is a beautiful theater which has the largest hall in Spain which is equipped with three projection systems in a concave screen of 900 square meters, where you can watch movies in 3D, in IMAX and as well in digital projection. The magnificent building is located in a pond and is distinguished by its originality and appearance. It is made in the form of an eye with eyelids and eyelashes.

The Oceanogràfic

An underwater journey through the largest aquarium of Europe. In the special Oceanogràfic we can see all the major marine ecosystems around the globe (all 5 continents); from the Mediterranean we dive into the Caribbean, and from there we reach the area of the Arctic and Antarctic. Visitors of the Oceanogràfic will discover over 500 species from five continents!

The ‘Umbracle’

This spectacular landscaped walkway and exhibition space also offers a magnificent view over the whole area of ??the City of Arts and Sciences. Here you can relax and take a nice breath. While you walk around here, you will admire the magnificent sculptures and shapes of the building. It is the perfect location for taking photos of the City of arts and sciences as a whole.



This multifunctional platform is specifically designed for conferences, meetings, concerts and performances and it can also be transformed into an exhibition space. In recent years the building has been the proud host of the tournament “Valencia Open 500” and of several other large and international sports events.

Together these six elements have in common that they aim to entertain and to educate its visitors. In an interactive way you will absolutely enjoy this unique experience. It is an absolute must visit when you spend some days in Valencia.

It’s the futuristic image that symbolizes the new Valencia. An architectural marvel that will amaze its visitors.


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