City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia
The City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, in Valencian) is an architectural, cultural and leisure complex which has become a major tourist attraction in Valencia. Located at the mouth of the Turia River, it was built between 1991 and 1998 by Santiago Calatrava.
The City of Arts and Sciences consists of six centres: The Hemispher, The Science Museum,The Ocean Park, the Palace of Arts and the Umbracle l'Agora. Each operates independently with own entrance and schedules, though you can buy combined tickets to visit several centres.
The Hemisphere (L'Hemifèric) is a large room that has a 900 m2 and 24 m diameter concave screen, where IMAX movies, and digital projections of astronomy and entertainment shows are shown. Official projections schedule Hemisferic.
The Science Museum (Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe) is an interactive museum showing the evolution of life, science and technology. Official opening hours Science Museum
L'Oceanographic Park, is the largest aquarium in Europe, with 110,000 m2 and 42 million liters of water.Official opening hour Oceanographic
L'Umbracle is a landscaped walkway, decorated with species native to Valencia, which can be seen throughout the City of Arts and Sciences. Inside you will find the Paseo de las Sculpture, a sculpture gallery of contemporary artists. Entry is free.
The Agora is a large covered plaza where between late October and early November, the new tennis tournament, Open 500 de la Comunitat Valenciana is held.Official website Open 500
All times and ticket prices are approximate. To confirm times and fares see the official sites.