Valencia, located on the Mediterranean coast is a beautiful holiday destination. It is a good destination for a weekend trip in Europe.
When you tell people about Valencia, the first think they think of is usually this complex of modern buildings that the city has. The City of Arts and Science or “Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències”.
The City of Arts and Sciences is build in the riverbed of the Turia river. The river used to cross the city. After a huge flood in 1957 they decided that they had to the deviate it in order to prevent this from happening again. So they turned the riverbed into this 7 kilometre long park in the middle of the city.
Designed by architects Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela. It has become one of the most important complexes for modern art in the world. This famous complex consist out of 7 buildings.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia
It’s an opera house inaugurated in 2005. It is equipped with the most modern technologies to constitute an avant-garde and modern space dedicated to music and scenic arts.
It’s an IMAX cinema, planetarium and laserium. Resembles a giant eye. It was inaugurated in 1998. L’hemisferic was the first building in la Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in opening its doors to the public.
El museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felip
It’s a interactive museum dedicated to science, technology and environment. It opened in 2000 to the public and it counts with 26.000 m2 of exhibition. Full interactivity is one of its special features. The motto is “Forbidden not to touch, not to feel, not to think”.
An open structure with plants indigenous to Valencia and the Mediterranean. It also contains an exhibition of contemporary sculptures by internationally acknowledged artists and an outdoor gallery. The east side is a club which opens during the summer time.
Pont de L’Assut de l’Or
White cabled bridge that crosses the Turia river.
The new icon of the City of Arts and Sciences is a versatile space which allows the holding of varied events. At the time the building holds mainly sporting events and concerts take place.
It’s the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe with 110,000 square meters and 42 million litres of water. Each building is identified with the following aquatic environments: the Mediterranean, Wetlands, Temperate and Tropical Seas, Oceans, the Antarctic, the Arctic, Islands, and the Red Sea, as well as the Dolphinarium.
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