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Category: Architecture, Local time: 14:36:13

The Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is a complex of buildings where a well-known Spanish educational and entertainment centre oriented to science and art is located. It is in Valencia in Spain , and it is believed to be the best-known entertainment and cultural centre in Valencia. More precisely, the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is situated at the Turia River, in the street named Carmino de Las Moreras.

The most important cultural centre in Valencia

The complex consists of four buildings, a garden and a square. The construction work on the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias was commenced in 1994. The project was designed by architects Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela. The Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias has been in operation since 16th April 1998 but the last building, called El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia was not completed until 2005.

About the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

The centre comprises various types of facilities. The most important are: the l´Hemisféric with an Imax cinema and a planetarium; the El museu de les Ciéncies Principe Felipe (a science museum that occupies 40000 m2) ; the L´Umbracle (a garden with a variety of plants, decorated with sculptures created by contemporary artists) . The L´Oceanográfic is a large open-air oceanographic park, allegedly the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe. It occupies 110 000 m2 and its volume is some 42 million litres. The El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia is an opera house with four concert halls. The El Puente de I´Assut de I´Or is a bridge whose pillars are 125 m high, probably the highest point in Valencia . The L´Agora is an open square where concerts and sports events take place. For the future, there is a plan to build the Valencia Tower i.e. three skyscrapers ( 308 m, 266 m and 220 m tall) but at present it is at the project stage.

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Opening hours and ticket prices can be found on the official site of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.


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GPS: 39.4566, -0.3529
Altitude: 7 m
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