If you are thinking of visiting Valencia, one of the mandatory stops is the City of Arts and Sciences. This cultural complex has an approximate area of 350,000 square meters, being considered as a city within the city.
It was designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, and inaugurated in 1998 with the opening of the Hemisfèric, a building to which some more would be added until today. If you are looking for accommodation near the City of Arts and Sciences, you will find what you are looking for in Opera House Valencia, a B&B just 7 minutes walk away.
If you are curious about what to do in La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, here is a list of what not to miss.
What to do in the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia?
The architecture of the building simulates the shape of a human eye and it is the largest projection room in Spain, with a screen of 900 square meters where you can not only watch 3D movies, but you can also contemplate the stars as it is also used as a planetarium.
This is an interactive museum where you can learn about the latest scientific and technological advances in a fun way. It has temporary and permanent exhibitions, including "The Chromosome Forest", "The Ant Hill", "The Theater of Electricity" and the space simulator.
We are talking about the largest aquarium in Europe and the star visit of the whole complex. In its 110,000 square meters we can find more than 45,000 underwater animals of 500 different species and various regions of the world. In addition, you can fill your stomach in its underwater restaurant while you enjoy the marine biodiversity around you.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
Inaugurated in 2005, it stands as one of the most important show buildings in the country. It is divided into four independent halls, where theatrical performances, opera concerts or dance shows are held, among many other performances.
It is a large garden of 17,000 square meters. In it you can find flora typical of the Mediterranean, as well as very interesting sculptures. If you have the opportunity to visit it in summer, it is highly recommended. We will be able to have a great time in the Terraz Mya to enjoy a drink in the moonlight.
The last building to be inaugurated hosts different events and celebrations such as concerts, congresses, conventions or exhibitions. Its agenda presents different activities throughout the year that are exhibited inside its 4811 square meter roof. Flanked by lakes, this is undoubtedly an obligatory stop for culture lovers.
The opening hours of the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia vary depending on whether we are in high or low season.
- High Season: This runs from June 30 to September 9 and its opening hours are from 10:00 to 21:00.
- Low Season: This covers the rest of the year, being open from 10:00 to 18:00 from Monday to Thursday; and from 10:00 to 19:00 from Friday to Sunday.
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Finding parking near the City of Arts and Sciences is a complicated task, so we recommend you to stay nearby and move from there. With our B&B near the City of Arts and Sciences you can get there in just 7 minutes.
Do not hesitate and book a room at Opera House Valencia to visit this wonderful cultural complex.