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Arts Complex

On the riverbed parkway is an arts complex featuring the strikingly futuristic buildings of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, designed by local architect Santiago Calatrava. This ultra-modern scientific and cultural complex is the largest of its kind in Europe, and has become the city’s most recognisable symbol.

Riverbed Arts Complex, Valencia Spain

Valencia Spain, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Palace of Arts, features four outsized rooms

Massive Structure
The stunning Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Palace of Arts, features four outsized rooms: the main hall, the master hall, the auditorium, and the Martin y Soler theatre. Dedicated to music and arts, the ultramodern palace provides some incredible acoustics, which makes it one of the most prominent opera halls in Europe.
Half The Story
Built on the riverbed, viewing the centre from street level only the top half is visible. Depicting a huge eyeball floating above the water, L’Hemisferic features an IMAX Cinema, 
the Planetarium, and the LaseriumWatery Theatre
Depicting a huge eyeball floating above the water, L’Hemisferic features an IMAX Cinema,
the Planetarium, and the Laserium. Completed in 1998, this was the first building of the City of
Arts and Sciences and the project’s centerpiece.

 

Walk On Water

Waterballs provide some summer fun for visitors to the complex and if your balance allows, you can feel the sensation of walking on water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valencia Spain Science Museum 
El Museu de Ciences Principe Felipe, or the Science Museum, is a huge structure 
spread over three floors

Science Museum
El Museu de Ciences Principe Felipe, or the Science Museum, is a huge structure
spread over three floors, where unlike other museums, visitors are invited to touch and
even play with the artefacts, encouraging learning through entertainment.

Valencia Arts Complex, Ten Years of Construction 
Designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela

Ten Years of Construction
Designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, the project began the first stages of construction
in July 1996, and was inaugurated on April 16, 1998 with the opening of L'Hemisfèric.
The last major component of the City of Arts and Sciences, El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia,
was inaugurated on October 9, 2005, Valencian Community Day. Originally budgeted
at €300 million, the final cost was almost three times that.

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