The best of Valencia on a tour of the city of arts and sciences, read the low cost tour and leave for Spain.
Do you want to spend an unforgettable day in Valencia? The futuristic complex of City of Arts and Sciences awaits you with its 350.000 square meters of emotions and pure fun.
The structure looks like a huge open space on the ancient bed of the Turia river and has become the symbol par excellence of the Spanish city. The unique architecture of the five buildings dedicated to science and leisure activities, designed by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, contributes to the enormous success of this monumental work.
If the overview will win you over at first glance, a complete visit will leave an indelible memory on your trip: the complex is a unique example of playful-cultural center in Europe for its dual ability to entertain and promote citizen participation.
Coming from center of Valencia the first building you see is the innovative one Queen Sofia Palace of the Arts: the grandeur of Calatrava's project joins the technological equipment and gives life to one of the world reference points for theatrical, opera and musical circuits. The pride of the building is the garden area of 87.000 square meters.
Continuing, you meet theHemìsferic, with the appearance of a huge eye that searches and observes the world. The outer ovoid roof is over 100 meters long and contains an immense sphere in which the largest screening room in Spain is located. The optical effect is made even more suggestive by the mirror of water that surrounds it.
Not far away is the Principe Felipe Science Museum, a grandiose architectural building surrounded by a huge swimming pool. The Museum has been designed to make young and old alike discover the themes of evolution, science and technology in an interactive and fun way.
Parallel to the Museum is theUmbracle, a long garden from which it is possible to admire an overview of the City of Arts and Sciences with its swimming pools, works of modern design and garden areas. Here is also the "Via delle Sculture", an open-air art gallery with sculptures by contemporary artists.
To conclude your visit in style, head towards the Oceanogràfic. Shortly before reaching it you will meet the Agora, the white and blue building that hosts many during the year internationally renowned events, such as the tennis OPEN 500.
Arrived atOceanogràfic, the largest aquarium in Europe, you will meet 45.000 living beings belonging to 500 different species. Inside the building the most important ecosystems on the planet have been recreated. Its architecture is made more original by the hand of Félix Candela, creator of the unique roofs of the main buildings of the Oceanogràfic.