Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia

4.3
#1 of 129 in Childrens Museums in Spain
Must see · Aquarium · Science Museum
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Many visitors come to the city expressly for Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, an eye-catching cultural and architectural site that’s home to a science museum, opera house, planetarium, IMAX movie theater, and open-air oceanographic park, the largest such aquarium in Europe. Built in the 1990s at the end of the former riverbed of the Turia River, the futuristic complex was designed by renowned architects Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela. The principal building, housing the science museum, is filled with hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Attendants can help you find your way around, or leave you alone to enjoy the displays at your own pace. Once you’ve had your fill of exhibits and jostling crowds, enjoy a stroll through the site’s gardens, featuring hundreds of plant species indigenous to this area. Visitors curious to learn the stories behind all the buildings in this giant complex are encouraged to book a guided walking tour. Put Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and other Valencia attractions into our Valencia trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Amazing buildings in the area. But the science museum is style over substance. They could have fitted 50% more exhibits, temporary events etc. As areas empty. Also need to have an actual audio... 
    Amazing buildings in the area. But the science museum is style over substance. They could have fitted 50% more exhibits, temporary events etc. As areas empty. Also need to have an actual audio...  more »
  • This is a really beautiful area to visit though not a lot of eateries for you to sit and relax in, in fact I don't even think there was one? I would have loved to have stayed here longer from our... 
    This is a really beautiful area to visit though not a lot of eateries for you to sit and relax in, in fact I don't even think there was one? I would have loved to have stayed here longer from our...  more »
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  • Space may be the final frontier but its made in València
  • If you’re visiting Valencia, you have to check out these buildings, and while you’re here, the only building you can tour is the science building. The other two are a convention hall and a large stage from what I understood. Regarding the science museum, the cost of the ticket is reasonably priced. The tour inside is fun. Even if your an adult. Certainly not the most elaborate science museum in the world, but it delivered a fun experience overall.

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