Valencia - The City of Arts and Sciences

Visit Europe's biggest ever exhibition of robotic dinosaurs, aquarium, gardens, IMAX and Museum complex. 

Visit Europe's biggest ever exhibition of robotic dinosaurs, aquarium, gardens, IMAX and Museum complex. 

Valencia, Spain offered us more than what we imagined. It's balance between rural tourism, beach, partying and science is very impressive. If you head that way make sure you see the incredible architectural space surrounded by the Palace of Arts (Opera), Prince Felipe Science Museum, the Hemisféric (IMAX), a shaded terraced garden (Umbracle), the famous aquarium of Valencia (Oceanográfic) and the Ágora.

The striking architecture was designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, two distinguished individuals with a broad view for connecting design and construction of buildings. They have done an excellent job of designed this entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex which is now the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia. 

Some of the spectacles you can enjoy first hand is; the IMAX displays on a screen of 900 square metres, a kid's dream of becoming an astronaut and travelling to the International Space Station, the opportunity to participate in a scientific experiment or watch some of the most amazing sea creatures in an underground tunnel in Europe's largest aquarium. You get to observe at close distance, the many teeth of several species of shark and learn to value these seriously threatened animals, among many other animals. 

Not only is Valencia a perfect city for those travelling with families due to the sheer wealth of museums and galleries for entertainment, it also has a subtropical Mediterranean climate with very mild winters and long, warm summers. This makes it all the more fun as we headed straight to the beach in our rented bicycles afterwards! 

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain | Av. del Profesor López Piñero, 7 46013 Valencia, Spain | Phone: 902 10 00 31 | Visiting hours: 10:00 am - 21:00 pm July - Sept. (high season) 10:00 am - 19:00 pm (low season) | Price List |

Dare to enter and pet the large-scale dinosaurs in this 'jurassic park'. 

Dare to enter and pet the large-scale dinosaurs in this 'jurassic park'. 

The Hemisferic: This is the largest hall in Spain to contain three systems projecting onto a concave screen of 900 square metres. Digital 3D screens and IMAX Dome. 

The Hemisferic: This is the largest hall in Spain to contain three systems projecting onto a concave screen of 900 square metres. Digital 3D screens and IMAX Dome. 

These fountains can be found in the City of Arts and Sciences. 

These fountains can be found in the City of Arts and Sciences. 

Over 45,000 individuals of 500 different species: dolphins, belugas, walruses, sea lions, seals, penguins, turtles, sharks, rays, sawfish, jellyfish, starfish, sea urchins, and crustaceans of all kind. Don't miss the wetland bird species such as those inhabiting the Natural Park of Albufera in Valencia and tropical mangrove swamps.

Over 45,000 individuals of 500 different species: dolphins, belugas, walruses, sea lions, seals, penguins, turtles, sharks, rays, sawfish, jellyfish, starfish, sea urchins, and crustaceans of all kind. Don't miss the wetland bird species such as those inhabiting the Natural Park of Albufera in Valencia and tropical mangrove swamps.

Marine Biodiversity in Valencia, Spain.

Marine Biodiversity in Valencia, Spain.

1 of over 500 species in the City of Arts and Sciences. 

1 of over 500 species in the City of Arts and Sciences. 

Watch a dolphin show in the Aquarium. 

Watch a dolphin show in the Aquarium. 

Different species of birds give a 'sky-high' show. 

Different species of birds give a 'sky-high' show. 

Ready to take flight. 

Ready to take flight. 

The all around overhead aquarium is one of the most visited attractions in Valencia. 

The all around overhead aquarium is one of the most visited attractions in Valencia. 

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