Valencia - The City of Arts and Sciences
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 |