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City of the Arts and Sciences

Address: 46013 Valencia, Spain
Phone Number: 902 100 031
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$19*
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Valencia Walking Tour
85%
Ranked #9 of 139 Attractions in Valencia
Type: Art Museums, Science Museums, Parks, Theaters, Aquariums, Museums
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Come to the city where birds swim under water. And you take a step and advance 10,000 years. It’s a city where you never grow and you always learn. And you can cross the Atlantic surrounded by sharks. In my city you can almost reach out and touch the stars. And you can go a walk under the sea. And find yourself in a wood. And dance with dolphins. Yes, this city exists.
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nottingham
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

To walk around these stunningly designed buildings,which is an understatement,is awesome. At present some areas under going repair as they have really not been maintained properly. Well worth the walk,on the down side,although did not enter buildings to view,go with info of prices and what each area has in it as info is,well not on show until you get to... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The aquarium is not to be missed. Ranks with the best in the world. The dolphin show was usual but the buildings had great large natural tanks. The best feature was the last building which is hard to find and had a sensational orca tank with the whale continuously circling and coming right at you. Also a tank with huge... More

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Stamford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The whole complex is stunning, for a November day in the bright sunshine it was an awe inspiring. We visited the day before a 10K and there was a large running exposition there. It was vibrant and there was lots of entertainment. Really fantastic views of the city.

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Leeds
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The architecture is spectacular. The Hemisferic and the high level walkway of the Science Museum were closed when we were there, but this did not detract in anyway from the stunning vistas created by the shinning white buildings and blue reflecting pools as they snake along around a mile of the equally beautiful Turia river bed. We went into the... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It is a great architecture in teh middle of the city. I liked specially the cover of the Palace of the arts which is built on a giant console.

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Villach, Kärnten, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

great architecture, worth a visit, they stand for the modern architecture. architecture is not my style but i felt amazed standing before these buildings

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Lafayette, California
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24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place is an architectural highlight of the region. There are a number of interesting and unusual buildings set together in the former bed of the Turia River. The buildings were designed by a native son architect, Santiago Calatrava. We only walked around the outside and didn't actually go in any of the buildings but it was still very impressive.... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Incredible buildings and shapes. I agree with previous reviewers it is a stark contrast to the older parts of Valencia, but a must see for those who love architecture!

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Melbourne, Australia
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224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

After a long walk as it seemed the locals including a taxi driver had no knowledge of this place I did enjoy my walk around the perimeter of this massive contemporary public space. The contrast to the rest of the city one cannot help but be impressed at the undertaking. Sadly already some decay is evident in the exterior. Worth... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A very beautiful ensemble of modern architectures which is a wonderful contrast to the older part of València and, if you have the opportunity, make sure you catch it at sunset with a full battery on your camera, as it's a gorgeous sight!

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