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City of the Arts and Sciences

., 46013 Valencia, Spain
902 100 031
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Ranked #10 of 152 attractions in Valencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Aquariums, Science Museums, Parks, Theaters, Museums, Art Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: The City of the Arts and Sciences The City of Arts and Sciences was designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, a native of Valencia and who is now... more »
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Cooperstown, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It is difficult to rate this "attraction" as a whole because it has so many different dimensions. For me, the main "wow" factor (and "excellent" rating) came from the stunning architecture of each of the various buildings. As you move around the perimeter of the site you have the opportunity to see the space-age structures both individually and in combination... More

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Winnipeg
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The architecture is amazing and it is worth walking around the space but don't waste your money going to the aquarium. It was one of the most poorly designed places I have been to. The arctic area was quite depressing, seeing great arctic creatures swimming in small pools,

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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The place which i wished a lot to visit, Its an amazing place if you are an explorer, you may need to reserve a night or more to visit all the categories, I visited it for a full day to the main building of the science center, it was such an amazing place for all, children, adults, teenagers also the... More

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Edinburgh
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The entire area is well used by visitors and citizens throughout the day so it always feels like something is going on. There is loads of space, so if it's a quiet walk or a bike ride you fancy or a visit to a formal attraction (the aquarium and the science museum are highly recommended) there is something for you.... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We didn't have time to go into any of the facilities - but the facilites themselves are worth the visit - I'd consider it to be a rival of the Sydney Opera House (although its hard to beat the Opera House's location in Sydny Harbour)

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Singapore, Singapore
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102 reviews 102 reviews
53 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Love the gorgeous architecture of the buildings. We walked round the buildings. The place is peaceful and placid though it was a very hot afternoon. Must not miss if you are in Valencia

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I thought I was stepping into the future when looking at these landmarks. Outside is as impressive as the inside and you would be a fool to not visit them when coming to Valencia as it was the main attraction and highlight of our trip!

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Went to arts and sciences for the day. Firstly like other reviews say- it's worth the visit to see the buildings even if you don't go inside. We went to the museum, oceanographic aquarium and the cinema hemispheric and they were all great. Long day however, yes you will need the whole day to do all three but you can... More

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Miami, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have always wanted to see this beautiful piece of architecture. THe great thing about this place is that is beauty changes from day to night. There are Kayak rentals there for $5 if you want to try that. Photographers are everywhere at dusk to capture the reflections of the pools.

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I think just to walk over it worth it. Is a beautiful place, so different to the historical character of the city center. I didn't enter to the oceanarium, mostly because of the reviews that I read about, but just to walk around this building and the bridge is pretty nice

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