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City of the Arts and Sciences

., 46013 Valencia, Spain
902 100 031
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Ranked #7 of 153 Attractions in Valencia
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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 »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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210 reviews 210 reviews
29 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Our party of six adults spent three hours in the aquarium and lived every minute. It is truly fantastic. Then we went to the other building ( hands on exploratorium type place) and didn't care for it much. Four if us left shortly after arriving. Great for kids--and many adults-- I am sure, just wasn't for us. But the aquarium... More

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York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We visited the aquarium.1st tip - buy your tickets from your hotel as the queues can be long. A really well designed tourist attraction. Follow the designated route as this takes you round the entire display and some of the underground areas have access points that may not be obvious. Take your camera!

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Oldham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Spent half a day here and loved. Great for kids AND kids at heart. Plenty of information and participation experiments which are fun. There were a few things closed due to updates but plenty to do anyway.

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Paris, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I wish I would've had more time to stroll around here and take pictures. What a wonderful attraction! Everywhere you look is so pleasing to the eyes, architecturally speaking. There's also a club around here, which could be a lot of fun at night! Hoping to come here again.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We visited the aquarium. It's the best ever. Go see, but do it with discounted tickets if you can find them because it's quite pricey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A nice place to spend the day. It is located in the old river bed so you have massive futuristic buildings surrounded by green spaces. We took in a film at the Imax cinema and then spent the rest of the day at the science museum. The kids loved it. I highly recommend a stop here if you are visiting... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The architecture is amazing, we didn't, dislike anything. The Tourist Bus drops you off and picks up at same stop

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I love the building structure and anything all about arts and sciences. Very educational and ideal for family with small children. I can't think of anything that I don't like.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A building which is impressive from the outside lives up to expectations on the inside . Great use of space to accommodate scientific knowledge and participation for people of all ages .

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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We spent at least an hour gawking in utter awe and amazement at this futuristic architectural paradise. It really feels like you have been shuttled to another planet, one that I would visit again and again. We would like to have tried the floating bubbles on the pool which looked like a ton of fun. Don't miss the gift shop... More

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