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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 »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The science museum was our favourite and I'm not a science geek at all! Could easily stay here for 3-4 hours with all the interactive exibitions.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This area of the city is located in the modern Valencia. It is a complex of modern buildings and architecture. It compreehends museums, aquarium, arts. All in different buildings surrounded by water (mirror water). Even if someone decide not to visit the buildings, he place itself is worthwhile to spend some hours walking by.

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West Midlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Visited Valencia to view the futuristic buildings of the Arts and Science Park. Stayed in nearby excellent hotel - Medium Valencia so that we could visit at different times of the day to get sunset photographs and also the buildings lit up and not have to travel back to a town centre hotel in the dark with expensive camera equipment.... More

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Doha
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic experience , the museum was great for all ages and the Oceanografico is the most amazing aquarium in Europe and especially the night dolphin show is amazing , a crossover between synchronized swimming , ballet , acrobatics and a dolphin show !

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Granbury, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The architecture was amazing. The exhibits thorough and educational. We enjoyed the indoors, but the grounds as well. It sits in a park environment. Easy to access via the public bus system.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I would give more stars if possible. Only criticism is that having read other reviews we only allowed ourselves a few hours for the science museum before we had tickets booked for the Imax. Our 2 young children had a great time racing from one hands on experience to the next. We were even offered a free wheelchair for my... More

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Madrid, Spain
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

If you like good modern architecture and / or are a fan of Sci-fi movies you must visit this place. The buildings are just fabulous and it is amazing to stroll down the parks surrounding them. You feel you are on another planet or at a site where some aliens have decided to land their ships. Really unique!

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Newdelhi india
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Though my stay in valencia was very short i fell in love with this quiet & beautiful city with its wide tree lined roads & wonderful buildings.The City of Arts & sciences was just a few minutes of crossing a single road from my NH Las Artes Hotel ! It was an impressive example of modern architecture.i had divided my... More

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Cooperstown, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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