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City of the Arts and Sciences

., 46013 Valencia, Spain
902 100 031
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Ranked #9 of 152 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 »
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Los Angeles
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It is an emblematic complex of building. Them show us the new city and they are a complete culture complex.... In a very beautiful place, it's a wonderfoul sight.

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

First reaction arriving at the building was "WOW" and many more "WOWS" followed. The only downside was it was not illuminated in the evening as all the promotional photos show.

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Yorkshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Now we know what Fry from Futurama felt like when he woke up a thousand years in the future. The City of Arts and Sciences really does look like a 1960s vision of the future. The architecture is simply stunning and you have to go there to fully appreciate the the scale and audacity of this enterprise. For the architecture... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We didn't go to the museums or aquarium however if you are limited on time definitely worth a stop. We walked around the entire complex and it was architecturally stunning.

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Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The design and presentation of this venue and the museum are good for the soul. Really modern and imposing.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Stunning visually from afar and just as good up close lets hope they continue with it's up-keep. The tiles had fallen off the outside of the Palace of Arts Reina Sofia and the rest had to be removed. It's rumoured they cannot afford a permanent fix. Some other areas were also not quite up to the very top end of... More

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Geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We spent a day at the Oceanografic part of the City of Arts and Sciences, and I cannot wait to go back to see the rest! The Oceanografic museum is absolutely beautiful, and even on a very well visited day it never felt crammed. The aquariums are fascinating with species that you would not see in many places in the... More

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Ukraine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Amazing architecture. Oceanarium is something really worth seeing. We reccomend taking bike to get there through the park.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The reason I was attracted to Valencia was the contrast between its historic quarter and the ultra modern park. It's amazing, and worth a few hours, especially the large Oceanarium with its huge underwater aquarium.

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