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City of the Arts and Sciences

., 46013 Valencia, Spain
902 100 031
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Ranked #8 of 143 attractions in Valencia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Valencia, Spain
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

As a resident if Valencia, I visit thus place around 2 times a month. Perfect for walks anytime of the day.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A fantastic set of buildings in amazing surroundings. We visited the aquarium, the science museum and the IMAX theatre. All were really excellent although we had to come back another day to fit it all in. There's also the lovely inside garden section near the science museum. Great architecture, really well thought out attractions (the aquarium is a must see)... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I would definitly recommend walking around the buildings, they are awe-inspiring and make you feel as if you've stepped into the future. We decided to visit the Science museum and unfortunately it was a waste of time and money. The 8 euro entrance fee you pay will only get you into about half of the exhibitions, and of the exhibitions... More

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Hollister
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This place makes you feel like all the futuristic sic-fi movies you watched as a kid just came alive before your eyes! Architecture is unbelievable and that alone is worth the trip!

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Valencia, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Designed by Calatrava, this series of buildings, bridges, and theaters is not to be missed. The IMAX theater has great programs that vary throughout the day, the Museum is a great place for hands on activities for all ages, and the opera house is a must see.

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Cranford, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped here briefly during our tour. It was a great place to stop and take pictures. The architecture is amazing. Definately a beautiful backdrop for a photo op. We did not enter any of the complex so can not review the inside. But definately worth a stop.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We only visited the oceanarium (average, unless you have children - they like it a lot) and the complex is quite amazing at first glance. But once inside, it's all a little sterile - masses of concrete, bizarre sculpture, pools of water. We were also surprised to see how badly some of the buildings were deteriorating. Compared to Valencia's old... More

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Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
47 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The building is amazing. A must see in Valencia The surrounding area is really nice. We took the hop on hop off bus and this is on the route

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Kiev, Ukraine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Absolutely amazing! A whole complex of several very interesting must-see buildings. Includes Oceanarium, Hemispheric, Museum of arts, House of Science, Agora etc.. Each builiding is a real chef d'oeuvre! I was only inside of Oceanarium and spent there about 6 hours! A great place to see a variety of all possible fishes and other see inhabitants. I have never seen... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The architecture of the place is fantastic and it is worth to spend a few hours wondering around and taking photos of the huge amount of spectacular details.

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