We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“An amazing architectural indulgence that has cost this city a future of impossible debt” 4 of 5 stars
Review of City of the Arts and Sciences

City of the Arts and Sciences
46013 Valencia, Spain
902 100 031
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$19*
and up
Valencia Walking Tour
Ranked #9 of 139 Attractions in Valencia
Type: Art Museums, Science Museums, Parks, Theaters, Aquariums, Museums
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Come to the city where birds swim under water. And you take a step and advance 10,000 years. It’s a city where you never grow and you always learn. And you can cross the Atlantic surrounded by sharks. In my city you can almost reach out and touch the stars. And you can go a walk under the sea. And find yourself in a wood. And dance with dolphins. Yes, this city exists.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Valencia, Spain
Top Contributor
266 reviews 266 reviews
159 attraction reviews
Reviews in 130 cities Reviews in 130 cities
430 helpful votes 430 helpful votes
“An amazing architectural indulgence that has cost this city a future of impossible debt”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Yes it is very impressive. A futuristic city of fantasy. White concrete sculpted into buildings of immense beauty and creation. The area is situated at the bottom end of the Turia park and is surrounded by shallow lakes that reflect these glaringly white palaces. It all started with the science museum and the IMax theatre. I have to say the science museum is not one of Europes best by a long way. Next came the opera house, followed by the sports arena, neither of which host sufficient events to show a significant return. There are many open air concerts in this area and various exhibitions. It is worth walking round the area for an hour or so and having a coffee in the park and just taking it all in. The Oceanografic park adjoining blends in very well with the overall architectural concept. I like all the metallic sculptures dotted round the park. But what on earth went on in those council meetings. When you add up the bills for the City of Science, the infrastructure for the Americas Cup and the motor racing circuit, boy you are in the realms of cuckoo land debt. It a shame that many schools won't get built and many hospitals will have their budgets cut. All because of the inflated ego of the Valencian town hall. Enjoy
Pedroofpobla

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

3,008 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,806
    775
    286
    101
    40
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Smithtown, New York
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“A very modern, clean place with a great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A very modern, clean building with a lot of things to see. They have things for the human body that you can experience and learn from. A great way to spend a few hours. There is also a 3-D movie you can see as well.

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
toronto
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Has to be seen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This an architectural masterpiece that defies description. There are several space age buildings that seem to rise out of Turia Park. they include a science museum, a spectacular opera house with four theatres, a planetarium and a building for changing exhibits. Futuristic in white and blue tiles pictures and words do not do it justice.

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Southend-On-Sea, London
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Atmospheric Night Walk.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Architecture of leisure park.
Free to walk around best at night, great for photos, it was warm enough at midnight in February 17c. Buildings are beautifully modern. Museum attractions not open at night. Nightclubs open on certain days some close for winter. Greatly enjoyed.

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Definitely worth a visit. Great area to wander around. See the Photo exposition (feb 2013) and watch people

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed City of the Arts and Sciences also viewed

 
Valencia, Valencia Province
 

Been to City of the Arts and Sciences? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage City of the Arts and Sciences, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.