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“Great Opera House” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Palace of Arts)

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Palace of Arts)
Autopista del Saler, 1 | City of Arts and Sciences, 46013 Valencia, Spain
34 961 975 800
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Ranked #29 of 139 Attractions in Valencia
Type: Architectural Buildings, Symphonies, Theaters & Stadiums
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Paris, France
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“Great Opera House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I had the opportunity to assist a couple of performances (la Traviata, Die Walkuere conducted by Zubin Mehta) at this great modern building over a weekend.The Opera is indeed worth a visit inside and outside. The performances were of average quality after all this is a secondary city in Spain. Calatrava did a great job; the acoustics were superb. A couple of drawbacks, rather bad signage of how to reach the entrance to the Opera on arrival and no english subtitles for the performances (subtitles only in Castillan Spanish and the local Catalan dialect).

Visited October 2013
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“Wonderful Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The building itself is beautiful.They have a terrific collection
of Spanish painters.Some of whom are not well known are excellent.

Visited October 2013
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“Such a great futuristic design.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Located in the city of arts and science area this beautiful building left me literally speechless, in the city of Valencia at futuristic and architecturally is with no a doubt the most beautiful building ever.
Remarkable is especially contended that surrounds him, really amazing, photos, photo, photos, lots of photos at any corner.
Experience beautiful and unforgettable place for the care and clean.

Visited July 2013
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“What a building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Didn't get in to have a look, but what a building. Maybe my favourite building on the whole arts & science site. Happy it still looks as sharp as it did 6+ years ago.

Visited October 2013
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“Darth Vader lives in Concrete”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

For those who believe concrete buildings are dull then see this and you will just have to change your mind. This architect is something else. I doubt that there is anything else in the world like it.

This should be a compulsory visit for any serious building professional.

Visited August 2013
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