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“Incredible views and architecture - lots of photo ops”

City of the Arts and Sciences
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Owner description: DISCOVER THE CIUTAT DE LES ARTS I LES CIÈNCIES. Science, nature and art in a complex devoted to scientific and cultural dissemination in Europe, placed in Valencia. The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia is a unique complex devoted to scientific and cultural dissemination which is made up of five main elements: the Hemisfèric (IMAX cinema and digital projections), the Umbracle (a landscaped vantage point and car park), the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum (an innovative centre of interactive science), the Oceanográfico (the largest aquarium in Europe with over 500 marine species) and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (which takes care of the operatic programme). The Ágora gives the complex a multifunctional space.
Reviewed May 10, 2013

This was my main reason for returning to Valencia after a day trip years ago. Buildings are stylish, unique, and make you feel so relaxed. Opera house tour was very fascinating. Love the garden covering the underground parking garage. Blue tiled exhaust vents from the garage resemble old ship smoke stacks. Amazing what they could do with an old diverted river bed; something other cities should do when they get tired of persistent flooding from rivers thru the center of town.

Perfect contemporary complement to the old buildings of Valencia.

Thank trimc
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Good enough to spend 4-5 hours with children. The architecture of the building is impressive. Inside only part of the available space has been used for this interactive museum where children can experience and learn about science. Some experiments need renewal, but it’s ok to spend some time. Food inside the Museum is expensive. The “Space Academy” experience (sold as a “gravity cero” experience) is not worthy.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Amusing, educational and very well balanced in terms of exhibiton and testing and experimenting.
Didnt like the chicklets idea, although it was generating constantly big crowds and was educational for the kids.

Thank danimarina
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

The buildings of the City of the Arts and Sciences are breathtaking. The architecture is amazing!! Totally worth a visit, especially in a sunny day! You will take great pictures there!

Thank Andrea H
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Amazing! Big, cultural, good, the best thing is the oceanografic. The compless, designed by Santiago calatrava is the best building in. The world

Thank Rikcash
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