Fodor's Expert Review Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències

Valencia Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

Designed mainly by native son Santiago Calatrava, this sprawling futuristic complex is the home of Valencia's Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe (Prince Philip Science Museum), L'Hemisfèric (Hemispheric Planetarium), L'Oceanogràfic (Oceanographic Park), and Palau de les Arts (Palace of the Arts, an opera house and cultural center). With resplendent buildings resembling combs and crustaceans, the Ciutat is a favorite of architecture buffs and curious kids. The Science Museum has soaring platforms filled with lasers, holograms, simulators, hands-on experiments, and a swell "zero gravity" exhibition on space exploration. The eye-shape planetarium projects 3-D virtual voyages on its huge IMAX screen. At l'Oceanogràfic (the work of architect Felix Candela), the largest marine park in Europe, you can take a submarine ride through a coastal marine habitat. Other attractions include an amphitheater, an indoor theater, and a chamber-music hall.

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Av. del Profesor López Piñero 7
Valencia, Valencia  46013, Spain


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Museu de les Ciències from €8, L\'Oceanogràfic from €30, L\'Hemisfèric from €8. Combined ticket €39

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