The Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is a complex of buildings in the city of Valencia, Spain. The complex is made up of the following buildings: the Palacio de las Artes Reina Sofía, the Hemisfèric, the Umbracle, the Prado Museum, the Oceanogràfic, the Science Museum, the Ágora, and the Palace of the Arts. The complex was designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, and was built between the years of 1991 and 2005.
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- Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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🗣️ Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias: Reviews
Arch. Santiago Calatrava master piece is a wonderful must see place in Valencia. The complex is full of interesting artifacts and natural wonders. Be aware that at night there is not enough artificial ligths like it used to be.
Beautiful and unique architecture. Great place to walk, gawk and enjoy the interesting views. The Oceanogràfic is quite nice as well. Visited on Weekday Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended No … More
This place is really cool. They have this shallow pool outside and these water scooters that you can ride around on. It also has a science museum on the inside packed with lots of different interesting information. There are some sculptures outside as well that are free to look at and beautiful. Overall it’s definitely worth checking out. I think there is also a mall nearby.
This complex includes several buildings: Oceanogràfic, Ágora, Museum of Science, Hemisphere and the Palais Les Arts opera house. Totally worth it to see the architecture and grounds. You can choose which buildings make more sense to visit. A must visit!!! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More
Place is perfectly splendid. You can definitely spend a whole day there. Have your comfortable shoes on, also when you go to Arctic instalation, nice to have a jacket as it might be a bit chilly. You can bring your lunch with you, lot's of places to eat it or there are a few food restaurants, although you might spend a good half an hour in a queue ( there's another one next to delfins, not too many people go there is it is more distant, but food is good and lot's of spots to take) The whole experience is unbelievably good, lot's of positive emotions!
Great place for everybody from 2 to 102 or even more. A nice lesson of science given in such a nice and interesting way. If you want to touch and try almost everything so reserve at least 5 hours. If you just have a fast run through then 2 hours are enough. Inside there is a nice cafeteria and some places where you can buy souvenirs.
It's such an inspiring place to have in a city. To walk through those imposing buildings and enjoying great architecture and creative statues. We took the kayak in the water. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More
This is an impressive structure by famous architect/structural engineer Santiago Calatrava, known for his modern, clean cut designs. It is certainly one of the main focuses of the city of Valencia as it draws attention from every angle. The overwhelming composition of white building and clean water makes for an aesthetically pleasing site, worthy of pictures from every angle. The complex features a museum, an aquarium (the biggest in Europe) and an art palace among other things. We visited during Christmas so there was a market with several food spots. Definitely worth a visit to this modern building.
Magical place! You have feeling that you've got into another reality. Can just spend hours to walk around. Highly recommended! Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More
Great place to visit, have a walk, and be entertained by the view. Several food stands along the way, grab a bite and enjoy your time. You may find free parking spot apposite side on the street. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait … More
The most fabulous place in the whole of Valencia. You will not see anything like it anywhere else in the planet. It is unique. Magnificent futuristic structures are a sight to behold, it is awe inspiring, beautiful crystal clear shallow pools surround each building, stretching out along the old central river which used to flow through Valencia city many many years ago. The science museum is a fantastic place to bring your kids. You will not disappoint, hours of fun and learning. This building has been used for many a movie. The next building along which looks like an eye surrounded by water. .is the 3D Cinema. ..another treat you should not miss out on. Behind it is the Opera House. Jaw dropping. To the other side of the Science museum is a Bridge that looks like a Harp. Behind that is another beautiful building like and elongated dome which is not in use and passing that you reach the Aquarium. ..you Must..must visit this place. The whole river bed has been turned into a Park. Each section of the river has been carefully designed to cater for all its residents. Just strolling around the building s is enough..so wonderful. At night when all the lights are turned on..it's magical.
Nice place. Lots of sculptures. Nice water area you can rent a boat and paddle boards. I didn’t pay to go inside. Lots to see outside. They are doing some work at the moment and one of the lakes are empty. Some scaffolding erected around one of the buildings also. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More
Amazing museum, it’s very huge and all the exhibitions were so interesting ! I definitely learnt a lot of things. There are a lot of interactive parts, especially in the « Viral » zone. The signs are in Spanish (from Spain and from Valencia) and in English. I would a 100% recommend
One of the most beautiful places of Valencia! I came here many times and I enjoy this place of art, light, space and peace. I feel each time deeply touched and brought into contact with the divine, with God. Each time I feel elated, inspired, my heart is expanding it makes me feel happy from a very deep place. I would say this place is transmitting eternal love joy and peace. Santiago Calatrava definitely transmitted Gods Love through his artwork and is touching millions of people in their heart. Really thank you to bring such beauty into this world. ☺️
Crazy beautiful architecture. It is a must go if you are in Valencia. Don’t get fooled with the huge “pool”. You can’t swim or take off your shirt there, just put your feet on the water (even if it is 40 degrees out there).
City of Arts and Sceinces from Valencia is an amazing place with an unique futuristic arhitecture. It is a big complex with many attractions: Oceanografic, Hemisferic, Science Museum and Palau des Artes. We choose to visit in two days with a combo ticket: Oceanografic, Hemisferic (you have to choose a movie) and Science Museum - 41 euros. It is better to buy the tickets online, it is very crowded in the summer. For children, there are reduced prices.
It's really a treasure. Beautiful and a wow architecture and romantic environment. I did not have opportunity to visit inside buildings but from outside its so unique. Worth to see
unbelievable ! architecturally the places are superb, very beautiful achievements of Calatrava. a pleasure to discover its places! a must in Valencia!
A must go to when you visit Valencia There is a guided Visitevery 2 hours I think. The personal is super friendly, do also speak English
The complex is very big, and I believe you need more than one day to see everything. If you have time and plan to visit more than one place, it's better to buy combined tickets. Also recommended to buy the tickets in advance. And even if you don't go inside any place, you can enjoy the outside and admire its Arquitecture. In this case, I recommend renting bikes (they have options there) and spending the afternoon to see the change of colours at sunset
Even if you chose not to visit any of the buildings (much like us), the City of Arts and Sciences is a great walk featuring stunning architecture and sculptures. Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More
It is a must when visiting Valencia, it is beautiful and full of experencing scientific things. It is as fast as a child could challenge but if you want to have datailed informations you could take all the day to read and learnd the physics and scientifics behind every experiment you will try.
The modern architectural masterpiece complex, designed by Valencia-born Spanish architects Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, consists of 5 main buildings. It fascinates you with its architecture. It offers an environment where you can find different activities. It offers an opportunity to use a kayak in the pool. An excellent complex has been created with an opera house and a science museum where you can watch movies.
Most of all I enjoyed walking in the park of Ciudad de las artes. It is very beautiful and you will find a lot of interesting things.
The architecture here is just marvelous! Has a lot of shade where you can sit back and people watch or just enjoy the structures. There are plenty of clean bathrooms inside of the museum and no purchase of tickets are necessary to use them. Family friendly!
It’s definitely one of the most impressive architectural styles I have ever seen 2022. Highly recommend to see it any night. It’s more special and the less hot.
Definitely worth a visit for anyone visiting Valencia. Made up of several museums and an aquarium and a garden area is makes a great activity/ day out for families/ friends/ tourists. We bought access to two of the centres (the science museum and the aquarium) for about €30 and spent the whole day there. Even worth checking out if you don’t pay for access into any of the buildings as the architecture is wonderful and lots of art on display outside
Definitely my favourite spot in Valencia. Massive structures, open spaces, very pedestrian-friendly. I could spend the whole day just watching the different architectural marvels that are displayed there. It’s definitely a good idea to set aside a full day to visit all of the places, especially the Oceanografic and the Science Museum. The Hemisferic was quite interesting as well, but I’m definitely more impressed of the overall architectural design of the area. In the complex you can also find a “Valencia” sign where you can take pictures with your friends :)
Amazing place,would recommend to visit the inside of the museums and theaters,really stunning arhitecture,pretty unique and just a great place to spend the time,from the aquarium to the green park to the amazing fountains and incredible arhitecture Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More
Wonderful place to hangout in Valencia. I always enjoy walking around these futuristic buildings. It’s a place that you have to visit more than once! Visited on Weekday … More
What can I say?? I was looking and I was wondering how beautiful is that place. Spectacular!!! Speechless with everything. Bravo Bravo. It's one of the reassure to visit that beautiful city. For sure I'll be back again
One of the must visit while in Valencia. Architecture marvel and neatly maintained. However it was closed before 5pm even a weekday Tuesday during May.
The structure is huge and so beautiful. We didn’t have enough time to explore everything, we definitely will go back to Valencia to finish exploring. I can’t recommend it enough. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More
This place was amazing to visit. Fun with friends and family. Worth the price especially with the discount you get when you buy the 3 day travel pass. Visited on Weekend Wait time 1 hr+ … More
Amazing place. Even if you don't visit any of the buildings there, its still a great place to just take a walk and enjoy the amazing architecture. You can take a boat ride, grab a quick drink or sandwich at the small food stand. There is a small park there where you can sit on the grass and admire the view. I visited l'oceanográfico, it was nice. The kids would enjoy it the most, I think. It takes about 2-3 hours to fully enjoy it, and taking your time at each room.
Beautiful architecture and color scheme! It has many things to see and do. And is always full of people tourists, locals and students in large groups. The exhibits inside the water spaces are beautiful pierces of art. There are several shopping and eating places within walking distance.
This was the third time visiting the complex and it never will stop to amaze me. In this particular opportunity. This time I dedicated it to the space photography because the light was really beautiful that specific day. Designed by Valentian architect, Santiago Calatrava, the complex of 4 buildings and 1 vehicular bridge stands among the rest of the city for it innovative and futuristic landscape. However, not all in Valencia, regarding architecture, is about the City of Arts and Sciences. The city is a really great example of a place thought for the pedestrians and bike riders. ll the city is connected in such a magnificent way that you can spent all day walking in order to know it better.
Probably the most remarkable landmark of the city. You can just relax around, take a boat ride, eat something and of course visit the science and arts museums
Great place for adults and kids. Wide variety of animals. Lots of shows and entertainment. Good price and a great day out .
So very beautiful! The highlight of Valencia! It is such a beautiful place you can go to the museum, to the seaworld park Oceanografic, the opera or just stroll through the palm trees or have a picknic or walk through the park "Jardín de Turia". Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More
An amazing site to visit! The large scale if the buildings is significant! We were lucky to see the most impressive bronze statues of the Polish artist, Igor Mitiraj, April 2022. Be aware to face the cold strong wind among the monumants
An incredible space to visit, the architecture of the buildings is beautiful and that alone is a good reason to visote the place.
Special place, different and a must visit if you are in Valencia. Well served by means of transport and 10 minutes from the center. Futuristic structure, you can visit the botanical garden. the science museum, the innovation pavilion and what is on offer in the period you are in. Unfortunately, we came across a short period of exhibition and we still appreciated the architecture, the beautiful swimming pool with the equipment that you can rent. A moment of relaxation. You can also rent bicycles to go to the park next door or visit the exhibition space which is very large.
Amazing place. One of my favorite spots and definitely a must visit if you are in Valencia. The complex was designed by Santiago Calatrava and the architecture is just amazing. It includes different buildings, each one really beautiful and overall is a great place for pictures and for taking a walk. I bought a ticket that included visits to the science museum, a movie and the aquarium. I do not think the entrance to all of these it's worth it, but you can try, specially if you come with children.
What an impressive area with imposing modern architecture by star architect Calatrava! Absolutely worth a visit to see a stark contrast to the historical city center of Valencia. There is a cafe and a restaurant nearby. You can also rent a small rowing boat and ride around the pond in front of the science museum.
An exquisite piece of art and in my opinion the best place to experience a sunset in Valencia. To witness the sunset here was one of my best experiences from Valencia, it was just astonishing how the sky would change just in a blink of an eye and how beautiful it was reflected in the water from the swimming pool. A shooting here is definitely recommended for a life long memory of this place. Truly beautiful!
During my holiday in Valencia I visited Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias with my girlfriend. We wanted to visited this place because when you see the skyline of Valencia you always see these buildings. When you go there the best way of doing so is by food when you are staying in the city center. I can recommend that you first go walk to the normal park. This because it don’t feel like you are in the busy city. And when you walk true the park you can slowly see the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. This is better than just go there by bus or car. The buildings are very modern and the place is very clean. We were here during June and it was not as busy as I thought. This could be because of Covid. When we came there the sun was very hot. This in combination with the mostly white buildings and streets this was causes. There are a few bars were you can drink and have a small meal. It is better to bring also some water with you when you visit this place in the summer. Summary: I think it is a must see when you go to Valencia because it is one of the iconic parts of the skyline of Valencia.
Absolutely amazing and a must-see. A lovely part of Valencia that left me mesmerized. It feels a bit serene and unreal when there. I went for an early morning run and explored the space before all people and tourists were there and the moment was pure magic… highly recommended!
B It was really awesome and very interesting place to visit. It’s look like futuristic building, i really enjoy maximum that place, of course next year if everything will be good absolutely i will visit again because is unique place. Water was really clear, in that place you have many things to visit and explore. I would recommend everyone to visit that place who visit Valencia, Spain
Wow!!! What fantastic architecture! If you are a fan of Marvel or Westworld it is a must see. So cool to have such a wonderful place to relax in the city. Take some time, visit, enjoy the creativity. Maybe catch a show!
Beautiful place to visit, especially with children. A lot different things to try, to learn, to explore. Try to make complete day free, as half-day will not be enough to give attention to every part of museum. Also strong point is architecture of museum itself, gallery and buildings near by. A lot of impressions from everything.