THE CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES)
Av. Autopista del Saler 1,3,5,7 46013 Valencia
Telf. 902 100 031
The City of Arts and Sciences (La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) in Valencia is a spectacular and imposing space designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava. This centre for leisure and culture, with its avant-garde architecture, is set firmly within the 21st century. At the Hemisfèric one can see the very latest Imax films; there is also a planetarium and an innovative laser show. The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum is located in a spectacular building and offers exhibitions where touching is permitted and where visitors can run all sorts of fascinating hands-on experiments. The Oceanográfico reproduces all the ecosystems on the planet, with an astounding diversity of flora and fauna. The Palau de les Arts, with its spectacular oval-shaped design, is the place for seeing the best operas, concerts and stage performances.
Príncipe Felipe Science Museum
(Valencian: El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe, Spanish: El Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe) is an important visitor attraction in Valencia in Spain. It forms part of the City of Arts and Sciences.
The building was designed by Santiago Calatrava and was built by a joint venture of Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas and Necso. It opened on 13 November 2000.
The building is over 40,000 square meters in area and resembles the skeleton of a whale.
Everything in the museum is graphically displayed: recent exhibitions have included subjects as diverse as spy science, climate change, the human body and biometrics.
The bridge Assut de or better known as the ham in Valencia ( Spain ) is a suspension bridge crossing the Tuna Gardens. Designed by Valencian architect and civil engineer Santiago Calatrava. The bridge was fully completed in December 2008- is located in the complex City of Arts and Sciences including the Museo de las Ciencias Principe Felipe and the Agora and linking the south with the street round Menorca.
L'Oceanogràficis a marine complex situated in the east of the city of Valencia, Spain, where different marine habitats are represented (seas and oceans of approximately 100,000 m²). It is integrated inside a complex known as the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències.
'Oceanogràfic is the largest complex of its type in all of Europe and has 45,000 animals of 500 different species including fish, mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates — amongst these are sharks, penguins, dolphins, sea lions, walruses, beluga whales, and more — all inhabiting nine underwater towers. Each tower is structured in two levels and represent the major ecosystems of the planet. The park is divided into ten areas. The marine areas reflect the Mediterranean habitats, the polar oceans — the Arctic, the islands, the tropical seas, the temperate seas and the Red Sea. The park also includes a dolphinarium, an auditorium with a Red Sea aquarium, an area of mangrove swamps and marshland, and a garden with more than 80 different species of plant. The sea water is pumped from Playa de la Malvarrosa having passed all of the necessary requirements for quality.
A landscaped walk with plant species indigenous to Valencia .A place to stroll and relax, is presented as a showcase where art and nature combine to create a peaceful and welcoming space in which to view sculptures surrounded by numerous plant species.
The garden is surrounded by 99 palm trees, 78 small palm trees, 62 bitter orange trees, and 42 varieties of shrubs from the Region of Valencia such as Cistuses, Mastics, Buddleia, Pampas grass, and Plumbagos; 16 plants of Beauty of the Night; 450 climbing plants including Honeysuckle and hanging Bougainvillea; 5,500 carpet plants such as Lotus, Agateas, Spanish Flags, and Fig Marigolds, and a hundred aromatic plants such as Rosemary and Lavender. The predominating flower in the complex is the Bougainvillea as it is a hardy and decorative species.
Parade of the Sculptures
the "Parade of the Sculptures" is a series of contemporary sculptures: "Motoret", by Miquel Navarro; "Untitled", by Manuel Valdés; "Void camera", from the series Jump into the Void, by Angeles Marco; "Untitled", by Joan Cardells; "Drain", by Carmen Calvo; "The Footprint", by Eva Lootz; "The Twitch of the Retina" and "Landscape" by Francesc Abad; "Crystallisation of the Drought", by Nacho Criado; "Access", by Ramón de Soto; and "Ex it", signed by Yoko Ono and executed by Vicente Ortí.
L'Hemisferic is an splendid Laserium, Planetarium and IMAX cinema (over a 900 square meters of screen). It belongs to the City of Arts and Sciences complex. The building was designed by Santiago Calatrava. It has the shape of an eye, and is reflected 24.000 square meters lake. The cover of the cinema looks like the eye lips of the eye, and can be closed or opened.
El Palau de les Arts Reina SofíaEl Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía — an opera house and performing arts center. It contains four large rooms: a Main Room, Magisterial Classroom, Amphitheater and Theater of Camera. It is dedicated to music and the scenic arts.
The Agora (in Valencian: L'Àgora) is a multifunctional covered space designed by Santiago Calatrava located in the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències complex, Valencia, Spain. The building has a height of 80 meters and occupies 5,000 square meters of elliptic space. Depending on the configuration of the space, a maximum seating capacity for 6,000 people can be reached