"Ciutat de les Arts i les Cičncies" Valencia Things to Do Tip by Twan
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The Ciutat de les Arts and Sciences (Valencian) or Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Spanish) (the City of Arts and Sciences) is a cultural-scientific complex in the Spanish city of Valencia. The complex is located in the Jardín del Turia, the dry riverbed of the Turia River rearranged. The buildings were designed by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, is an example of modern architecture.
Construction began in July 1996. The complex was inaugurated on April 16, 1998 with the opening of L'Hemisfčric. The last building, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía was finished in 2005.
The complex consists of the following five buildings, usually identified by their Valencian name:
El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía - opera house and performing arts center
L'Hemisfčric - IMAX cinema, planetarium and Laserium
L'Umbracle is a 320 meter long and 60 meter wide pedestrian promenade and botanical garden with many palm trees, native plants and work by local artists. The elevated boardwalk offers views of the surrounding museum buildings. He also serves as access to the property and to that end has a large car park.
El Museu de Príncipe Felipe and Sciences - Science Museum
L'Oceanogrŕfic - open-air oceanographic park
The buildings are surrounded by a park and ponds.
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