Ciutat de les Arts i de les Ciències
The Ciutat de les Arts i de les Ciències -Art and Science City- is a recreational area that
provides scientific and cultural knowledge. Located on the former Turia riverbed near the way out
of the motorway to El Saler. The Ciutat de les Arts i de les Ciències covers an approximate surface
of 350,000 metres. It is an avant-garde architectural work which is becoming the symbol of Valencia
and of the entire autonomous region in the 21st century.
Two internationally prestigious architects have designed this huge building: Santiago
Calatrava and Félix Candela. Calatrava designed the Palau de les Arts -Palace of the Art- where
artistic, musical and theatrical representations are displayed; L'Hemisfèric, where shows of Cine
Imax Dome, Planetarium and Laserium take place, the Museu de les Ciènces Príncipe Felipe -Prince
Philip Museum of the Sciences- where to learn about the science and technology advancements in an
entertaining way; and L'Umbracle, a parking area with excellent views to the the complex.
Félix Candela constructed the great coverings of the main buildings of the L'Oceanogràfic, an
underwater town to get to know the depths of the ocean secrets. The Ciutat de les Arts i de les
Ciències is a very interesting site created by the Generalitat Valenciana -Valencia regional
government-, a place to learn in an entertaining way and to enjoy art, science an nature.