Valencia City of Intelligent Tourism

January 22, 2020 Off By John Authen

When we talk about tourism, we think of beaches, sand and sun, luxury and comfort hotels, mountain parks, open-air, vegetation, relaxation and fun. It is not often that the word tourism is associated with Science or Culture. But this is a concept that was transformed by the renowned architects and visionaries Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela, when they designed more than two decades ago. The famous complex of 42,000 square meters, known as the City of Sciences and Arts.

The incredible and futuristic architectural work is located in the adjacencies of the Turia River in the City of Valencia. Any tourist who wants to know something out of the ordinary should visit this impressive mega-complex. It is one of the places that undoubtedly should visit any person who is on vacation in Spain; the easiest way to get to the area without getting lost is taking a transfer Valencia since the transportation routes leave some distance from the site.

This Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències has magnificent buildings of impressive beauty and high-end technology. Each designed to provide maximum comfort, in the scientific-cultural environment, approaching Science and the arts in an experience of fantastic enjoyment. The mega-complex is composed of six buildings distributed along two kilometres.

The route from north to south can be made by finding at first stop The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía: It has four rooms equipped with the latest technological advances that set the trend in the performing arts. Following the route is The Hemisferic: to access these spaces is required to acquire the corresponding tickets is an unparalleled experience, with a super screen of the cinema of 900 meters of the concave surface, which surrounds the viewer and immerses him in a 3D world; you can also enjoy the extraordinary Planetarium.

The Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe: Although this is a Museum of Applied Sciences, it offers a variety of exhibitions and workshops for all types of public, with interactive activities that allow visitors to live the scientific experience to the fullest. Then there is the most versatile space in the whole complex and the most recently built one, Agora: it is a space that has fitted out to hold various types of events.

Continuing through the spaces is The Umbracle: 17,000 square meter garden that provides an ideal place to walk with beautiful Mediterranean vegetation or have a drink with friends at nightfall. The southern end is the spectacular Oceanografic: Europe’s largest marine park. Its exhibition has around 45,000 specimens of more than 500 different marine species, such as dolphins, sea lions, walruses, in nine different environments that represent the most important aquatic ecosystems of the planet.

This imposing temple of Science and modern Arts is available to the public all year so you can visit at any time. Ideal for visiting with family or friends, tickets can be purchased together to see the whole complex or separately as preferred, just plan your holiday and enter a scientific and cultural tourism experience of another level.