Location:

Av Autopita del Saler, 7

Valencia

Spain

coordinates: 39.4526138,-0.3554453
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Building names(s): City of Arts and Science / Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències
Architect/Designer: Santiago Calatrava + Félix Candela

Agora

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Marja van Bochove



Completion date: 2005

function(s): cultural center

The City of Arts and Sciences is a scientific and cultural complex comprising of:

Hemisfèric (an Imax Cinema, Planetarium and Laserium. Built in the shape of the eye and has an approximate surface of 13,000 m².)
Umbracle (a landscaped vantage point and car park)
Príncipe Felipe Science Museum (an innovative centre of interactive science)
Oceanográfico (open-air oceanographic park with over 500 marine species)
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (opera house and performing arts centre)
Ágora (covered plaza)

getting there:

By train
Valencia has two main train stations, Estación de El Cabanyal and Estación del Norte. One can take a city bus from either of these stations to the City of Arts and Sciences. At the El Cabanyal station, bus nº1; At the North station, bus nº15 is the closest. Check out the Empresa Municipal de Transportes page.

By Coach and Bus
Valencia coach station is located on the bank of the former course of the River Túria. This is the stopping place for regular services arriving from all over Spain. To get to the City of Arts and Sciences from here, just cross the river and catch EMT bus nº95

The following EMT buses go the City of Arts and Sciences: 1, 13, 14,15, 19, 35, 95 and 40

By metro
The metro lines closest to the City of Arts and Sciences are lines nº 3 and nº 5 . We recommend using the Alameda stop, approximately 15 minutes from the complex.

admission costs:
prices for admission varies according to the venues and starts from 7.70 €. A combined ticket cost 32.40 € (which can be used to access the 3 venues for up to 3 days – however the same venue cannot be visited twice – check website for details.)

venue website: www.cac.es