Monday, June 4, 2012

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia

I posted a sneak peak to the Ciudad de las artes y ciencias (City of arts and science) in this post. I think this was the highlight of the trip to Valencia for me, I was soo fascinated by this amazing architecture! It’s sort of spacey and fairytale’ish and different and outstanding things always fascinate me. This was no exception. 

It’s situated a little outside Valencia city centre, and covers a big area with these cool white strange buildings. It was built from 2006 to 2008.

But what is it? 
  • L’Hemisferic – an Imax cinema, a planetarium and laserium. It’s supposed to resemble a giant eye, some call it “the eye of knowledge” 

  • El Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe, an interactive science museum resembling the skeleton of a whale. Big building of three floors containing “the legacy of science”exhibition of researchers such as Ramon y Cajal, Ochoa and Dausset. “The chromosome forest” showing the sequencing of human DNA, “Marvel Superheroes exhibition”, “The Space Academy”.

  •  L’Umbracle, a landscape walk with different plants, and palm trees.

  • L’Oceanografic, and open-air oceanographic park. Apparently the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe! And it’s AWESOME! Deserves a post of its own! It's built in the shape of a water lily.

  • El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, opera house and performing arts centre

  • Pont de l'Assut de l'Or, suspension bridge

I'll let the rest of the pictures do the talking from here...

Isn't this very cool? Definitely worth a visit if you go to Valencia!


  1. How incredible! I am a huge fan of architecture and this is such an amazing work of art. Thanks for sharing photos - I don't think I'd ever seen it before!

    1. I agree! I love things that are just different, and this bunch of buildings is incredible!

  2. Så utrolig flott! Det ser nesten litt futuristisk ut. Sånn fremtiden ser ut?