Valencia's biggest complex

The City of Arts and Sciences (CAC) is, probably, Valencia’s most popular spot, receiving more than 3 million visitors a year.

Check out our pages dedicated to each of the City of Arts and Sciences areas to find out more.

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A unique complex

It consists of 5 buildings, each of them unique: the Hemisferic (an IMAX cinema that projects short films and documentaries), the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum (interactive science), the Ágora (a multi-purpose space), the Oceanografic (Europe’s largest aquarium), and the Reina Sofía Palau de les Arts (Queen Sophia’s Palace of Arts, with an operatic program).

Umbracle and nightclub

A lovely promenade

Outside, you’ll also find the Umbracle (a vantage point that usually hosts daytime and nighttime events).

Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, during the day you might come across an exhibit for children, while the night welcomes dancers to the open-air nightclub of the same name.

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Several activities

Open-air concerts

The CAC also features a parking lot, a sidewalk café and several restaurants. Throughout the year, there are open-air concerts featuring music by the Berklee College of Music.

Itinerary: All in 1 day

Can it be done?

The museums

Science and nature

The CAC’s most visited buildings are definitely the Science Museum and, most of all, the Oceanographic.

The first one is ideal for children and features interactive science; the latter is a favorite of tourists and is a huge complex that will take a whole day so make room in your schedule.

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Recently restored

The Opera House

The Palace of the Arts is Valencia’s Opera House, and has received praise from some opera greats such as Caballé, Domingo, and Barenboim.

Designed by Calatrava

The bridge and the Agora

The Assut de l’Or Bridge (Pont de l’Assut de l’Or in Valencian, which means The dam of gold) is a suspension bridge designed by local architect Santiago Calatrava. It can be considered part of his City of Arts and Sciences project.

In most pictures, you’ll see it alongside the Agora building.

From the inside out, Valencia’s Agora is an impressive building that is somewhat overshadowed by others like the Oceanographic museum.

It’s been conceived as a multipurpose space and it’s been the home of events such as the Campus Party and Valencia’s Fashion Week.

At the Umbracle

Astronomy garden and Art promenade

12 different features introduce the general public to basic principles of astronomy in the City of Arts and Sciences Astronomy Garden located in the Umbracle walkway.

There’s also the Art promenade, a free access space that houses large format art exhibitions, mainly sculptures.

More info on the Umbracle‘s dedicated page.

Ideal for the Summer

Outdoor activities

If the weather allows it, you can enjoy several outdoor activities such as water bikes/balls and kayaking at the City of Arts and Sciences’ lake.

The first one for 5€ every 10 mins and the second one, 2,5€ every 10 minutes.

One of the most famous outdoor activities are shows performed by Berklee’s College of Music which are completely free of charge.

Events & exhibits

Permanent and temporary

City of Arts Valencia
7 Profesor López Piñero Avenue

Contact City of Arts and Sciences

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(+34) 902 10 00 31
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