City of Arts and Sciences

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General Information

The City of Arts and Sciences is a multipurpose complex in the city of Valencia, Spain. The cultural and architectural-based complex is dedicated to entertainment and houses a museum, cinema, aquarium and a theatre amongst other things. The complex was built at the end of the former riverbed of the Turia river, it was designed by Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela and the first building was opened in 1998. The last building that makes up the complex was opened in 2005. The complex is part of the 12 Treasures of Spain. 

Getting there

With the complex being a fairly modern build, transport links to the sight are fairly good. By bus, take the 19, 35, 95 or 40 to the complex. By metro, take either line 3 or 5 to the ‘Alameda’ stop which is a 10-minute walk away from the sight.

Opening Times and Admission

The complex is open for the public to walk around at all hours for free, the actual buildings though are on time schedules and it is advised to look up these opening times in advance to be sure to be allowed access into those buildings, such as the aquarium or museum.

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