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La Albufera in Valencia during a tour

La Albufera

Check out our full guide to the La Albufera in Valencia. a spectacular as nature park, located just south of the center of the city of Valencia. … Read More

L’Oceanogràfic - Valencias amazing oceanographic

L’Oceanogràfic in Valencia

Check out our full guide to the L’Oceanogràfic in Valencia. L’Oceanogràfic is the largest aquarium in Europe and an essential visits while in Valencia … Read More

La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is a large complex dedicated, as the name indicates to the arts and sciences. This complex features several ultra-modern buildings and structures, each specializing in something different: performing arts, botany, marine biology, etc. This city is located within the spectacular city of Valencia and it is one of it’s main attractions. It was built on what was once the riverbed of the Turia River. The river was drained and rerouted after a catastrophic flood in 1957. After that, the area was converted into a park. Then, in 1996, two of Spain’s most renowned architects were commissioned to design, what would become, the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia. The first piece to be completed was the Hemisfèric, which opened its doors in 1998. The Palau de las Artes Reina Sofia was the last major building to be inaugurated in 2005, and the project was fully completed in 2009. The project’s original budget was €300 million, but it ended up costing 3 times that amount.

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

Check out our guide to the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, an essential stop if you are visiting Valencia. Here you will find all the info you need. … Read More