Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

Av. del Professor López Piñero, 7, 46013 València, Valencia, Spain

The City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) is one of Valencia’s must-see spots and an ideal place to relax. Located just outside the city center, the buildings provide a modern contrast to Valencia’s old, winding streets. Come to watch tennis matches or enjoy how the lights shimmer at night. One of the building’s lights reflect in the adjacent pool, making it look like a giant eye.

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La Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias de Valencia

The city of Arts and Sciences in Valencia is truly out of the world. Right adjacent to a historic, gothic city core is the modern, space-aged space. The juxtaposition of the two can seem odd, but somehow, Valencia pulls it off. Walking around the modern architecture is a great way to see a different side of this city.

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Take half a day while in Valencia and walk about the City of Arts and Sciences. I spent hours appreciating the lines, light and reflections around the center. This is merely a foot bridge after all.

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It was refreshing to sit and watch people’s interest in the Arts and Sciences buildings from afar. There were endless selfies and family portraits being taken, however there were times of solace among the crowds. This area of Valencia should definitely be on your itinerary when in Spain.

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