Valencia, Spain (1) – Ciutat les Arts

Due to an early arrival into Valencia, our hotel room was not available for a couple of hours.  To occupy our time, the hotel receptionist recommended we take a walk to Jardines del Turia located a short distance away.

Not only did we find beautiful greenery but four unique buildings located at the bottom end of the park.  A complex devoted to science and culture, these interesting structures was designed by Santiago Calatrava.  I was aware of this place and had planned on seeking it out during our four-day visit.  I didn’t think I would find it accidentally on our first day.

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia – opera house and performing arts center

Pont de Montolivet bridge – allows traffic to flow over without disturbing the waterways and walkways below

Under the Pont de Montolivet bridge

L’Hemisferic –  an IMAX cinema, planetarium and laserium

El Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe

School excursion to the Museum

Interior of Museum

Interior of Museum

Agora – covered plaza for concerts and sporting events

El Pont de L’Assut de l’Or – white cable bridge

L’Umbracle – an open garden landscape over the car park

3 thoughts on “Valencia, Spain (1) – Ciutat les Arts

  1. Wow. Bilbao gets all the architectural press because of the Gerry desugned Gallery. This guys need to follow in the footsteps. I Han no idea this was there. makes Valencia even more interesting!

  2. Pingback: Valencia, Spain (5) – Jardines del Turia | The Prosaic Traveller

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