Travel Spotting: The City Of Arts And Sciences In Valencia, Spain

L'Hemisfèric city of arts and sciences spain


In case you have never heard of it, the City of Arts and Sciences in an entertainment complex located in Valencia, Spain. It is basically a bunch of architecturally spectacular buildings that serve as the cultural center for the city. The City is situated in a former riverbed (the river Turia), which was drained and rerouted after a devastating flood in 1957. In case you don’t believe me about it being architecturally spectacular, here are some facts and pics:

El Museo de les Ciences Principe Felipe is an interactive science museum that was build to resemble the skeleton of a whale.

L’Hemisfèric is an Imax theater, Planetarium and Laserium, built to look like a giant eye. The Hemesferic is considered the centerpiece of the City of Arts and Sciences, and is known as the “eye of knowledge”.

L’Umbracle  is a landscaped walkway chock full of plant species indigenous to Valencia (crazy plant-life such as: rockrose, lentisca, romero, lavender, honeysuckle, bougainvillea, palm tree). L’Umbracle also houses “The walk of sculptures”, an outdoor gallery featuring sculptures from contemporary artists.

L’Oceanogràfic  is an open-air oceanographic park. L’Oceanografic is the largest ocean aquarium in Europe with 110,000 square meters and 42 million liters of water. I would convert that to feet and gallons, but I’m too pretty to be good at math. The park was designed in the shape of a giant water lily, which makes sense since water lilies live in the ocean, and everything.

L'Oceanografic Valencia Spain


El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe

El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe





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