Discover the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia

city of arts and science in valencia

Thinking of making a visit to the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia? Art, science, architecture and cultural leisure are waiting for you. We'll tell you!

Art, science, architecture and cultural leisure ... The Turia riverbed is home to this large complex which is now considered one of the most important tourist attractions in Valencia. More than 349,000 square meters of open spaces and modern buildings await visitors from all over the world to exchange the magic of knowledge.

City of Arts and Sciences: What to see and do?

Did you know that this scientific and leisure center houses six different spaces that make up a whole never before seen in Europe? Architect Santiago de Calatrava designed a city which, looking to the future, aims to show its commitment to the world of knowledge and the avant-garde.

If you are wondering what you can see in the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia, take note and choose your perfect itinerary:


An explicit sample of the organicist character of the controversial Calatrava. This building emulates a wise eye with vaulted eyelids, capped by a futuristic helmet. Evocative, right?

What will you find inside this great human eye? A Planetarium which displays the galaxy, the secrets of the constellations and which will transport you to the surface of Mars. Shall we take a look at the heavens?

The Science Museum

An interactive space focused on science, technology and knowledge of life. Its motto? A true declaration of intent that sends a clear message to its visitors: 'it is prohibited not to touch, not to think, not to feel'.

This museum, in the shape of a dinosaur skeleton, presents an ever-changing program of exhibits which focus on interactive approaches to scientific dissemination. We invite you to take a look at the active exhibitions during your visit to Valencia.


This lily-shaped building owes its impressive concrete roofing to the architect Felix Candela. A magical space of water and wildlife in which nearly 500 species live in a giant aquarium; Without a doubt, the largest in Europe.

Reserve four hours of your tourism time in Valencia to witness how marine life interacts and develops.

Palau de les Arts

Steel and glass give life to a construction reminiscent of a beached ship. Theater, dance, opera and chamber music have a privileged place in which to be expressed.

If you are a follower of the performing arts, this multidisciplinary space is waiting for you in the City of Arts and Sciences.

The Agora

Named after the ancient Greek word for town square, to accommodate events and meetings of different kinds, this 70m high space comprises an area of 5000m2. From concerts to exhibitions or conventions. What differenciates this building from the rest? Well, look up at the sky!

How to get to the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia?

Reaching the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia does not involve any difficulty. Located near the historic center, it stands proud on the last stretch of the old Turia riverbed.

Before scheduling your visit, find out how to get there:

If you come by road: the A-7 and A-3 motorways, or national roads 340 and 234, facilitate access to the city. You must choose one or the other option depending on your place of origin.

Are you coming by train? Here’s how to get there: From the two stations of Valencia you can reach the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia through different public transport options. If your stop is at El Cabanyal Station, you can access the complex through Bus Line number 1. On the other hand, if you arrive in Valencia at the North Station, you will arrive comfortably by taking the bus line 35 or the Metro (Lines 3 and 5).

Arrival in Valencia by AVE. If this has been your travel option you will have access to free buses that will bring you closer to the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia at different times.

Arrival in Valencia by bus: you are very close to your destination. Cross the river and take bus number 95.

By boat: if you enter the city of Valencia by sea, you will not have difficulty accessing this tourist spot. You can get there by urban bus (Line number 19) or by Metro (Line 5 - Neptune Station). If you opt for the second, you must get off at Alameda Station and walk 15 minutes.

By air: if you have landed in Valencia, it will not take you long to get to the city from the Manises International Airport, which is about 8km from the town center. Take Metro line 5 from the airport to Alameda Station, a 15-minute walk and you will witness how this playful scenario marks the horizon!

If you go before leaving your luggage for your HQRooms room, ask our staff. We can give you information about the schedules, rates and tickets of the City of Arts and Sciences. 

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