Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (L’Hemisfèric)
Photographed by Yannick Wegner
Designed by Santiago Calitrava and Felix Candela

Cuidad de las Artes (Translation: City of Arts and Sciences) is the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia. You’ll find this entertainment-based and architectural complex at the end of the former riverbed of the river Turia.

The following Buildings contribute to the Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias

  • L’Hemisfèric - An Imax Cinema, Planetarium and Laserium 
  • El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe - Interactive Museum of Science
  • L’umbracle -  A Landscape Walk
  • L’Oceanogràfic - An Open-Air Oceanographic Park
  • El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia - An Opera House
  • El Pont de l’Assut de l’Or - A Suspension Bridge
  • L’Àgora - Covered Plaza
  • Torres de València - Plans of three skyscrapers of 308, 266 and 220m. The possibility of the construction to begin is unlikely at this stage.

Construction began: July 1996
Inaugurated: April 16, 1998                                                                        

Last Major Complex Completion Date: Presented on October 9, 2005