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  • Address: Autopista del Saler, Valencia 46013, Spain
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Valencia City of the Arts & Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) Tours

Situated along Valencia’s old Turia riverbed, the visually striking City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias) was the work of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The spectacular architecture is just part of the appeal of the futuristic complex, home to a science museum, planetarium, and more—all popular with families.

The Basics
You haven’t seen Valencia until you’ve seen its City of the Arts and Sciences, an icon in the Spanish city. The site encompasses the Prince Philip Science Museum, Hemispheric Planetarium (with its own IMAX cinema), Oceanographic Park (Oceanografic), and the Palace of the Arts (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia). You can purchase solo tickets for each individual attraction within the park, or save on combo tickets to two or more of the buildings. It’s also possible to see the attraction on a guided tour of Valencia, which might include other experiences like rooftop wine tasting, a Segway sightseeing tour, or a guided bike ride through the city, depending on the option you choose.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The City of Arts and Sciences is a must-see for architecture buffs and families.
  • Choose between a single attraction ticket or a combo ticket with access to the science museum, aquarium, and planetarium.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and water, as much of the complex is outside without much shade.
  • The City of the Arts and Sciences is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The Valencia City of Arts and Sciences is southeast of central Valencia. Buses run here from the center of town, and the Alameda metro stop is a 15-minute walk from the complex.

When to Get There
The City of Arts and Sciences is open throughout the year. To best enjoy the outdoor architecture, plan to visit in the morning or evening to avoid the heat; expect daily highs around 95°F (35°C) during July and August.

Visiting the City of Arts and Sciences
While it’s possible to experience all of the City of Arts and Sciences’ attractions in a single day, it’s recommended to dedicate at least two days if you want to see everything. A typical visit to the science museum takes about three hours, while the aquarium takes four, depending on how many shows you plan to see. Individual sessions at the planetarium last about 45 to 50 minutes.

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Valencia Shore Excursion: City of the Arts and Sciences and Central Market with Rooftop Wine ... 
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Valencia Shore Excursion: City of the Arts and Sciences and Central Market with Rooftop Wine Tasting and Tapas

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We will first travel to Valencia Old Town and visit Church of San Nicolas and Central Market, which are a must in the moment. Subsequently, we combine a visit ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.13
Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences Tour, Valencia, Food Tours
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Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences Tour

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This tour's route is specific to go around the whole City of the Arts and the Sciences, the most modern part of Valencia. The combined ticket lets know several ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.79
Lladro Factory Visit with Transfers, Valencia, Cultural Tours
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Lladro Factory Visit with Transfers

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Private visit to Lladró factory in Valencia, where you will be able to admire their skillful craft of ceramics.

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $465.33
Valencia Arts and Sciences Segway Tour, Valencia, Day Trips
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Valencia Arts and Sciences Segway Tour

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Explore the amazing City of Arts and Sciences, one of the most important cultural and architectonic sites and one of the 12 treasures of Spain. On this route ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.79
4-Hour Valencia Private Tour with transport, Valencia, Segway Tours
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4-Hour Valencia Private Tour with transport

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Discover the capital of the Valencian province in this 4-hour private tour. Pass by the city's main monuments and landmarks and let your guide know which ones ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $465.33
Valencia Shore Excursion: City of Arts and Sciences with Rooftop Albufera Wine Tasting, Valencia, ... 
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Valencia Shore Excursion: City of Arts and Sciences with Rooftop Albufera Wine Tasting

Your tour will begin with a visit to the Albufera Natural Park, just 10 minutes away from the city. Next, continue into the “modern city” and enjoy a tapas ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.81
9-Day Best of Spain Tour Including Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona, ... 
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9-Day Best of Spain Tour Including Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona

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Experience the best of Spain on this 9-day tour from Madrid. See famous Park Güell in Barcelona; visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace and ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 9 days (approx.)

From USD $1,297.44
Valencia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Oceanographic Aquarium Ticket, Valencia, Multi-day Tours
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Valencia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Oceanographic Aquarium Ticket

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Explore vibrant Valencia with a 24-hour ticket aboard a hop-on hop-off bus tour. As you travel around the city in an open-top, double-decker bus, create your ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $20.03
Valencia Bike Tour, Valencia, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Valencia Bike Tour

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Discover Valencia by bicycle! Whether it's your first or fifth time in Spain, this bike tour is the perfect way to travel from site to site at a leisurely ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.45
Valencia Segway Tour, Valencia, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Valencia Segway Tour

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The Historic City Centre, Gardens of Turia and the City of Arts and Sciences. Enjoy the past and present time of Valencia in the same route.    

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $88.35

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