7 Huge and Magnificent Buildings in Valencia, Some Look Like Whales!

7 Huge and Magnificent Buildings in Valencia, Spain

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, after Madrid and Barcelona. Many things can be done while on vacation in this city, one of which is by visiting Ciutat de les Arts I les Ciències in Indonesian which means the City of Arts and Sciences.

On Valencia Community day, this modern tourist attraction was inaugurated. Precisely on October 9, 2005. Designed by Spanish architects Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela, to provide modern entertainment with educational value to visitors. It is proven by the futuristic architecture of the building and provides entertainment that is packaged to increase knowledge.

Walking in this place is fun, you know. Our eyes will be amazed by the unusual shape of the building. What’s the matter? Come on, let’s take a peek! Let’s not get curious.

  1. Hemispheric

The first building in the City of Arts and Sciences was inaugurated in 1998. The spectacular construction of this building was designed by Santiago Calatrava. With a design resembling an eye and on the inside there is a large ball which is a projection space.

Hemispheric consists of the IMAX Theatre, Planetarium, and Laserium. The IMAX theater in the Hemisferic shows films such as Born To Be Wild, Hubble, Flying Monster 3D, Sea Monsters, and Evolution. Born To Be Wild, one of the films that shows the exploration of the Meadows in Kenya and the Borneo Forest of our country, you know.

The screening of this film is intended for visitors to know the work of people who save Orangutans and Elephants, two endangered species.

  1. El Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe

In 2000, the next building followed, namely El Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe which was designed to resemble a whale skeleton. This building is an interactive science museum located in the City of Arts and Sciences.

The first floor of the museum has a great view of Turia Park, which surrounds the museum. The second-floor area is filled with a science exhibition-themed “The Legacy of Science” created by researchers. And on the third floor is known as “Chromosome Forest” which shows the human DNA sequence.

  1. L’Umbracle

The third area in the City of Arts and Sciences is an open area or garden decorated with elegant furniture and sculptures that manage to bring a unique sensation to visitors. In addition, visitors can also enjoy the beauty of the flowers of species native to the city of Valencia such as Rockrose, Lentisca, Rosemary, Lavender, Honeysuckle, Bougainvillea, and palm trees.

The location of L’Umbracle at the entrance to the City of Arts and Sciences impresses visitors by providing a futuristic and elegant building design and an unforgettable first impression.

  1. L’Oceanografic

This building was founded in 2003. An open oceanographic park designed by Felix Candela. The design of the building has a concept like the shape of a water lily, and this place is also the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe.

The aquarium is home to more than 500 different species including dolphins, Beluga whales, swordfish, jellyfish, starfish, sea urchins, walruses, sea lions, seals, penguins, turtles, sharks, and stingrays. There are also bird species that can be seen by visitors.

  1. El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia

El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia is an opera house and performing arts center consisting of the main hall, magisterial classes, amphitheater, and camera theater. The building was inaugurated by Queen Sofia in October 2005.

This spectacular building was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava and dedicated to promoting the performing arts. With a building length of 55,000 square meters, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia is expected to be one of the best international venues for theatre, dance, opera, and music concerts.

The arts held here include opera, zarzuela, classical ballet, contemporary dance, symphonic music, musicals, and theater.

  1. Assut de l’Or Bridge

The Assut de l’Or Bridge is a stunning white single-pylon cable-stayed bridge in the City of Arts and Sciences. Designed by Valencian architect and civil engineer Santiago Calatrava, the bridge was completed in December 2008. The name l’Assut de l’Or means golden dam.

This bridge beautifies the area and many visitors capture the moment with family and relatives to take photos in this place.

  1. L’Agora

L’Agora is one of the buildings designed to host various events such as concerts, shows, exhibitions, conventions, congress performances, and international sporting meetings. Many important events have been held in this building, such as the Freestyle Burn Spanish Cup in 2010 and the Christmas Special Program. The structure of the building is designed to resemble a pointed ellipse.

Wow, that’s cool. Vacation while gaining knowledge. Hopefully, there will be more educational places!