About Ciudad de las Artesy las Ciencias

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias translates literally as the city of arts and sciences. This entertainment, culture, science and architectural center, certainly seems to be a city unto itself. Located in Valencia, it is one of the largest installations of its kind. and is considered to be one of the 12 treasures of Spain. Here you'll find hands-on science exhibits, an aquarium, art installations, an IMAX theatre, a planetarium, an opera house and so much more. 

The incredible architecture of the buildings expresses what is to be found inside. For example, the dome-shaped Hemispheric, which resembles a giant eye, houses an IMAX theatre, a planetarium, and a laserium. This was the first building to open here in 1998, while construction on the other buildings continued. El Museu de Les Ciencias Principe Felipe, whose architecture resembles a big whale skeleton, opened next. This futuristic-looking building holds an enormous science museum with hands-on exhibits. The site now includes L' Umbracle, an open-air walkway lined with sculptures and plants, and L'Oceanographic, built in the shape of a water lily, which houses the largest oceanic aquarium in Europe. The most recent building to open was El Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia — the Sofia opera house. Whether your interest is science, the performing arts, or culture, the Ciudad de las Artes is sure to deliver.

Must See

  • Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia 
  • Hemispheric
  • Museo De Las Ciencias Principe Felipe
  • Agora
  • Oceanographic

How to reach

By Bus:

16 minutes

Line 13 Bus:

20 minutes and costs 1.50 Euros

Line 35 Bus:

22 minutes and costs 1.50 Euros

By Taxi:

5 minutes and costs 7.81 to 10.21 Euros

By Uber:

5 minutes and costs 10.21 to 13.22 Euros

By Walk:

34 minutes 


  • This major tourist attraction is unlike others, as here you need to have at least a whole day, if not three, to explore the different attractions here
  • Try to book tickets online for your own convenience 
  • Don't miss out on the suspension bridge
  • There are shopping centres and restaurants around as well
  • It is such a time-consuming site, with so much to offer, so plan before visiting
  • You can go shopping at a very big mall situated here
  • Make sure to visit the shark tunnel which is an incredible experience 
  • Do not forget to watch the Dolphin show 

Visit Time

Sunday:            10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Monday:           10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Tuesday:          10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Wednesday:     10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Thursday:         10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Friday:              10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Saturday:          10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

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Waiting Time

1 hour


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Entrance Fee


Children between 0 to 3 years:                         Free


Hemispheric:                                                     8 Euros

Science Museum:                                             8 Euros

Oceanographic:                                               30.70 Euros

A combined ticket can be used for

 two-three consecutive days:                           38.20 Euros

Hemispheric + Science Museum:                    12 Euros

Hemispheric + Oceanographic                        32.20 Euros

Science Museum + Oceanographic:               32.20 Euros

For children between 4 to 12 years and 

senior citizens above 65:

Hemispheric:                                                      6.20 Euros

Science Museum:                                              6.20 Euros

Oceanographic:                                               22.90 Euros

Combined ticket valid for two to three

 consecutive days:                                           28.80 Euros

Hemispheric + Science Museum:                      9.30 Euros

Hemisphere + Oceanographic:                        24.20 Euros

Science Museum + Oceanographic:                24.20 Euros

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Time you can spend

Be prepared to arrive early and spend the entire day here, as there are endless things to see and explore


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