Valencia is home to an unparalleled cultural and educational complex: the City of Arts and Sciences. A destination that combines science, art, technology and nature in an unprecedented leisure and learning proposal.
From Botánico Coworking, we guide you through this space of knowledge and fun, where every corner promises an unforgettable experience.
Discover the City of Arts and Sciences
This cultural and scientific dissemination center is the most impressive in Europe, with a futuristic architectural design that will take your breath away.
It consists of 6 monumental structures, each with its own character and purpose, designed to ignite the spark of knowledge and curiosity.
The 6 pavilions are a fusion of form and function, offering an interactive setting that challenges and delights in equal measure. Located along the old bed of the Turia River, the City of Arts and Sciences is one of the most important approximately 2 kilometers of ingenuity and splendor.the work of the renowned architect Santiago Calatravawhose creations merge with the Mediterranean light in a dance of shadows and reflections.
What to see in the City of Arts and Sciences
Each space within the complex offers a wide range of activities ranging from art and technology to science and nature, with exhibitions, workshops, screenings and much more.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
With a height of 70 meters and a surface area of approximately 37,000 m2, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía is a majestic architectural work of enormous curved surfaces.
This architectural icon is not only a visual feast, but also a world-famous performing arts center. It offers guided tours and the possibility of attending rehearsals, in addition to a program of first-class concerts and shows.
Oceanogràfic, an underwater world
For educational, scientific and entertainment purposes, Oceanogràfic is the largest marine park in Europe. Its building, of more than 110,000 m 2 has a spectacular roof that resembles the flower of a water lily. It is one of the essential things to see in the City of Arts and Sciences.
At the Oceanogràfic, you will embark on a fascinating immersion in the most representative marine ecosystems of the planet. It is an invitation to discover an aquatic universe inhabited by more than 40,000 species.
Let yourself be carried by the current as you go through the underwater tunnel, see sharks and dolphins just a crystal clear window away, and experience the wonder of the ocean at its best. Each ticket provides access to different experiences, allowing you to customize your underwater adventure.
Hemisfèric: realism in 3D
The Hemisfèric holds the honor of being the pioneer in receiving visitors to the City of Arts and Sciences. Its dome-shaped design emulates a large open eye, symbolizing our window to knowledge and understanding. Inside, an impressive 900 m2 concave screen is deployed as a canvas for 3D digital cinema.
In this emblematic space, films and documentaries that capture the essence of science and technology with a sharpness and brilliance that verges on reality are shown daily, as well as shows and films for children’s audiences. Choose your screening of interest from the wide selection available and secure your ticket, which includes the use of active 3D glasses for a complete experience.
Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe: science and entertainment
The Museu de les Ciències is dedicated to making science and technology accessible and attractive to all ages, from children to adults. This temple of knowledge occupies an avant-garde space of more than 40,000 m2, marked by a succession of iconic concrete profiles, another jewel in the architectural crown of the City of Arts and Sciences.
It invites direct interaction: here, touching, playing and exploring are encouraged to discover the secrets of science in a playful and educational way. It is a museum that celebrates active learning, involving you in a scientific experience through fun.
Tickets allow you not only to access the exhibits, but also to participate in hands-on science workshops. For those who wish to begin their scientific journey, access to the first floor is completely free of charge.
Umbracle: an urban oasis that invites you to immerse yourself in nature
With more than 14,000 m^2 of extension, this garden exhibits a rich collection of flora from the Mediterranean region and tropical zones. Access is completely free and offers spectacular panoramic views of the City of Arts and Sciences.
Inside Umbracle, there is the Garden of Astronomy, a place where astronomical knowledge meets the natural environment, also free of charge. Don’t miss the Art Walk, where you can admire significant contemporary sculptures. And for lovers of summer nights, the Umbracle terrace becomes an ideal place to enjoy a drink with stunning views of the cityscape.
Agora: the cultural heart of Valencia
The Agora stands out as a multi-purpose center designed to host a wide range of events, from conventions and congresses to shows and concerts, thus offering a dynamic space for meetings and culture. Its elliptical and pointed architecture embraces a wide interior plaza, creating an open and welcoming atmosphere.
This venue is home to the renowned CaixaForum Valencia, a hub of international cultural activity. Complementing its impressive design, the Agora is framed by two serene lakes, adding an element of tranquility and natural beauty to the surroundings.
Buy your tickets
To immerse yourself in a renewing educational experience, you can get your tickets for the City of Arts and Sciences through the links provided:
- Guided tours of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia from 9 to 12 euros.
- Príncipe Felipe Science Museum: from 6,70 to 8,70 euros.
- Oceanogràfic: from 25 to 33,9 euros. This link also offers options for individual experiences inside the Oceanogràfic.
- Hemisfèric: from 6,70 to 8,70 euros.
You can also opt for combined tickets to explore multiple spaces of this cultural complex through the same links.
Location and access to the City of Arts and Sciences
Located on the final stretch of the historic Turia River, the City of Arts and Sciences is just a short walk from the historic heart of Valencia.
Getting there is easy and straightforward:
- By car: The City of Arts and Sciences is accessible via the A-7 highway that runs through Valencia. From Madrid, the A3 highway will take you directly to the city, and if you are coming from Castilla-León or Aragón, the national route 234 is your best option.
- By plane: Manises International Airport is just 8 km from the center of Valencia, putting the city and this cultural complex just a few minutes after your landing.
- Traveling by Metro to the City of Arts and Sciences: to reach the City of Arts and Sciences by Metro, line 10 is your direct route. If you are closer to lines 3 or 5, both offer stops close to the cultural complex.
Parking Options at the City of Arts and Sciences
If you decide to visit the City of Arts and Sciences by car, you can park comfortably in the public parking lot located under the Umbracle. The standard price is 2,30 €/h. However, when you purchase your ticket to any of the spaces in the complex, you can benefit from a flat rate of 7 euros for the whole day. For added convenience, there are also nearby parking options where it is possible to reserve a parking space in advance.
How to get from Botánico Coworking
From Botánico Coworking, reaching the City of Arts and Sciences is a pleasant 30-minute walk across the beautiful Turia Garden.
Alternatively, you can take the 92 bus line that will drop you steps away from this iconic complex. If you prefer the convenience of a car, the drive is only 10 minutes, and parking is available under the Umbracle.
With all this in mind, Valencia invites you to immerse yourself in a world of knowledge and entertainment. Come and be amazed by the City of Arts and Sciences!