Valencia is also a cutting-edge city, and nothing better represents this facet than the City of Arts and Sciences. This impressive complex, designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, is composed of several futuristic buildings that look like they’re straight out of a science fiction movie.
The Queen Sofia Palace of the Arts, with its design evoking a ship’s hull, is a center dedicated to music and performing arts. The Hemisfèric, with its eye shape, houses an IMAX cinema and a planetarium. The Prince Felipe Science Museum, with its structure reminiscent of a dinosaur skeleton, is an interactive science museum. And the Oceanogràfic, designed as a series of islands, is one of the largest aquariums in Europe.
This cultural and scientific complex is a symbol of 21st century Valencia, a city that looks towards the future without forgetting its past.