Valencia is an ideal destination to spend a weekend with your partner, family or friends; you can discover many museums, between classic and modern. Hire a bike and enjoy the Skyline from the harbor and the Citadel of Arts and Sciences! There is no Weekend in Valencia that does not include a visit to the majestic complex of the City of Arts and Sciences. A real city in the city. Five structures, divided into three thematic areas: art, science, nature. The complex is located in the southern part of the metropolitan area, extending for the most part on the Turia bed. The original style that is well suited to the context is the merit of architect Calatrava.
Therefore it is impossible to visit them. Of these, we certainly recommend the Valencia Oceanographic Park.
The Oceanographic is the largest aquarium in Europe, capable of hosting 45.000 living beings belonging to 500 different species. The main marine ecosystems of the planet have been reproduced inside it.
The futuristic architecture, the distribution of various aquariums and the scientific, educational and educational vocation of this place are able to bring people closer to the marine world and to raise awareness on the protection of its flora and fauna, also serving as a basis for scientific research.
The Oceanografic Valencia is composed of several buildings, where the most important ecosystems of each of the seas and oceans of the planet have been recreated.
Travel through the Mediterranean, the wetlands of the world, the temperate and tropical seas, the Antarctic, the Arctic, the oceans of the world, and even the Red Sea. Only the Dolphinarium contains more than 24 million liters of water, reaching a depth of 10,5 meters.
The Oceanografic Valencia, and the Complex of the City of Arts and Sciences, are not far from the center, easily accessible by public transport. The complex is reached, with the 3 and 5 lines of the metro, getting off at the stop Mall, and continuing for about 10 minutes on foot. Or, by bus, with numerous lines, including 19, 35, 40, 95. Not recommended to use the car.
The CIUTAT DE LES ARTS Y LES CIÈNCES Complex is open every day, including holidays at the following times:
from 10/09 to 29/06, from Monday to Thursday, from 10:00 to 18:00; from Friday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 19:00.
From the 30/06 to the 09/09, from the 10:00 to the 21:00.
Times may vary and therefore it is always preferable to check in advance about the closing time of the facility.
The admission fee at full fare, costs 31.30€ per person. Children from 4 to 12 years, senior over 65, retired and disabled, pay the reduced rate of €23.30. Free for children up to 3 years. For Cinema 4D there is a supplement of € 3.00.
There are also combined tickets for access to multiple facilities, which allow you to obtain extremely advantageous rates, if combined with the Oceanographic Park. Here is the detail:
On the official website, you can buy your priority entry tickets from the comfort of your home. Simply print the coupon and you will avoid annoying queues at the ticket office and at the entrance. RATES DO NOT APPLY TO THE PRICE.