City of Arts and Sciences

If you are going on holiday to Valencia, then you might be interested in more information about the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, The City of Arts and Sciences. Tours Valencia offers information about the different buildings, but also about opening hours, ticket prices and more. Definitely one of Valencia’s major highlights and really worth visiting.

General information

The “Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias”, or City of Arts and Sciences was designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. The City of Arts and Sciences is a complex which exists of 6 artistic buildings/projects, namely: L’Umbracle, Palau de les Arts, L’Oceanogràfic, L’Hemisfèric, Museo de las Ciencias and Agora.

The building of this complex started in 1989 and the opening of the last building, Agora, was in November 2009 during the Valencia Open 500 ATP.

The reductions goes for every building:

  • Children between 4 – 12 years old
  • 65+ (with proof)
  • Disabled (with proof)
  • Free for children between (with proof)
  • Different reduction rate for students
  • Different reduction rate for groups with over 20 persons



The L’Umbracle is a garden with palm trees, plants and flowers and an open metal cupola is covering the beautiful garden. During the summer months, a part of the L’Umbracle is often used for parties. If you want to know more about this stylish open air disco/lounge, have a look at L’Umbracle.
Price: free
Opening hours:Monday to Sunday 8:00 to 00:30


Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía

In the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía are often different types of performances as opera and zarzuela. The building possesses great acoustic.For more information about the actual events and performances see Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía.
Price: depends on the performance.
Opening hours: depend on the performance

Palau de les arts


In the Oceanogràfic you can find many different kinds of species. It is the largest aquarium in Europe and if you would like to see a large variety of fishes, crabs, seals, sharks you probably want to visit this beautiful park. Furthermore there is a daily dolphin show.
Price: Adults: €28,50
Reduced: €21,50
Opening hours: Usually from 10:00 to 18.00, and in the high season even from 10.00 to 00.00.
Order your tickets here!



In the L’Hemisfèric you can see various interesting movies with the newest technology. This IMAX 3D cinema has the shape of an eye. Before the movie starts, you will receive earphones and then you are able to choose a language. (English, French, Spanish or Valenciano) For more information you can have a look at L’Hemisfèric.

Price: Adults:€ 8,80
Reduced: € 6,85
Students: €7,45
Groups: €6,40
Opening hours: 11:00 to 20:00 depending on the movie.


Museo de las Ciencias

In this museum you can experiment with technology. In an interactive way you will learn a lot about Science and technology. For more information see Museo de las Ciencias.

Adults: €8,00
Reduced: €6,20
Students: €6,80
Groups: €5,80
Opening hours: In low season from 10:00 to 18:00 and in high season from 10:00 to 21:00.
Order your tickets here!

Museo de las ciencias


In 2009, the Agora building was first opened during a well known tennis tournament. Maximum 6000 people can sit in this modern building. This building is only open for events.


  • You can discover all the stories behind these buildings and their designer by booking our guided tour in the City of Arts and Sciences. For more information see CAC tour.
  • Are you planning to visit every part of the Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias complex or various parts? Then you might want to buy a combined ticket. This ticket is normally cheaper than to buy separate tickets. For the actual prices, have a look at Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias.
  • Keep in mind that in various parts of the complex it is also possible to have a guided tour.


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