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


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. For more information, check this page.


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.

Adults:€ 8,80
Reduced: € 6,85
Students: €7,45
Groups: €6,40

Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday: 11.00 to 20.00 (depending on the movie)


If you are in Valencia it is a must-do to go to the biggest aquarium in Europe. In L’Oceanogràfic you see more than 500 species and 40.000 sea animals! There are twelve habitats and a few special activities. For ticket prices, opening hours and more information, go to L’Oceanogràfic.


Not looking forward to wait in the queue of Oceanogràfic to buy your tickets? Here is the solution! Order your tickets in advance, so you can admire those beautiful animals as soon as possible. You’ll receive the tickets within 24 hours in your mail inbox, so don’t forget to take them with you to Oceanogràfic!

Order your tickets here below. Enjoy your visit!



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.

Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday: 8.00 to 0.30 hour

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: 10.00-18.00 hour
In high season: 10.00-21.00 hour


This super cool museum is easy to visit, thanks to these tickets. No waiting lines! Skip the queue and enjoy everything that Museo de las Ciencias has to offer!

Order your tickets here!

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia is one of the six buildings in Ciudad de lasArtes y lasCiencias. This building is also known as the Opera of Valencia. For more information you can go to this page.


– 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.
– Keep in mind that in various parts of the complex it is also possible to have a guided tour.

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