Valencia's Ciudad de la Artes

This futuristic set of buildings is Valencia, Spain’s stunning Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, or City of Arts and Sciences. Designed by local architects Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, the project symbolizes the city government’s vision to establish itself as a principal tourist destination.

On the left is the Queen Sofia Palace of the Arts, the opera house which opened in 2005. To the right front of that is Hemisfèric, an Imax Cinema and Planetarium.

Text and photo by Stephen Bugno

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