City of Arts & Sciences Tour with Rooftop Wine & Tapas
- Small group
- Duration: 4 hours
Valencia's ethereal City of Arts and Sciences consists of eight gleaming white structures amidst a sunken park. Their uncoventional futuristic designs, created by famed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, have made this City a celebrated treasure of Spain.
This planetarium was the first building to open in 1998, and its curious form reflects an opened eye. For an ultimate IMAX moment, watch a film on its 9,687-square-foot screen.
After admiring lush vegetation under soaring arches and strolling down the Art Promenade, gain hands-on knowledge about the universe at The Garden of Astronomy.
Named after Spain's Prince Felipe, who is now king, the center hosts seasonal exhibitions and an interactive look at science, technology and the environment.
The Oceanogràfic illustrates the world's main ecosystems with 45,000 marine animals from 500 different species. There's even an underwater restaurant for a deep-sea dining experience.
Named after Spain's Queen Sofia in 2005, the avant-garde opera house comprises four cultural venues for music and theater. The Main Hall can seat up to 1,400 people.
You can either purchase tickets for the one place you'd like to visit (Hemisfèric €8, Oceanogràfic €27,90, Science Museum €8), or mix and match the sites with a packaged price. You can book all three for €32, which includes a 10% discount when booking online. When selecting the Hemisfèric, you'll need to choose one film session you'd like to watch. You can buy all tickets online for a specific date.
During the medium-high season (April 2 - July 12), the Oceanogràfic opens daily at 10:00 am and closes at 8:00 pm, and until 12 midnight from July 17 - Aug. 31. Closing times are different for low and medium seasons. During the high season (July 1 - Sept. 6) the Science Museum opens daily from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm. Closing times vary according to the low and medium seasons. To see an IMAX film at the Hemisfèric check listings for show times.
Tours take place on weekends and bank holidays and are subject to a minimum number of bookings per tour. The cost is €8, and you can purchase a ticket in advance online by 1:30 pm on the Friday before the weekend at the latest.
The City of the Arts and Sciences is fairly close to Valencia's center. Take metro lines 1 or 5 to Alameda station; it's a 15-minute walk from there. City bus lines 1, 13, 14, 15, 19, 35, 40, and 95 go directly to the City.
This was one of the best tours I have been on. It really was the highlight of our stay in Valencia. We all loved the beauty & innovation at them city of arts & sciences’. Then we discovered new wines from this beautiful region accompanied with exquisite tapas & the view from the location was breathtaking
Worth every penny! Lara is a wonderful tour guide, and made everyone in our group feel so welcome. The food was unbelievable, the wine was on point and Sea Saffron covers every detail from the time you arrive. The views, the atmosphere. For anyone traveling solo or in a group, this is a must book.
We really loved our Science, wine and tapas Tour with Sofía, for my sisters hen party. Making us very welcome and started the tasting with some fizz for my sister- such a lovely touch. The food and wine was amazing, and Sofía was a wonderful host. Definitely recommend.
La entrada es cara pero merece la pena porque el oceanográfico es enorme, mucho más (y mejor) que un simple acuario. Nos gustó mucho a adultos u niños y estuvimos allí unas 5h viendo todo tipo de animales .
Very nice.excellent,but: After visiting the first point, you should be interested in the dolphin program. I didn't see him.in one day they have three shows 11:00-13:30-17:00.