Designed mainly by Santiago Calatrava (a Valencian architect that is quite well-known all over the world)
The first building to open its doors was L’Hemisferic in 1998. The last building to be built was the Ágora.
Located in the Turia’s old riverbank (since 1980 the old riverbank was turned into a park).
Construction work initiated in 1994 and there was a huge controversy with the construction works as the budget for these was much lower than the actual costs.
The main buildings that compose the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias are: L’Hemisferic (an IMAX cinema), Museo de las ciencias Príncipe Felipe (a Museum), L’Umbracle (a gallery that is also a night club), L’Oceanografic (an aquarium), Palacio de las Artes Reina Sofía (an opera), El Puente de L’Assut (a bridge) and El Ágora (an arena for concerts and tennis tournaments).
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