Photographer's Note

The Ciutat de les Arts i les Cincies (Valencian), Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Spanish) or City of Arts and Sciences is an ensemble of five areas in the dry river bed of the now diverted River Turia in Valencia, Spain.

Designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava in collaboration with Flix Candela, and started in July 1996, it is an impressive example of contemporary architecture.

The "city" is made up of the following, usually known by their Valencian names:

* El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofa Opera house and performing arts centre
* L'Hemisfric Imax Cinema, Planetarium and Laserium
* L'Umbracle Walkway / Garden
* El Museu de les Cincies Prncipe Felipe Science museum
* L'Oceanogrfic Open-air oceanographic park

Surrounded by attractive streams and pools of water, it and the surrounding areas of the "city" are typically used as a relaxing place to walk day or night, with an open air bar outside El Museu de les Cincies Prncipe Felipe during the evening (especially during events).


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