City of Arts and Sciences
The “Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias” (C.A.C.), city of arts and sciences, is a city project in Valencia. Nowadays, the CAC is one of the largest building complexes in Europe and, for sure, one of the most exciting ones.
The CAC complex
The entire complex of the CAC extends for about 2km (1.25mi) across the riverbed of the the Turia. In total, there are five main buildings that were designed and built by the two architects Calatrava and Candela.
On the premises, one can also find an IMAX cinema, the Umbracle, a viewing point with garden, the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum), an interactive science museum, the Oceanográfico, an aquarium, and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, an opera house.
Visiting the sight
The CAC is a sight for the whole family. Parents will love the culture, the music and the relaxing atmosphere and kids will find the entire complex utterly adventurous.
There are several offers to purchase combination tickets for various attractions, but the CAC area is generally accessible free of charge.
How to get there
The City of Arts and Sciences is part of the park sited in the former riverbed of the Turia.
By public transport
You can get here by using the following bus lines: 19, 35, 95 and 40, all provided by the EMT.
At the Umbracle, on the Avenida del Profesor Dr. Lopez Piñero, there are numerous parking facilities.