City of Arts and Sciences in Segway
To start the tour, the first thing we do is a little training on the Segway approximately 15 minutes. Elapsed this period we enter into the heart of the City of Arts and Sciences, and continue along the gardens of Turia river.
The City of Arts and Sciences, former industrial area, today is one of the symbols of the city. Located in the old Turia riverbed, on the end closest to its mouth. Urban area of 350,000 m2, with a totally avant-work of architects Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela. It is divided into three zones: the part of the science, the nature and the arts, and each of these parts has singular buildings to know.
The Hemispheric, belongs to the area of science. The first building to be opened in 1998. With the shape, of a human eye, it hauses inside the largest projection room in Spain, with a concave screen of 900 m2.
The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, is the area dedicated to the arts. Building with really amazing design. One of the world’s greatest operas, welcomes performances of ballet, opera, zarzuela …
The Science Museum Principe Felipe, on the part of science. It is the great museum for XXI century. Interactive Museum where science is seen as something accessible and open. It represents the evolution of life and science.
The Umbracle belongs to the nature area. Beautiful garden with a representation of the Mediterranean vegetation, and also is great viewpoint for watching the whole buildings in the complex.
The Agora, the latest addition. Building designed as a large auditorium, a space multifunctional, which hosts various events, from the tennis tournament of the Valencian Community, the Valencia Open 500, to concerts.
The oceanographic. It is the area of nature par excellence. It is the largest oceanographic park in Europe. It welcomes 45,000 animals of 500 species. Are represented in the most important marine ecosystems of our planet: oceans, tropical and temperates, Mediterranean, Arctic and Antarctic islands