It's considered the largest aquarium in Europe where visitors can get to know at first hand the behavior and way of life of over 45,000 individuals of 500 different species of the sea world. L'Oceanogràfic is an impressive complex conceived as a nature reserve for protected animal and plant species, and a scientific center for research programs.
It is unique around the world because of its dimensions and design, and mainly for the important biological collection that exhibits, L'Oceanografic permits us to know closely the behavior of several animals such as dolphins, sealions, seals, sharks and other species; It is a place that promotes the passion for the marine world and the need of preserve it.
L'Oceanogràfic opened in 2003 and till now more than 10 million people had visited its installations; visitors can enjoy unforgettable experiences near the most exotic species from all over the world from different marine ecosystems.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
It's one of the most important Opera Houses in Europe and has the latest technology for its spectacular events. It was inaugurated in 2005 and hosts four venues for opera, music, ballet and theatre. The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia other services for visitors such as: Cloakroom service, medical care, performance programs, accessibility for disables people, cafeteria, restaurant and more.
The new icon of the City of Arts and Sciences is a versatile space that will allow the holding of varied events. A multi-functional setting has been planned for the staging of congresses, conventions, concerts, and performances; it can also be converted into an exhibition area.This building hosted successfully the Valencia Open 500 Tennis Tournament, one of the most important international sports meetings.
In 2010, the Ágora became the stage for the Freestyle Burn Spanish Cup, a competition in which the best Spanish and international riders take part. Also the Christmas Special Programme took place in this building, with an ice skating rink and children shows.
The Ágora building held other activities such an artistic event with Juan Ripollés and Willy Ramos. They created three pictures, one of which was based on an open theme of their choice that they painted with four hands. In addition, each artist chose a photo from the City of Arts and Sciences and interpreted the picture in their own artistic way. The three works were donated to Valencia's Casa de la Caridad charity body for auction.
It should be note that the Ágora hosted the Valencia Fashion Week (VFW), where Valencian designers show their fashion ideas.
For more information please visit its website: City of Arts and Sciencies