If you visit Valencia, the [City of Arts and Sciences](http://www.cac.es/) is an obligatory visit, the architecture of the complex of four futurist buildings and the design of its surroundings make it an unforgettable place to spend the day.
Even far away from there you can intuit you are approaching to something completely different and when you get there the first feeling that comes to you is that of having traveled to the future, because though Valencia can boast of being a modern city, the architectural complex of the City of Arts and Sciences completely breaks with the surroundings of the city.
The figures of this pharaonic construction are inherently impressive: built on the dry river-bed of the Turia, designed by architects Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela, which took 11 years to be completely inaugurated and that costed 1.3 billion euros.
Yet the City of Arts and Sciences is not only an avant-garde design, it consists of the following buildings:
This palace of the arts has a capacity of almost 3800 seats distributed among various auditoriums. It is intended for chamber music concerts, plays and opera and other cultural events.
This building was designed so that its image reflected in the water looked like a human eye and although it looks smaller when compared to the other buildings, once you are inside it you soon discover its main attraction: a concave screen of 1900 m² and more than 24 m in diameter in which various programs of scientific and technological dissemination and other shows are projected.
What would you say about a museum that is ruled by the motto: "No don't touch, No don't feel, No don't think"? That is the philosophy that rules this interactive museum full of activities for young people (and not so young). It consists of 26000 m² and four floors with different exhibitions as varied and interesting as sports science, fear of empty space (horror vacui) or Micrarium among others.
One of the best aquariums in Europe with facilities dedicated to the different oceans of the world. Through underwater tunnels you can "travel" through the different seas and oceans of the world. It has more than 500 species of animals related to the aquatic environment and a pavilion where dolphin shows are performed.
For all these reasons the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia is an attractive tourist destination you can not miss that will make your stay in Valencia a good memory for life.