CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

  • Port

    Valencia

  • Level of difficulties

    Difficult

  • Type

    Cultural

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR52.0

  • Duration in hours

    5.0

  • Shore excursion code

    0611

Description

CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



What we will see
  • The Lonja
  • Central Market
  • Cathedral, Miguelete
  • City of Arts and Sciences


What we will do
  • We will head off to explore Valencia, currently one of the most densely populated cities in Spain. It is eternally suspended between the past and the future, between tradition and modernity, where Gothic, Baroque and old fishing districts go hand in hand with the futuristic part of the city.
  • Our imaginary journey through history will start with a tour of the Lonja, the old silk exchange that has now been declared a UNESCO world heritage site and is one of the most beautiful examples of civic Gothic architecture in Europe.
  • Right in front of the Lonja lies the brightly-coloured Central Market where local sellers display their vegetables, spices, fish and the famous Serrano ham every day in an elegant, liberty-style building.
  • The cathedral bridges the gap between the centuries perfectly. The original central part of the church dates back to the 13th century but the construction creates the perfect balance of Roman, Gothic and Spanish Baroque styles, topped off with the extremely tall, octagonal Gothic bell tower known as Miguelete as it is dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel.
  • The City of Arts and Sciences is a completely unique complex dedicated to science, technology, nature and art. Its most symbolic construction, the Hemisfèric, spans around 13,000 square metres and watches us with its huge scrutinising eye, which has an even more intense effect thanks to the reflection from the water at its base. Inside this futuristic museum, we will find countless pieces of evidence of how art and science, teaching and interactive technology have been able to improve life for humans.

What you need to know
  • Dress code that is appropriate for the places of worship to be visited is recommended.
  • When the cathedral is being used for religious ceremonies, our tour will be limited to the exterior of the building.
  • The Central Market is closed on Sundays and can only be viewed from the outside.