Spain, Valencia, “L'Hemisferic” at the City of Arts & Sciences, is an impressive Laserium, Planetarium & IMAX cinema with an approximate surface of 13,000 m² & a screen with over a 900 square meters. The cover of the cinema looks like the eye lips of the eye & can be closed or opened.
Valencia, Spain, “El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía” at the City of Arts & Sciences, an opera house & performing arts centre is the final structure built of the City of Arts & Sciences concept.
It contains four large rooms; a Main Room, Magisterial Classroom, Amphitheater & Theater of Camera. It is dedicated to music & the scenic arts. The theatre opened on 8 October 2005. Under the expansive curved-roof structure, 230 metres in length, the building rises fourteen stories above ground & includes three stories below ground, its height is 75 m.
The City of Arts & Sciences, is an entertainment-based cultural & architectural complex, which is the most important modern tourist destination in the city.
The “Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias” is located at the end of the old riverbed “Turia”, after the bypass of the river by the great flood of Valencia in 1957, the old riverbed Turia became a garden in 1980 with sport facilities, the “Palau de la Musica” build in 1984 & other public places.
The project “City of Arts & Sciences”, designed by the Valencian architect, sculptor & structural engineer Santiago Calatrava & Félix Candela with offices in Zurich, Valencia & New York City, underwent the first stages of construction in July, 1996 & was inaugurated April 16, 1998 with the opening of “L'Hemisfèric”; other locations that followed were, El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe in November 2000, L'Umbracle, El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in October 2005, El Puente de l'Assut de l'Or , L'Àgora officially inaugurated in November 2009 & L'Oceanogràfic.
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