Here’s yet another piece of surprising architecture from Spain – Valencia’s famous Ciudad de las Artes y Las Ciencias.
This building is such an iconic symbol of Valencia that before I went, it was pretty much the only thing I recognized as specifically being from Valencia. It’s surrounded by water because it’s built on an old riverbed. You can’t see the water in my photo except for in the reflection in the windows, and it washes the whole complex in a pretty teal color.
This building has everything from a planetarium to a movie theater to a performing arts center. There are lots of museums and fun things to look at. The building itself is pretty fun to look at, actually. This part is shaped to look like a whale skeleton.
I bet you could spend an entire day going around this complex. Unfortunately, I only had a couple of hours but it was still great to look at such a weird, fascinating building.
I’ll have more on Valencia soon with posts about Las Fallas and more!