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Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Palace of Arts)

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Address: Avinguda Professor Lopez Pinero 1 | Historiador de la Medicina, 46013 Valencia, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 961 97 58 00
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Today
11:30 - 12:30
13:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 12:30
13:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Its sweeping architectural style, complex engineering, and state of the art...

Its sweeping architectural style, complex engineering, and state of the art technology are just some features of what makes this 21st Century artistic space stand out in its mission to enhance art and culture while bringing them closer to the public.

The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, a majestic structure designed by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, should be seen as an impressive monument, a vast sculpture with great symbolic meaning. Since opening on 8th October 2005, the building has become an international point of reference synonymous with the Comunitat Valenciana.

This stunning building, which measures more than 40,000 square meters in size, has four distinct venues for opera, dance performances, recitals and theatre productions.

INFORMATION AND PROCEDURE

SCHEDULE

-General Guided tours, with no reservation. Tickets sold on-line or directly at the Box-Office: Monday to Friday at 11:30 am and at 1:00 pm

-Advanced booking for Organised groups: Monday to Sunday. Time to be agreed. Ten people minimum. See ‘Bookings and Payment’ point.

-Advanced booking for Combo tours (tour + catering; tour + concert; thematic tour): Monday to Sunday. Time to be agreed. Ten people minimum. See ‘Bookings and Payment’ point.

PRICES

– Adults: € 8.00

– Retired people and students: € 6.00 per person

– Children under 5 years old: free ticket

– Up to 14 years old: € 4.00

– School visits within didactic activities: € 2.00

ADVANCED BOOKING SCHEDULE AND PRICES Find more information on the website.

DURATION OF VISITS

50 minutes approximately.

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A must visit when in Valenica

The whole City of Arts deserves a visit but the Palau de les Arts is the top of it. Like or not the architectural design of Calatrava (and he is genius, not only Valencian by... read more

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Sofia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The whole City of Arts deserves a visit but the Palau de les Arts is the top of it. Like or not the architectural design of Calatrava (and he is genius, not only Valencian by birth) the whole design of this building is extraordinary. Not only on the outside - you should really take the tour inside the building -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply incredible, breathtaking brave architecture, over 70 metres in height. Santiago Calatrava has his critics, I personally believe it is pure genius in design and in what he set out to achieve, he accomplishes in tremendous style.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole area known as Ciudad de las artes y las Ciencias is imposing and amazing. Not sure I love the architecture, but it is definitely fascinating and imposing. The beautiful reflections demand to be photographed from every possible angle. Wanted to see if from inside and was lucky to experience a Johann Strauss concerto in the beautiful Anfiteatro. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have never had time in the past to explore this and shame on us! We went on a crisp January morning, It is fabulous and awe inspiring and I find it difficult to explain, go see it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I heard about it and was told its impressive but when you see it for real its overwhelming. What an architecture, what a sight. This is unique in europe an even the World. Take at least half a day to visit. Even the parking garages are spectacular. My number one in Valencia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

saw there the tree tenors with a 50 instruments orchestra. was very impressive.the structure itself is very special and the acoustics was like a dream

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Lyon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Don't forget to be guided for this tour. You'll then be able to have an access to all the chambers and auditoriums. db

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Wonderful building very futuristic it is a great place to take a stroll, we didn't go inside as it didn't seem like it was open,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Very interesting tour of the opera house, we saw a set being assembled for an opera taking place at the weekend and were taken to dressing rooms of the cast and shown places we never new existed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This building has a wonderfull design. It opened in 2005. You have to buy tickets for the guided visit or a show, otherwise you cannot enter the building. Walking around is very interesting too. This building was also lighted in the evening.

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