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Hemisfèric: Our most recommended tours and activities

Valencia City of Arts & Science: 3D Film at Hemisfèric

1. Valencia City of Arts & Science: 3D Film at Hemisfèric

Inaugurated in 1998, the Hemisfèric 3D theatre was the first building in Valencia's amazing City of Arts and Sciences to open its doors to the public. The theatre features truly spectacular construction designed by renowned Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, with an oval roof over 100 meters long that covers the immense sphere of the modern projection room. This unique building is the largest theatre hall in Spain, housing two projection systems on a concave screen covering a surface area of 900 square meters. Experience an amazing 3D film inside the Hemisfèric's IMAX dome, featuring breathtaking digital projections, fascinating animations, and top-quality entertainment. The IMAX films last from 45 to 50 minutes, depending on the show, and will transport you right into the center of a new world. See animations as if they were right in front of you, moving objects that you can touch! Treat yourself to this amazing sensory experience, a must for your visit to Valencia's City of Arts and Science. 

City of Arts & Sciences Tour with Rooftop Wine & Tapas

2. City of Arts & Sciences Tour with Rooftop Wine & Tapas

On your visit to Valencia, get to know one of the city's most popular attractions and then immerse yourself in an exquisite and original gastronomic experience.  This 4-hour tour starts with a guided visit of the City of Arts and Sciences, a complex of buildings composed of an opera house, a museum, a cinema, a planetarium, and more. The tour is a rich architectural and cultural experience and will be shared by a group limited to 12 people so that it's as personable as possible. Following the tour, you'll head to the rooftop to see panoramic views of Valencia.  Here, indulge in a selection of prize-winning wines and locally-sourced tapas, accompanied by a spectacular 270º view of Valencia’s city skyline and the City of Arts and Sciences complex itself. When the tour ends, your driver can take you to the next place in the city you would like to explore. If you need any help with choosing the best next place to go to, your guides will be happy to help.

Valencia: City of Arts & Sciences Private Guided Bike Tour

3. Valencia: City of Arts & Sciences Private Guided Bike Tour

First of all, we will begin our Bike tour from the Serranos Gates – ancient gothic gates that used to be a part of the city wall to protect Valencia from the invaders, where your guide will explain to you the history of this amazing landmark of Valencia. After that, you will stroll down to “the lungs” of the city – the Turia Park. It is located in what used to be the famousTuria River, which passed through the entire city. Today, the Turia park is one of the biggest urban parks in Spain due to the numerous green spaces representing the entire wealth of the Mediterranean flora. With more than nine kilometers with play areas, sport fields and romantic corners where you can relax and hide from the heat. It is an ideal route to do it on bike. Before we reach our main goal – The City of Arts and Sciences Valencia, we will stop at the famous Music Palace of Valencia. This Palace is one of thе most emblematic constructions of the Turia Parkcapital and one of the most important musical centers in Europe. If you are into classical music, we advise you to book a concert ticket in advance. Next stop in your adventure is by the Gulliver Park, a giant and impressive playground for children and also for adults who like to slide down on Gulliver the giant and pretend to be part of the Lilliputians, so they turn out to be the characters of Swift’s story! Finally, you will reach your destination, one of “must see” things in Valencia. Through the Turia Garden, you will get to the glorious futuristic architecture project of Santiago Calatrava. It is a charming complex dedicated to scientific and cultural achievements, consisting of six buildings. Each one is truly unique and therefore all the complex of the City of Arts and Sciences became a symbol of the city. We have here L’Oceanogràfic – the biggest aquarium in Europe and a unique space in the city of arts & sciences Valencia. Next object is The Hemisfèric theatre where astonishing digital projections are taking place. Príncipe Felipe Science Museum is like the city of science in Valencia. There are plenty of interactive exhibitions during which the visitors can conduct experiments and take an active part, ask questions, and learn a lot about science.. The Palace of the Arts Reina Sofia, the helmet-shaped building, is dedicated to hold the main opera shows in the city. We can also see there the big botanic garden «Umbracle» landscape pavilion; and finally we have theÁgora (where tennis matches and various concerts are organized). This complex is very impressive not only because of its huge dimensions but also for its eloquent forms and channels of crystal water that surrounds it. Pelican Bike will be happy to be your guide in this adventure in Valencia, ask us more about this tour. If you wish to stay longer in one place, just tell your guide and we can customize the tour according to your needs.

Valencia: Private City Tour on Bicycle, E-Bike or E-Step

4. Valencia: Private City Tour on Bicycle, E-Bike or E-Step

Discover the historic treasures and modern marvels of Valencia on a bike tour with a local guide. Pedal past the city’s most iconic attractions, from an ancient Roman square to Turia Gardens, all the way to the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences complex.  Start the tour from the old city of Valencia, biking through its narrow winding streets. Pass by landmarks like Plaza de la Virgen, the Serranos Gate, the Mercado Central, the Valencia Cathedral, the Plaza de la Reina, the Valencia City Hall, or the Marués de Dos Aguas Palace. After enjoying the hustle and bustle of the old city, continue on your bike through the Turia River, the riverbed that has been dried out by the government and is now a park. Follow the bike path and see the many exotic trees that grow in this 5-mile green area. Finally, head to the end of Turia Gardens, toward the cultural and architectural complex of the City of Arts and Sciences. Admire 6 different architectural gems on this bike route. See the opera house and performing arts center, the Queen Sofia Palace of Arts, the Hemisfèric IMAX theater, the Umbracle, a walkway, and a garden. Marvel at the futuristic exteriors of the Museu de les Ciènces Principe Felipe and the Oceanografic.

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What people are saying about Hemisfèric

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 757 reviews

David was a very entertaining tour guide. We really liked his storytelling style, but if that isn't your thing he's happy to adapt to whatever you prefer. We saw everything we wanted to see, learnt a lot in a short period of time and throughly enjoyed the whole experience.

INCREDIBLE, incredible, incredible. There are no words. We were able to see both the historic and newer parts of the city. The food, wine and rooftop view overlooking both the historic and newer parts of the city were beyond words amazing.

The day was a lovely way to meet new people -thank you Emma for a lovely informative walkaround the City of Arts and Sciences and a fab dinner and wine ..

Fantastic host, great tour and brilliant food and wine. Met some wonderful people - would thoroughly recommend.

David was a great tour guide. Easy, very friendly, high quality and great customer service company overall.