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Calatrava and Chipperfield. Architecture in Valencia

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  • Valencia
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Enrique

Hello, my name is Enrique and I work as a tourist guide in Valencia. It is my pleasure to show the city to visitors and who then become good friends. I consider myself an open-minded person and I like to be with people from other countries. By the way, I speak English, German and Italian. I would thank the bookings to be booked 24 hours before the visit time. Thank you for ... More »

Hello, my name is Enrique and I work as a tourist guide in Valencia. It is my pleasure to show the city to visitors and who then become good friends. I consider myself an open-minded person and I like to be with people from other countries. By the way, I speak English, German and Italian. I would thank the bookings to be booked 24 hours before the visit time. Thank you for reading!

About the tour

The first stop of our experience at the City of Arts and Sciences (2kms long at the end of the old way of the Turia river) is the Sciences Museum "Prince Felipe". Here we enjoy its architecture and explain the highlights its construction (as in the other buildings of the complex).

The 3-D cinema "l'Hemisferic" shows cultural and scientific films. The "Queen Sofia" Arts Palace" is the embassador of classical music and opera "Thurandot", "Don Giovanni" or "La Traviata" have been played here. Star directors like Lorin Maazel or Zubin Mehta have played here as well. The Agora building is a multiuse building with is being renewed.

The last but not less important point of "the City" is the "Umbracle" Promenade. A perfect place to discover the Mediterranean nature: tres, vegetables, and flowers... and the main summer terrace to see and be seen.

20 minutes walking and we arrive to the America's Cup port where the "Veles e Vents" building is waiting for us. It was created by British architect David Chipperfield who won the competition in 2005. It was finished in just eleven months and it was the "balcony" for visitors who attended the 32nd and 33rd America's Cup which took place in Valencia in 2007 and 2010.

Some experts say it has connections with "Fallingwater" a house created by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in Mill Run, southwestern Pennsylvania

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How to find me: At the main entrance of El Corte Inglés Maella, in front of the City of Arts and Sciences
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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Ana Rosa Campos París

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Enrique ha sido muy amable y ha hecho el tour muy ameno


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