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“As the site is close to the sea, and Valencia is so dry, I decided to make water a major element for the whole site using it as a mirror for the architecture.”
Santiago Calatrava

Not much mirror on my photo but I found this pale blue at dusk attractive.


A truly mind-blowing confection of some of Europe's most awesome architecture, the City of Arts and Science in Valencia is one of Spain's top tourist attractions.This futuristic'city within a city' is exciting and imaginative millennium project. The entire complex, designed to celebrate the arrival of the 21 st century, looks as though it might have been beamed down to earth from another planet.

Following a disastrous flood in 1957, the river Turia was diverted along a canal to the south of the city, and the dried-out riverbed planted as a 7 kilometer long promenade through the center of the city. The promenade is crossed by two streamlined new bridges designed by Santiago Calatrava.

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