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 multiuses 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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We visit the city of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. We begin at the Sciences Museum "Prince Felipe". The Hemisferic is a 3-D cinema which shows scientific films. The "Queen Sofia" Arts Palace has hosted classical music plays like "Thurandot" or "La Traviata". The Umbracle Promenade shows the Mediterranean nature. 20 minutes walking to the America's Cup port to visit the Veles e Vents building created by British architect David Chipperfield.