Posted by: deeandrews | October 12, 2008

Valencia’s Arts and Sciences

We are just home from a long weekend in Valencia. Thanks to some Spanish Fiesta Day, school was out last Thursday and Friday so we decided to drive an hour north to see the aquarium in Valencia. It is the largest aquarium in Europe, and Grace and I have been waiting to visit it for almost a year now! One winter day last year, she was home sick from school and watched a story on the Discovery Channel about the aquarium and how they rescue sea turtles. That did it, we had to go. The beluga whales and dolphins were also tempting attractions!
The entire Ciutat de les Arts i de les Ciencies or City of the Arts and Sciences is an amazing area that includes an opera house, IMAX theater, science museum, aquarium, and botanical gardens. These majestic buildings were designed by Valencian architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava and they make you feel like you’re on another planet!
So far, I like what I’ve seen of Valencia! It’s a city of almost a million people, so there is a lot to offer in terms of arts, science and all kinds of culture. I’m eager to explore the old town and get lost in its winding streets. (Actually, we did get lost in its winding streets driving in, but that was the real kind of lost, not the enjoyable exploring kind I’m thinking of for next time!)

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  1. Hello Andrews:

    The picture is great, and it sounds like you had a great time. I would enjoy that myself. Hope you are all well.

    Love Mom

  2. […] Check out the phenomenal picture of the girls outside the “eyeball” IMAX theater on Dee’s blog. The architecture is […]


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