Valencia might be the third largest city in Spain but it isn’t in everybody’s “must visits” lists when touring/visiting the country. For this week-long vacation/Easter/spring break, we decided to take a quick tour of Madrid and Barcelona. But instead of directly flying to these big cities, we decided to land in Valencia and roam around for a few hours before taking the train to Madrid. For obvious reasons that there aren’t a lot of tourists coming to Valencia, flying there is way cheaper than to land directly in Madrid or Barcelona.
Anyway, we had about 4 hours to tour the city center but we only got to see their one-of-a-kind futuristic city of arts and sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias). The City of Arts and Sciences is a cluster of buildings with 22nd century futuristic architectural design. The whole complex is an entertainment hub with gardens, imax cinema, theaters, museums and event centers. I guess because Valencia city is not as touristy as its neighbor Barcelona, there were not a lot of people visiting the complex. Nonetheless, despite being tired and getting lost finding this spot, it was all worth it!