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Hemisfèric: Our most recommended tours and activities

City of Arts & Sciences Tour with Rooftop Wine & Tapas

1. City of Arts & Sciences Tour with Rooftop Wine & Tapas

On your visit to Valencia, get to know one of the city's most popular attractions and then immerse yourself in an exquisite and original gastronomic experience.  This 4-hour tour starts with a guided visit of the City of Arts and Sciences, a complex of buildings composed of an opera house, a museum, a cinema, a planetarium, and more. The tour is a rich architectural and cultural experience and will be shared by a group limited to 12 people so that it's as personable as possible. Following the tour, you'll head to the rooftop to see panoramic views of Valencia.  Here, indulge in a selection of prize-winning wines and locally-sourced tapas, accompanied by a spectacular 270º view of Valencia’s city skyline and the City of Arts and Sciences complex itself. When the tour ends, your driver can take you to the next place in the city you would like to explore. If you need any help with choosing the best next place to go to, your guides will be happy to help.

Valencia City of Arts & Science: 3D Film at Hemisfèric

2. Valencia City of Arts & Science: 3D Film at Hemisfèric

Inaugurated in 1998, the Hemisfèric 3D theatre was the first building in Valencia's amazing City of Arts and Sciences to open its doors to the public. The theatre features truly spectacular construction designed by renowned Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, with an oval roof over 100 meters long that covers the immense sphere of the modern projection room. This unique building is the largest theatre hall in Spain, housing two projection systems on a concave screen covering a surface area of 900 square meters. Experience an amazing 3D film inside the Hemisfèric's IMAX dome, featuring breathtaking digital projections, fascinating animations, and top-quality entertainment. The IMAX films last from 45 to 50 minutes, depending on the show, and will transport you right into the center of a new world. See animations as if they were right in front of you, moving objects that you can touch! Treat yourself to this amazing sensory experience, a must for your visit to Valencia's City of Arts and Science. 

Valencia: Private City Tour on Bicycle, E-Bike or E-Step

3. Valencia: Private City Tour on Bicycle, E-Bike or E-Step

Discover the historic treasures and modern marvels of Valencia on a bike tour with a local guide. Pedal past the city’s most iconic attractions, from an ancient Roman square to Turia Gardens, all the way to the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences complex.  Start the tour from the old city of Valencia, biking through its narrow winding streets. Pass by landmarks like Plaza de la Virgen, the Serranos Gate, the Mercado Central, the Valencia Cathedral, the Plaza de la Reina, the Valencia City Hall, or the Marués de Dos Aguas Palace. After enjoying the hustle and bustle of the old city, continue on your bike through the Turia River, the riverbed that has been dried out by the government and is now a park. Follow the bike path and see the many exotic trees that grow in this 5-mile green area. Finally, head to the end of Turia Gardens, toward the cultural and architectural complex of the City of Arts and Sciences. Admire 6 different architectural gems on this bike route. See the opera house and performing arts center, the Queen Sofia Palace of Arts, the Hemisfèric IMAX theater, the Umbracle, a walkway, and a garden. Marvel at the futuristic exteriors of the Museu de les Ciènces Principe Felipe and the Oceanografic.

Valencia: Private Half-Day Tour by Car

4. Valencia: Private Half-Day Tour by Car

Discover every corner of the Valencian capital and live an unforgettable private experience. You will get to know both the historical and most modern areas with the convenience of a luxury vehicle with chauffeur at your disposal, and the company of a private guide who will give you the most relevant information about each point of interest you visit. You will explore the architectural heritage of Valencia, where you will appreciate the ancient remains left by the Roman Empire. Also, you will discover the contemporary works and the most striking buildings of the city that is known as the cradle of the Spanish paella. You can arrange with the guide the meeting point in a central point of the city, so that you will be as comfortable as possible during the whole excursion. Points of interest Plaza de la Virgen According to historians, this is where the construction of the city began. Around it are located some of the most iconic buildings of the city, such as the Cathedral of Valencia, the Palace of the Generalitat and the Church of the Virgen de los Desamparados. In this square is celebrated a millenary tradition: the Tribunal of the waters. In addition, every year the Plaza de la Virgen is the site of the well-known festival of Las Fallas, which has been recognized by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Church of St. Nicholas of Bari The most striking feature of this church are the frescoes that adorn its ceilings, which were painted by the Valencia-born baroque artist Dionís Vidal. The building has a strong gothic influence that blends very well with baroque art. Its construction began by the Romans, but the various conquests throughout history gave it many Muslim and Catholic features. You will be able to admire this imposing construction up close. The Cathedral of Valencia A must on this tour. You will get to the site of the "Holy Chalice" and you will also discover the "Miguelete" bell tower. It houses a large collection of pieces of art and various historical Christian treasures worth admiring. The City of Arts and Sciences Designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, it is a complex of buildings that make up an architectural work of great value and is an unmistakable icon of the capital. You will arrive in a taxi (included in the price). In its incredible facade where you will find the buildings of the Oceanogràfic, the Museu de les Ciències, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, or the Hemisfèric. In addition to all this, your official guide will be available to take you to other points of interest, such as: ● Malvarrosa beach ● Valencia’s harbor ● Serranos Towers ● La Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange) ● Santa Catalina ● The Central Market of Valencia ● Caballeros Street ● Town Hall Square ● The Plaza Redonda and many more points. It will be 4 intense hours of great excitement for the history and incredible places of Valencia. Everything is designed to make sure you don't miss any iconic site in Valencia.

Valencia: City of Arts & Sciences Private Guided Bike Tour

5. Valencia: City of Arts & Sciences Private Guided Bike Tour

First of all, we will begin our Bike tour from the Serranos Gates – ancient gothic gates that used to be a part of the city wall to protect Valencia from the invaders, where your guide will explain to you the history of this amazing landmark of Valencia. After that, you will stroll down to “the lungs” of the city – the Turia Park. It is located in what used to be the famousTuria River, which passed through the entire city. Today, the Turia park is one of the biggest urban parks in Spain due to the numerous green spaces representing the entire wealth of the Mediterranean flora. With more than nine kilometers with play areas, sport fields and romantic corners where you can relax and hide from the heat. It is an ideal route to do it on bike. Before we reach our main goal – The City of Arts and Sciences Valencia, we will stop at the famous Music Palace of Valencia. This Palace is one of thе most emblematic constructions of the Turia Parkcapital and one of the most important musical centers in Europe. If you are into classical music, we advise you to book a concert ticket in advance. Next stop in your adventure is by the Gulliver Park, a giant and impressive playground for children and also for adults who like to slide down on Gulliver the giant and pretend to be part of the Lilliputians, so they turn out to be the characters of Swift’s story! Finally, you will reach your destination, one of “must see” things in Valencia. Through the Turia Garden, you will get to the glorious futuristic architecture project of Santiago Calatrava. It is a charming complex dedicated to scientific and cultural achievements, consisting of six buildings. Each one is truly unique and therefore all the complex of the City of Arts and Sciences became a symbol of the city. We have here L’Oceanogràfic – the biggest aquarium in Europe and a unique space in the city of arts & sciences Valencia. Next object is The Hemisfèric theatre where astonishing digital projections are taking place. Príncipe Felipe Science Museum is like the city of science in Valencia. There are plenty of interactive exhibitions during which the visitors can conduct experiments and take an active part, ask questions, and learn a lot about science.. The Palace of the Arts Reina Sofia, the helmet-shaped building, is dedicated to hold the main opera shows in the city. We can also see there the big botanic garden «Umbracle» landscape pavilion; and finally we have theÁgora (where tennis matches and various concerts are organized). This complex is very impressive not only because of its huge dimensions but also for its eloquent forms and channels of crystal water that surrounds it. Pelican Bike will be happy to be your guide in this adventure in Valencia, ask us more about this tour. If you wish to stay longer in one place, just tell your guide and we can customize the tour according to your needs.

Valencia: Private 4-Hour Shore Excursion

6. Valencia: Private 4-Hour Shore Excursion

Enjoy a private 4-hour shore excursion of Valencia, tailored and organized to your personal preferences. The tour covers the 2 most important areas of the city, and can be adjusted by schedule, duration, and/or activities. The main highlights include Santiago Calatrava’s stunning architecture in the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències), built on reclaimed land from the former riverbed of the River Turia. Inaugurated in 1998, the project’s completion catapulted Valencia onto the world stage, for its avant garde constructions, such as the L'Hemisfèric, wave-like L'Oceanogràfic, and covered plaza and sporting venue of the L'Àgora. By contrast, the sights in Valencia’s medieval heart reveal a city of antique charm. The unusual Cathedral contains Moorish elements, while the neighboring Basílica is Gothic in form. Discover the heart of the original city at the Plaza de la Virgen, and marvel at the circular Plaza Redonda. You can also explore the Central Market, with the opportunity to taste local produce, and see the old silk exchange market of La Lonja, and the Serrano Towers, part of the old city walls.

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What people are saying about Hemisfèric

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 779 reviews

We were delighted with the time spent with Kate and two other participants. Beautiful discovery on foot of this magical place with a mad desire to return there to visit the buildings but also to stroll in this magnificent park why not the bike ride. The highlight of the show was the dinner taken on the roof top but we will say no more to leave the total discovery to the following…..

Very nice space of beautiful my photos to do for photographers. The science museum is fine unfortunately some experiments don't work. 3D cinema very good but you have to position yourself in the middle too low it is not ideal. Too bad there is no French translation.

Nice walk with good guide and a fantastic tapas and wine dinner on the top floor of the tallest building in Valencia. Our dietary requirements were well taken into account. This is a must for the first days in Valencia.

We really enjoyed our experience. Bogi was a great guide for both the tour and tapas part of the night. Enjoyed the intimate dinner setting with a small group. Definitely recommend.

I would never have imagined a cinema like this, a sphere that took us back in time to understand, explore and enrich our knowledge.