Eye catching architectures

Eye catching architectures

[ Feb.2016 ] The top tourist attraction in Valencia in Spain is not in the old town, but in the outskirts.

There is a huge area called ‘City of Arts and Sciences’ there.

When the Turia river flooded badly in 1957, they drained and rerouted it, so the vast empty area of riverbed surfaced.

This area is as big as 350,000 square metres and they made a ‘city’ here which consists of about 6 modern, very original buildings, such as the science museum, the opera house and the aquarium.

Each building was surrounded by some water so that people can see the reflections.

When we were there, the weather was fine and we could take many interesting photos.

They started building this city in the middle of 1990s when Spain’s economy was booming and it was inaugurated in 1998.

After that, this county faced economic crisis, but at least from the outside at least, this city looked very well maintained.

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