At the end of the day, photographers from across Valencia migrate to Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències. The City of Arts and Sciences, as it is known in English, is a cluster of modern entertainment-based cultural buildings at the end of the former riverbed of the river Turia. Surrounded by reflecting pools, The City is the most important modern tourist destination in Valencia. It is a showcase of modern architecture.
And it should be. Construction costs for the City of Arts and Sciences were over four times the initial estimates. The one billion Euro cost over run became a symbol of Spain’s spending excesses. Nevertheless, as attested by the scores of pictures taken each day, the complex is spectacular.