Hemisfèric: L'Hemisfèric is an IMAX 3D-cinema, planetarium and laserium. It was inaugurated in 1998 and was the first building to open its doors to the public in the impressive City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia. It is a spectacular construction designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, with an ovoid roof over 100 metres long that contains in its interior the large spheric projection room. Since the Hemisfèric was inaugurated, seven million viewers have watched shows on its huge concave screen of 900m2.
The IMAX system continues to represent the best example of immersion cinema on a large scale. The extraordinary sharpness and luminosity of the projections, together with the large size of the screen and the sound quality, help to create an exceptional realism and arouse a passionate response.
The spectacular show of digital 3D projections offers the maximum three-dimensional realism thanks to the magic of the most modern technological developments.
The Hemisfèric also includes the most advanced system of digital full-dome projection. This new projection type allows the spectator to enter the world of astronomy and digital animation with optical effects impossible to achieve in the analogue world. See digital-format shows of two kinds: digital projections on cultural and educational themes and digital planetariums.
Open Monday to Sunday, from 8am until after midnight. Shows are screened in Spanish, Valencian, English, French and Italian. These include Sea Monsters. Giants Of The Ocean (3D) and the 3D double bill for children including Turtles and The Little Prince
Meeting/pick-up point: Avinguda del Professor López Piñero.
Start/opening time: 10am.
End/closing time: 9pm in summer and 8pm during the rest of the year.
Languages: Audioguides in English, German, Spanish and French.
Otros: Please be advised that to use the large family discount, you must present the official card and/or family book. If the official documentation cannot be provided, it will be subject to the discretion of the supplier to charge a different rate for the service.