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Museu de les Ciències «Príncipe Felipe»

General Information

Other name(s): Museo de las Ciencias «Príncipe Felipe»
Beginning of works: 1995
Completion: 2000
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Frame
Function / usage: Museum building


Location: , , ,
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Coordinates: 39° 27' 21" N    0° 21' 6" W
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Technical Information


length 220 m
building area 41 350 m²


cost of construction Spanish peseta 26 000 000 000

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe (Valencian: Museu de les Ciències Príncep Felip, Spanish:Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe, Anglicised as "Príncipe Felipe/Prince Philip Science Museum") is an important visitor attraction in Valencia, Spain. It forms part of the City of Arts and Sciences, and can be found at the end of Luis García Berlanga street. Its director is Spanish science writer and television personality, Manuel Toharia.

The building was designed by Santiago Calatrava and was built by a joint venture of Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas and Necso. It opened on 13 November 2000. It is over 40,000 square meters in area and resembles the skeleton of a whale.

Everything in the museum is graphically displayed[ clarification needed]: recent exhibitions have included subjects as diverse as spy science, climate change, the human body and biometrics.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe" and modified on 03 June 2020 according to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

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