Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts), Valencia

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts), Valencia

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía is an opera house, performing arts centre, and urban landmark designed by Santiago Calatrava to anchor the northwest end of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. It opened on 8 October 2005; its first opera staging was of Beethoven's Fidelio on 25 October 2006. Tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo has maintained a special relationship with the Palau since its founding and has established a young singers training program there.

Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts is the last major structure built of a grand City of Arts and Sciences concept designed by the Valencia-born and internationally known architect Santiago Calatrava, which began in 1995. The building was constructed by a joint venture of Dragados and Necso. It was opened officially on 8 October 2005 by Queen Sofia of Spain.
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Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts) on Map

Sight Name: Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts)
Sight Location: Valencia, Spain (See walking tours in Valencia)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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