The "city of the arts and sciences" is certainly unique in the world, comprising a palace of the arts, a domed theater called L'Hemisfèric, a science museum and an oceanographic park. Designed by Spain's top architect Santiago Calatrava, the three buildings mentioned radiate lively freshness and bold elegance. As soon as L'Hemisfèric was finished, Valencians nicknamed it "the giant eye".
The projection machine is an UNIVERSARIUM Model VIII TD, which turns the dome into a nightly sky with extremely bright and brilliant stars. Also installed are an IMAX wide-angle movie projector and an excellent audiovisual system. In 2007, Carl Zeiss installed the fulldome system powerdome®EDITION.