Year of 2017

Interior of the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Spain

The stylistic flourishes of the interior of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia continue the themes of the exterior, with pale colors and curving shapes found mostly in nature. It’s the last addition to Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences, a massive complex of entertainment-based buildings all designed by hometown architect Santiago Calatrava. Lovers of music know the Palau as Valencia’s destination for opera, orchestral, and ballet performances, including works from students in Centre Perfeccionament, the artist-in-training opera school in the Palau, run by renowned tenor Plácido Domingo.

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia is an opera house and cultural centre in Valencia, Spain. 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.
Address: Professor Lopez Pinero Avenue, 1, 46013, Valencia
Phone: 961 975 800
Opened: 2005
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia - Jan 2007
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia, Spain, photographed at night with the city in the background