The Palau des Les Arts Reina Sofia (the opera) seen behind the "hemisferico"
In Valencia the opera season hasn´t started yet. All you can do at this time a year is take a walk around the opera "Palau de les arts Reina Sofia" which is absolutely stunning.
Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and inaugurated in 2005, it is set within a Calatrava-designed "city of art and sciences" in the middle of an 8 km dried-up riverbed, which now is redesigned into park running from the north to the south of Valencia City Center.
The contrast with the Valencia sky-line:
And with a highway just outside the back entrance:
Looking at the front entrance:
And the umbraculo (a sort of garden set within concrete arches) next door:
Walking through the dried-up riverbed-park to the opera:
And looking down from the Opera at the hemisferico, home of a cinema: