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Queen Sofia Arts Palace, exterior, Valencia, Spain

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Queen Sofia Palace of the Arts

Valencia, Spain

Wowing locals and visitors alike since its opening in 2005, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia has been heralded for its inventive design, as well as its acoustic qualities. Resembling what some see as a blend of ship and spacecraft, the Palace of the Arts has 4 halls, including the main auditorium, which can seat more than 1,400 for its ballet, opera and symphony performances. In addition, the palace is interlinked with garden walkways and water features, and, at 246 feet, it’s the tallest opera house in the world.

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