Hemisfèric (IMAX and Full Dome), "The Eye of Wisdom"

 On the 16th April 1998, the President of the Regional Government of Valencia, Eduardo Zaplana, opened this unique building. The Chairman of the Board of Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias was José Luis Olivas and General Manager, Miguel Navarro.

Over an area of 14,000 square metres, this first section in the City of Arts and Sciences that was opened to the public was designed by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava.

It represents a huge human eye open to the world: the "Eye of Wisdom" that launched the City of Arts and Sciences project. 

Hemisfèric L'Hemisfèric represents a huge human eye open to the world.

The official opening of l'Hemisfèric The official opening of l'Hemisfèric, with (from left to right) Héctor Villalba, Rita Barberá, Eduardo Zaplana, José Luis Olivas and Santiago Calatrava.