UMBRACLE (Promenade and Car Park), " A viewpoint walk "

Official opening of l'UmbracleOfficial opening of l'Umbracle, attended by, among others, Rita Barberá, Pilar García-Argüelles and Eduardo Zaplana (from left to right in the picture).

Opened on the 3rd of November 2000 by the President of the Regional Government of Valencia, Eduardo Zaplana, the Chairman of the Board of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias being at the time José Luis Olivas and its General Manager, Pilar García-Argüelles.

L´Umbracle has a capacity for up to 665 cars and 25 coaches. Its upper section holds a tree-shaded central garden with a balcony on the northern side that affords a magnificent panorama of the City of Arts and Sciences.

Planted with native species, rock roses, mastic trees, rosemary, bougainvillea, that change shape and colour with every season, their multiple hues forming a tapestry over the structure and spaces of L'Umbracle, creating different ambiences over the course of the walk.