Valencia is a city which is often overlooked by visitors to Spain, probably due to the popularity of Barcelona and Madrid. In Spain, Valencia is known as the ‘City of Arts and Science’. The Science Museum, completed in 2000, was built on a site which was formerly the River Turia. Designed by Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela, it provides visitors with stunning architectural design as well as a high level of scientific information. The Science Museum is not the only attraction to Spain’s third largest city – in 2007 Valencia was used as a base for the 32nd America’s Cup, inspiring architects David Chipperfield and Fermin Vazquez to contribute to the city’s architecture. Prior to this, in 1998, British architect Lord Foster made an impression on the city by designing the Congress Centre. On closer examination it is considered that these unique designs would not be possible without fire engineering and a ‘can do’ attitude towards problem solving. For people who are interested in architecture and building design, Valencia is definitely worth a look!