One of Europe's leading conference centres, the Valencia Congress Centre (Palacio de Congresos) opened in 1998. It contains three auditoria with seating for 1460, 460 and 250. The building has been designed to provide excellent acoustic conditions for conferences and similar events. The principal auditorium provides accommodation for 1460 people, but the centre's flexible design allows this main hall to be connected via video and sound link to the two smaller auditioria, bringing the total capacity of single events to 2170 participants. The centre is an avant-garde building and is fully equipped with state-of-the-art congress and exhibition amenities.