What to see in Glasgow, Scotland

Posted by on May 30, 2012

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Glasgow is a city in Scotland that is filled with great architecture. Its landscape is dotted with Victorian buildings and medieval structure. The city became famous for its Art Nouveau and no one should miss the works of architect and designer Charles Mackintosh. For those who love to shop, the city is considered to be a haven with a variety of shops to choose from. The nightlife in Glasgow is exceptional. The art scene in the city is also world class. There are over 200 organizations related to art that present memorable productions and exhibitions. Glasgow is hailed to be the European City of Culture. The place surrounding the city is amazing with rolling hills and breathtaking country side. There are quite a number of towns and villages in the area with great attractions that will help you discover the rich history of Glasgow. There are several attractions in the city aside from natural scenery.

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery has a varied and substantial art collection. The building was designed by William Stark with classical style and dome top. The museum was opened in 1807 which makes it the oldest museum in the country.

Hunterian Museum, Glasgow
Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

Gallery of Modern Art or Goma for short is one of the most visited contemporary art galleries in London. It holds the works of international and local artists. There are some exhibits done in this museum that address social issues. This museum is housed in an elegant building in the heart of the city. It was recently refurbished to house a modern art collection. The museum is continuing to develop and attracts new people.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Glasgow Cathedral shouldn’t be missed when visiting the city. The site of the beautiful structure is where St Kentigern has been buried. It was built in the 13th to 15th century. This medieval cathedral is the only one that survived after the 1560 reformation.

Glasgow Cathedral
Glasgow Cathedral

• For science lovers out there, the Glasgow Science Center can be found in the heart of the city. The structure overlooks the Cylde. It has three floors that are packed with shops, cafes and exhibits. There are over hundreds of exhibits that you can explore. There are interactive workshops and shows that you can join. The Glasgow tower is another sight that you can find in the Glasgow Science Center. It is a tower capable of revolving 360 degrees. It displays the past and future of the city. There is a viewing platform where you can have a good view of the whole city.

Glasgow Science Center
Glasgow Science Center

Burrell Collection is a gift of Sir William and Constance Burrell to the city. They donated almost 9,000 works of art to the city. The said collection was only gathered by one person. The exhibit is composed of various works of art from different time periods and from all parts of the world.

Burrell Collection
Burrell Collection

Glasgow photo 1: pollicino, Glasgow photo 2: Antiogar, Glasgow photo 3: Jimmy1361, Glasgow photo 4: Robert Pool, Glasgow photo 5: Steve,

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