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Glasgow: A city museum

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Glasgow is a city with a dynamic character  and with very extroverted and friendly locals. You will be fascinated by the magnificent buildings scattered throughout the city, the several museums and galleries, as well as its modern life,

The following  is my suggested sightseeing list in Glasgow.

1. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

The Scottish collection gathers the largest number of visitors since it has paintings of inestimable value such as Botticelli, Giorgione, Rembrandt etc.

2. Gallery of Modern Art

A contemporary collection that addressed to the general public with certainty. The exhibits constantly change, however its essence remains the same.

Tip: Must see “Seascape” by Laurence Stephen Lowry. A painting that symbolises absolute desperation and isolation.

3. City Chambers

The most imposing building in Glasgow!  The building was designed by William Yang and completed in 1888 with the standard classical Italian architecture.

4. Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis

This huge and ancient cathedral was considered equivalent of the cathedral in Rome as a place of pilgrimage by the Pope in 1451.

In the east of the cathedral on a hill  dominates the Necropolis,  crowned with the monument to John Knox.

5. People’s Palace

A very interesting and fascinating museum of everyday life where visitors can see how an average family in the no so distant past lived, worked and entertained themselves.

Tip: The Winter Garden is an ideal place for relaxation and brainstorming.

6. Museum of Transport

Bicycles, cars, trucks, buses, trains, fire fighting vehicles… hundreds wheeled vehicles. You can walk around them, climb on or just sit in an authentic tram.

7. Science Centre

A fascinating museum with many puzzles, experiments and demonstrations with its main aim to entertain and inform.

8. Glasgow Botanic Gardens

The best thing in these Botanic Gardens are greenhouses known for its orchids and tropical plants.

9. House for an Art lover

In 1901, the greatest architect of Glasgow Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his spouse Margaret Macdonald who was a decorator, participated in the competition of a magazine for the design of a “House for an Art lover”. Their excellent vision remained in their plans until 1989 when the building and its content have been build as planned.

10.Burrell collection and Pollok Park

This collection  consists of an impressive and eclectic  range of art works and artefacts. Their presentation is exquisite inside a building constructed  specifically for this purpose and it is surrounded by a three-lined park. Perhaps the best attraction in Glasgow.

11.Waverley Excursions

A unique life experience with the world marine’s last paddle steamer.

12. M & D’s Scotland’s  Theme Park

Huge adventure fun park that will boost your adrenaline! It’s for all ages and types.

13.The Barras

A market full of opportunities and great offers, but sometimes not very legal. Lively, noisy, exciting  as well as dangerous.

It is open every weekend from 10:00 to 17.00…

 

 

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