What Glasgow Offers Culturally
The Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), located right in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, is an ideal place to start whilst visiting the city. It is one of the most popular contemporary art galleries in the whole of the UK, and you will not be disappointed by spending an hour or two taking in the magnificent exhibits displayed there.
Also whilst in the city centre, look out for one of the many Charles Rennie MacIntosh buildings dotted around. The Willow Tea Rooms on Sauchiehall Street, or the Scotland Street School Museum, are perfect examples of Charle’s extraordinary architectural elegance.
The Provands Lordship is another building, again in the city centre, that it is worth finding the time to visit. Dating back to the 1400s, this is the oldest building in the whole of Glasgow, and the beautiful medicinal garden at the back of it is an ideal spot to sit and relax for half an hour.
Those with a keen interest in history might like to take in the exhibitions on Glasgow’s social history (dating back to 1790) that can be found at the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens. After finding out how Glasgow and its people have changed over the years, you can then have some coffee and cake in the adjoined Victorian Glasshouse which looks out onto a park.
Moving on from the central area of the city, a trip to the west end is recommended. It is a pleasant walk there, and it gives you the opportunity to visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which is on the way. Amongst the wide range of interesting artifacts and pieces of art on display there is the renowned ‘Christ Of St John of the Cross’ by Salvador Dali.