What to do in Glasgow

GlasgowPeople's Palace (Palace of the People) was built with the aim of creating a recreation center for the working class in 1898, today is a museum very special that tells the fate of the people of Glasgow since 1750 to present their culture, lifestyle changes, their speech, their objects of worship. It is proposed interactive and enjoy a ride that children and adults alike. (Glasgow Green. Open from 10 to 17h and admission is free).

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art: a unique museum in the world which brings together all religions, it seems old but was recently built in the style traditional Scottish architecture. It contains four exhibition areas, one reserved for exhibitions. Interesting for both adults and children. (2 Castle Street in Lanarkshire. Open from 10 to 17h, free admission).

The Tenement House: a perfect recreation of a working class family, the early and mid-century. Gas lighting, Victorian furniture, all objects of daily life of a mother and daughter from 1900 to 1965, including ration cards remain the Second World War. A place where time stopped and it seems that people are coming at any time. Another place in Glasgow where popular culture has a place and a significant meaning. Instructive and moving for both adults and children. (145 Buccleuc Street. Open daily March to October from 13 to 17h. Entry adults £ 5.50, family £ 15).

 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: permanent and temporary exhibitions in a multidisciplinary area which displays from paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth to weapons, furniture and objects of the most diverse. Its rooms are Expression Design Appraisal, Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style and Appreciation of Art, among others. (Argyle Street. Open from 10 to 17h. Free admission).

Pollok House: an eighteenth century mansion a few miles from the center of Glasgow. Furniture, and a fine collection of paintings, among which are works by artists like Murillo, El Greco and Goya. In the old service sector operates a cozy restaurant. (Pollok Country Park, adjacent to the Burrell Collection. Open daily from 10 to 17h. From April 1 to October 31 admission is charged, the rest of the year is free).

Hunterian Museum (Museum of the University of Glasgow) eclectic collection bequeathed by his beloved Dr.Hunter university. Mummies, skeletons, books, paintings and many of the most varied objects are part of the permanent collection, but the museum also displays temporary or traveling exhibitions. (University of Glasgow, University Avenue. Open Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 17h. Free admission).

Glasgow Cathedral: curious in many respects, this cathedral that survived the Reformation, 1560, marks the milestone of the founding of the city and is built where St Mungo is buried, their patron saint. It is a magnificent medieval building built in 1136. Adjacent is the museum dedicated St.Mungo all religions. (Castle Street. Open during the summer from Monday to Saturday from 9.30 to 17.30 and Sundays from 13 to 17.30 in winter closes at 16.30h. Admission free).

Provand's Lordship: museum of medieval life and home to many events. This building was built in 1471. (3 Castle Street. Open from 10 to 17h. Free admission).

There are many museums, galleries and historic sites that depend Glasgow and government agencies that have free admission, no private places, but they are attractive rates as compared with other parts of the UK.

 If the city of Glasgow provides an overview of architectural, social and cultural excellence, its surroundings offer beautiful scenery that we can not lose sight of. Each village, each person has a fascinating local history, which includes many myths, legends and ghosts.
If we take south with our car or public transport can discover wonder the valley of the River Clyde. A journey that leads to the river basin and New Lanark, a beautiful town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Towards the west lies the town of Paisley which has a medieval abbey with an art gallery and museum unique in the world are exhibited garments made in Kashmir. On the coast of Inverclyde various locations provide spectacular views of the Firth of Clyde and the Argyll hills.
North of Glasgow, Mugdock Country Park, in the town of Milngavie, is a beautiful natural park where you can trek to the West Highland Way. All attractions are available nearby, and the Highlands, are easily reached by train, bus or car.


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