Vacation

Glasgow, a nice city in the heart of Scotland

Glasgow is the starting point for any tour of the city is undoubtedly the magnificent George Square, the heart of Glasgow. Excellent meeting point, the square (which is overlooked by the Bank of Scotland, City Chambers, and many Victorian buildings) is decorated with statues of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Walter Scott, James Watt and Thomas Graham.
Almost everywhere in the city, you will notice the “magic touch” by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, architect and designer of Glasgow and soon learn to recognize his unique style, perfect combination of traditional Scottish architecture, sobriety Japanese and Art Nouveau.
Must is to go green and vibrant West End is easily accessible by metro. Here, in addition to various attractions of high cultural interest (the Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, the Hunterian Museum and the Museum of Transport), is also home to the ancient
University of Glasgow (founded in 1451), characterized by its particular and very high spire.
The district is famous for hosting every year in the month of June, the West End Festival, one of the biggest cultural festivals citizens.
The Burrell Collection: south of Glasgow, in the tranquil surroundings of Pollok Country Park, we can admire the legendary “Burrell Collection.” In 1944 Sir William Burrell and his wife donated their collection to the city of art, consisting of approximately 9,000 pieces and includes medieval tapestries, stained glass, antique furniture, sculptures, works of Islamic art, paintings by Degas and Cézanne …
Obviously such a large and important collection was to be shown in a great location that would enhance the best. For this reason it was decided to build a suitable building to house the Burrell Collection in Pollok Estate suggestive. In 1983 the building was opened by Queen Elizabeth II.


Museum of Transport, one of the most famous museums dedicated to the transport of Great Britain. Founded in 1964, hosts national and international exhibitions and tells, through models, vehicles, reproductions, the history and evolution of the means of transport by land and by sea.
Scotland Street School Museum: a museum original, interactive and interesting for education, school and education in Scotland. Artifacts and documents are supplemented by graphic reconstructions and audio-video. The building that houses the museum, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is a small gem of design.
Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in the heart of Glasgow, we find the Gallery of Modern Art, one of the most visited galleries – and provocative – the united kingdom. Housed in an elegant, neo-classical architecture, the GOMA was opened in 1996 and hosts changing exhibitions and workshops. Among the many exhibitions include: Familiar Strangers: Portraits by Ajamu.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum: dedicated to the fine arts, which opened on May 2, 1901, and recently renovated museum is a special, very loved by the Scots (one of the most visited museums always around the United Kingdom).
Housed in a beautiful palace of red sandstone, the Kelvingrove Museum, houses 19 major galleries, with more than 8,000 works and exhibits on 3 floors. There are exhibitions on art, Egypt, natural history, fauna and flora and design.
Are also temporary exhibitions and organized courses and workshops for children, young people, but also for adults.

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