The Cultural Side of Glasgow

The Cultural Side of Glasgow

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Glasgow is one of the most popular cultural destinations outside of the UK capital. It is located on the banks of the River Clyde that is Scotland’s cultural metropolis. In 1990 Glasgow was the first UK city that was given a title European Capital of Culture.

So, let’s get down to exploring its cultural side.

Kelvingrove Castle in Glasgow

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a perfect place to start. In the central hall the Pipe Organ welcomes you to visit 22 galleries housing more than 8000 objects. Be ready to spend a good deal of time to get a glimpse of the works of Old Dutch Masters, the Glasgow Boys and the Scottish Colourists, French Impressionists and the genius painting of Salvador Dali Christ of St John of the Cross. Arms and armour, dinosaurs, collections covering the history and archeology of Scotland, cultures of the Americas, Oceania, South Asia and Africa, Ancient Egypt are all of international significance and available to anyone for free. Among other assistants helping Glasgow to guide people to the world or art, history, city life and architecture there is the Hunterian Museum Art Gallery, the People’s Palace museum, the Burrell Collection, the Riverside Museum, the Gallery of Modern Art etc.

Without waxing too poetic, Glasgow is a home for music. City Halls, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Old Fruitmarket are the main venues for musical festivals and events. Musicians from all over the world come here to share their talent and inspire music lovers. Particularly, Celtic Connections that is the grandest winter music fest in the world takes place in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2009 was the year of certifying Glasgow as UNESCO Creative City of Music. It is interesting to know that every day in Glasgow you can visit nine live performances on average.  There are a wealth of clubs, pubs and other places where you can listen to all kinds of music.

Glasgow allows you not only dip into cultural activities, but also to enjoy nature as well as participate in sport. More than one hundred parks plus numerous green spaces successfully cope with these duties. Glasgow Green is the oldest park. It has recreation facilities that attract many young people from student accommodation Glasgow and other locals.  This park is notable for the monument erected in the honor of Viscount Horatio Nelson, the McLennan Arch, People’s Palace and Winter Gardens and Glasgow Green Football Centre.

Glasgow leaves a lasting impression. It is impossible to discover it all though and always has something new to show you, amaze you with and educate you. After visiting Scotland’s cultural metropolis You won’t be the same person again.

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