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  • 1 Mackintosh House Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    82 st. Hillhead GB - Glasgow G12 8QQ

    This wing is a reconstruction of the house of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). Its interiors decorated with highly original motifs show that he was a pioneer of architecture and what today is called design. The white wood panelling heightened b..

  • 2 Burrell Collection Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    2060 rd. Pollokshaws GB - Glasgow G43 1AT

    This collection is a must-see on two accounts: the venue, Pollock Park, is the town's largest park and an oasis of freshness and tranquillity; and for the museum, which embodies the success of a collector, the ambitions and the breadth of his collect..

  • 3 Glasgow Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    st. Castle GB - Glasgow G4

    The fourth sanctuary built on the site chosen by St Mungo in the 7C, the present cathedral was not completed until the 15C but the interior dates from the 13 and 14C. It is hard to encompass it all from the square; much better to go to the Necropolis..

  • 4 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    st. Argyle GB - Glasgow G3 8AG

    The popularity of this museum, one of the most visited in the world, can be put down to the beauty of the site and the variety of the exhibits (8 000 in total) and the quality of the fine art collections, which include works by renowned artists: the ..

  • 5 Riverside Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    1 Bunhouse Road GB - Glasgow G3 8DP

    This collection is so interesting that you run the risk of spending more time in the museum than you intended. Horse-drawn vehicles, fire engines, bicycles and underground stations etc; only Aviation is not represented here. Do not miss the collectio..

  • 6 Mackintosh's Trail Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Mitchell Lane GB - Glasgow

    Any tourist visiting Glasgow cannot escape the "Mackintosh phenomenon". His superb buildings are largely responsible for having ranked Glasgow among Europe's leading Art Nouveu cities. The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society organises visits ..

  • 7 Hunterian Art Gallery Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    82 st. Hillhead GB - Glasgow G12 8QQ

    This 1980 building houses a permanent collection of art for the university, famous above all for its Mackintosh wing, its 19C and 20C Scottish works - William Taggart, Pringle etc - and works by Whistler, including a stand-out group of full-length po..

  • 8 Glasgow School of Art Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    167 st. Renfrew GB - Glasgow G3 6RQ

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh was only 28 when he designed this key piece of European architecture (the school is still running). The building houses one of the largest collections of Mackintosh's furniture, drawings and paintings, and to this day is ama..

  • 9 Science Centre Interesting

    Museums and art

    50 quay Pacific GB - Glasgow G51 1EA

    A three-storey glass and steel building, the Science Mall hosts inspired exhibitions, interactive features and true technological marvels. All the scientific discoveries of Glasgow and Scotland's ingenious inventors are included: James Watt's steam e..

  • 10 Pollok House Interesting

    Museums and art

    2060 rd. Pollockshaws GB - Glasgow G43 1AT

    Two exceptional paintings by El Greco and some very attractive engravings in an elegant 18C setting. This 18C manor house whose vast park contains the bale collection also houses itself a superb collection of paintings acquired by the amateur art col..

  • 11 Necropolis Interesting

    Religious buildings

    sq. Cathedral GB - Glasgow G4

    Behind the cathedral stretches a graveyard (1833). Alleys lined with sculptured tombs lead to the highest point which is dominated by John Knox on the top of his column. You will enjoy a pretty view over the cathedral and south of Glasgow towards the..

  • 12 Gallery of Modern Art (Goma) Interesting

    Museums and art

    st. Queen GB - Glasgow G1 3AH

    This especially attractive hotel (18th century) of the tobacco King William Cunningham was transformed during the Nineties into galleries whose materials reflect the four elements. Controversy rages over the choices made which include paintings calle..

  • 13 The Lighthouse Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    11 Mitchell Lane GB - Glasgow G1 3NU

    This Centre for Architecture and Design is the result of a transformation of the old offices of the Glasgow Herald designed by CR. Mackintosh. It is endowed with exhibition galleries, conference hall and teaching facilities.

  • 14 House for an Art Lover Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bellahouston Park GB - Glasgow G41 5BW

    This impressive Villa completes a series of buildings in Glasgow designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A 1901 project of the architect inspired this audacious municipal building completed in 1996 offering an ideal location for the Centre for superio..

  • 15 Cathedral Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    sq. Cathedral GB - Glasgow

    Before the Reformation this square was the veritable heart of the ecclesiastical area. Today the Royal Infirmary replaces the bishop's palace. In the Square, note the statues of Livingstone and King William of Orange.

  • 16 St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

    Museums and art

    2 st. Castle GB - Glasgow G4 0RH

    Since its opening in 1993 the Museum of Life and Religious Art has fed many controversies with its collection of cult and art objects from various religions among which is the Christus of St John of the Cross by Dali.

  • 17 Provand's Lordship

    Museums and art

    2 st. Castle GB - Glasgow G4 0RB

    This building from 1471, which served as the Prebendary residence, is, along with the cathedral, the only remains of the medieval city. The ground floor and the first floor are set out with furniture from the 16th to the 20th centuries.

  • 18 High Street

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. High GB - Glasgow G4

    A plaque on the old merchants courtyard situated opposite College Street marks the site of the Old College, which ran from 1632-1870, and of the Hunterian Museum before it was transferred to Gilmorehill.

  • 19 Glasgow Cross

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Glasgow Cross GB - Glasgow G4

    Up to the beginning of this century, this crossroads at the junction of Salt Market, High Street, Gallowgate and Trongate was the very soul of Glasgow. The Tolbooth clock tower is all that remains of this vanished elegance.

  • 20 Bridgegate

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bridgegate GB - Glasgow

    Sadly today, this street, which was an important and popular thoroughfare, has been overtaken since the 19C by the Salt market as the main the urban artery.

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