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02
Aug

Glasgow

Even the name of this city sounds glamorous! Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the third most populous in the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the River Clyde in the west.

The city grew from the medieval Bishopric of Glasgow. During the 18th century, it became a major trade center for Transatlantic and America. The cities and the regions have increased since the Industrial Revolution and this became one of the most eminent centers for engineering and construction of ships in Europe.

The official language is English spoken in Glasgow, the national currency is pound sterling, the telephone area code is 44. These details were given to you just in case you wanted to know much more about Glasgow!

From the medieval architecture of the city remained only two major objectives. These are Provard’s Lordship and St Cathedral Mungo. Victorian architecture dominates the Glasgow City with Chambers Building and the University or School of Art. We can mention some of the modern buildings that dominate the city: Royal Concert Hall, Science Center, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center.

For the tourists who want to spend time with cultural activities the city offers such a wide range of occupations. In Glasgow you can find museums, theaters, opera, ballet, symphonic concerts, libraries and many more. Museums are dedicated to transport in general, religion or modern art.

The Burrel Collection is located on the south side of the river and there are 8,000 objects including paintings, ceramics and Chinese French Impressionism. This collection is housed in a gallery built in Pollok Country Park. Hunterian Art Gallery is located in West End, and here we see the collection of James McNeill Whistler. Kelvingrove Park Museum of Art houses the priceless art collection in Britain.

Glasgow has two main shopping districts, where women who want to make shopping with quality can go. The most important street for shopping is Buchannan Street. On these streets you can find all major brands known all around the world. The Italian center is also famous for its clothes.

George Square is the heart of the city, with many statues and buildings, such as:  Victorian Glasgow City Chambers and the office of City Council.

The most important touristic attractions which are worth being visited in this tumultuous city are: Lighthouse, Cathedral – it is overshadowed by the huge necropolis, The Botanical Garden, The People’s Palace and The Sera.

Glasgow Pictures Gallery

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