Glasgow known for its heavy industry is the largest city of Scotland, therefore it has many interesting things to offer and it is a very popular international travel destination to this day. You can find world famous football clubs, hip galleries and museums, vibrant social life and of course rich history.
The city’s most popular attraction is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, where you can find the most spectacular art in Scotland. The building’s Spanish Baroque style architecture is impressive alone, but it is definitely worth to take a tour inside. From local heritage to French Impressionism there is so much to see!
The most iconic landmark of the city is the Glasgow Cathedral, which is the monumental representation of Scottish Gothic architecture. Also, do not miss the spooky Necropolis cemetery nearby, the atmosphere makes you feel like you are in a movie! If you are in the mood for shopping you can hit the Glasgow vintage and flea market located near Barras Market, where you can find brilliant vinyl records, original art, retro items, fashion and many more.
If you just want to chill and have a good time, then you will find a variety of modern restaurants, pubs and legendary Scottish craft beers. You might also want to enjoy a football game at the brewery, that is a must local experience! Also, visit the Scottish Football Museum dedicated to Scotland’s fascinating football heritage, where you can see the world’s oldest football trophy.
The George Square, which is surrounded by important Victorian buildings, is the best starting point to discover Glasgow. The Town Hall stands on the north side of the square, that was built in 1890. The Merchants' House, which can be found on the other side, is the oldest Chamber of Commerce centre in Great Britain. Between the buildings the square boasts an important collection of statues and monuments, including Statue of Queen Victoria.
The cathedral of Glasgow was built in the 12th century, but earlier another consecrated church operated here. The unusual feature of the present building is that its largest hall is the crypt of the church. The tomb of the Saint Mungo is in the lower crypt.
The museum is a free attraction, it was opened in 1901. The collections of the museum are extensive, which include fine arts and natural science objects as well. The exhibited objects in the Life Gallery tell us what the different religions think of life and death. The back side of the museum looks onto the Kelvin Park and the river of the same name, one of Glasgow's most romantic spots.
Despite only one metro line runs under Glasgow, that one is the third oldest in Europe (after London and Budapest). The circle-shaped line consists of 15 stations.
The majority of the bus network is operated by First Glasgow. You may buy tickets onboard, as long as you have the exact amount ready. Day tickets are valid until 1 AM the next day.
Either hail a classic black cab or get a minicab (private hire) by pre-ordering it. Taxi rides at night and/or outside of the city may come with an extra charge, so make sure you clarify this with the driver before the start.
In Museum of Piping, you can get to know more about the history of Scottish bagpipes.
City Central Mural Trail is a walking route, which guides you to firewalls covered with gripping works of art.
If you dare, try haggis, a traditional dish containing sheep's pluck minced with oat and lard, stuffed into an animal's stomach.
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