Glasgow is a city rich in culture with a range of interesting places to see. It is a diverse and lively city and and an important place for sectors as arts, sport and business. There are various different architectural styles around Glasgow including Victorian, Art Nouveau and contemporary.
You’ll have a large choice for entertainment in Glasgow which can range from a performance at the Kings Theatre, the Scottish Ballet performing at the Tramway Arts Centre or a number of different types of musical events at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow has many restaurants, pubs and clubs for a variety of different tastes, ensuring an enjoyable and lively night out. For business affairs, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre hold numerous events which include business and trade, as well as concerts and sporting events, and for air travel the city is served by Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport which is 4 miles from Ayr and 32 miles from Glasgow.
Glasgow Car Hire
Wherever you are in Glasgow, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Glasgow car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the many places to see in Glasgow here are but a few:
The People’s Palace
Visit here to learn about the history of Glasgow from the mid 18th to the late 20th century, and how the people of Glasgow used to live with artefacts including many paintings and photographs, a reconstruction of a 1930s house, and also public baths from the early 1900’s.
You can admire the splendid Gothic architecture, the majority of which was built in the 15th century, and see beautiful pillars, shields, stained-glass windows and intricate carving.
The Burrell Collection
Here you can see a fascinating collection of works which is located in Pollok Country Park and includes huge ornate tapestries from the 1200’s to the 1500’s, porcelain from China, medieval art and weaponry, stained glass, sculpture and Islamic ceramics.
Come and look at the numerous exhibits relating to Glasgow’s history which include locomotives, cars, bikes, buses, clothing and painting, and a creates a fascinating step into the past.
St. Mungo Museum of Religious Art and Life
Here you can see many fascinating art works and exhibits relating to religions from all around the world, along with a peaceful Zen garden. As well as a permanent display there are regular exhibitions held. You can see such exhibits including beautiful Hindu sculpture and a Mexican dancing skeleton used in religious festivals.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
There are many fascinating works and exhibits based on various different subjects and include an ancient Egyptian coffin, a stuffed elephant, armoury, artefacts showing the history of Scotland, paintings by Renoir, Monet, Dali and Rembrandt and a beautiful pipe organ.
Glasgow City Chambers
You can have a tour around this superb building built in a combination of classical and Italianate style architecture, and admire the intricate sculpture both outside and inside, colourful mosaics, marble pillars and dome with stained glass, and elegant wooden panelling.
Glenlee Tall Ship at Riverside
Come and see this original sailing ship, constructed in the late 19th century as a cargo ship and now a museum that you explore and see all of its features close up and learn about the history of the ship.
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