Many interesting tourist attractions you can visit in Glasgow. Glasgow is one of the many charms of Europe are well worth a visit. Full of history, full of culture, while still offering modern entertainment unceasing, plus surrounding beautiful scenery. The city attracts tourists with architecture and urban planning, also with the friendliness of local residents. Local residents do not shy smile at foreign tourists, and offer assistance when looking bewildered tourists.
Glasgow is Scotland's largest city in the state that was declared as a cultural city in 1990. Heard 'urban culture' perhaps you would imagine a street full of antique building with the community on a daily basis to produce works of art unique. In fact, Glasgow's more like a modern city full of industry.
Here are the popular tourist attractions in Glasgow you can visit:
1. Glasgow Cathedral
Glasgow Cathedral is One of the most magnificent buildings of medieval Scotland, it is a rare example of a complete pre-Reformation Scottish cathedral. Anyone visiting Glasgow Cathedral will be impressed with the stunning architecture and history. Just behind the Cathedral is the city's graveyard, known as the Necropolis, and to the west side is the oldest house in Glasgow, "Provand's Lordship". The title deeds of the house dates from 1562 when Mary Queen of Scots granted the lands of Provand to William Baillie, a canon of the Cathedral. The Cathedral is open all year : April-September 9.30-5.30, Sunday 1pm-5.30, October-March 9.30-4pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm. And the admission is free.
2. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Located in the West End of Glasgow, housed within a beautiful 19th century Victorian building. Kelvingrove is a wonderful museum. The museum has 22 themed galleries full of 8000 artistic delights which are sure to impress people of all ages. Entry into the museum is free admission. it is a major attraction in Glasgow and is the most visited museum in the UK outside the city of London. This impressive building is the main museum in the city, and it houses a vast collection of paintings and sculptures, early firearms, Scottish arms and armour, medieval swords, crossbows, duelling weapons, silver, ceramics, clothing and furniture.
3. Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre is fun for people of all ages and the whole family. Located on the south bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow. The Science Centre is a purpose-built centre that comprises of three buildings: The Science Mall, the IMAX Cinema and the Glasgow Tower. The Science Mall has three floors of interactive science and learning exhibits, a Science Show Theatre and the Scottish Power Planetarium. The IMAX Cinema provides entertainment for all the family showing the very latest in movie entertainment. The Glasgow Tower stands 127 meters tall and gives visitors a bird’s eye view of Glasgow city.
4. Glasgow Botanic Gardens & Kibble Place
Glasgow Botanic Gardens are located in a large public park with amazing tropical and temperate plant collections from around the world. There’s also a number of glasshouses at the botanic gardens including the Kibble Palace Glasshouse. Kibble Palace in the Botanic Gardens is probably one of Glasgow's best-loved buildings. Built by engineer John Kibble at his house in Coulport, Loch Long, this unique glasshouse was presented by him to the Royal Botanic Institution.
5. The Burrell Collection
Visit The Burrell to see an astonishing range of beautiful objects from around the world. The displays range from work by major artists including Rodin, Degas and Cézanne, to important examples of late medieval art, Chinese and Islamic art, Ancient Civilizations and more. The Burrell Collection opened in 1983 and houses around 9,000 items of magnificence.