Top 5 Must Do's in GlasgowEdit This
Glasgow is the third most populous city in the United Kingdom and the largest in Scotland. Unlike many other capitals in the world, much of Glasgow architecture was designed by native Glaswegians (yes, this is what Glasgow city folk are called). Most people in and around Glasgow live in apartment buildings, or tenements, but there are still some very beautiful houses and villas. Glasgow has a rich history, giving the city an abundance of beautiful sites and activities. Here are a few things you should put on your to-do list:
5. St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art - This museum is not just dedicated to Christian denominations, but the 6
main religions - Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and
Sikhism. The museum's aim is to show the importance of religion in
people's lives and to promote religious tolerance. Admission is free.
4. House for an Art Lover - The most famous Scottish architect, Charles
Rennie Mackintosh, entered into a German contest as to who could design
the best house for an art lover. Though he did not win the contest, the
house was built by Graham Roxburgh, 100 years after Mackintosh designed it. Admission is $7.50.
3. People's Palace - This is where you want to go if you really
want to experience old Glaswegian culture. You will find the social
history of the inhabitants from 1750 onwards. You will learn about
political history, how Glaswegians lived in the 1930's, dance, how
holidays were and are celebrated and much more. Attached to the palace
is the Winter Gardens, a large Victorian glass greenhouse-type
enclosure. Here you will also find the largest terracotta fountain in
the world, the Doulton Fountain. Admission is free.
2. Glasgow Cathedral - Built in medieval times, this cathedral is important to Glasgow culture. The patron saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo, is entombed in the lower crypt of this phenomenal church. Though this hasn't been the seat of a bishop since 1690, worship is still held at the church.
1. Glasgow Science Centre - The Science Center is not just one building, but 3. The IMAX theater located here is the only IMAX to date in Scotland. The theater seats 370 viewers. The Science Mall is a large dome with over 250 interactive science exhibits and best public planetarium in all of Scotland. Perhaps the most stunning is the Glasgow Tower.You will get into an elevator-like enclosure and be taken up 416 feet. Admission varies.