La city of Glasgow is a port city located along the River Clyde. This Scottish city in the Lowlands is not usually a place to visit when compared to Edinburgh, but it also hides some interesting things. From the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century it was a very prosperous and industrial city, so it had a great growth. Today we can still see Victorian and Georgian architecture, as well as more modern areas.
Let's see what are the points of interest in the city of Glasgow, which is also an interesting visit. It is a great visit if we are in Edinburgh, since it arrives before an hour. We will be able to see its historic center and the renovated port area next to the river, in addition to other things.
St Mungo's Cathedral
This Cathedral is one of its oldest buildings and a true representation of the Gothic style in Scotland. It is a cathedral that was built in the XNUMXth century and which was renovated in the XNUMXth century. You can visit the tomb of Saint Mungo who is the patron saint of the city and which is located in an old crypt from the XNUMXth century. You can also appreciate the beautiful stained glass windows, although they are current, and the ceiling from the XNUMXth century. A very beautiful cathedral and one of the essential visits in the city of Glasgow.
In this city there are many museums, although this is the one you have to see and not miss if you don't have much time to see them all. This museum is surrounded by beautiful gardens and not only attracts its surroundings, as it has many works of interest. We can see in their rooms Boticelli's 'The Annunciation' or Dalí's 'Christ of Saint John of the Cross', as well as some paintings by Van Gogh or Rembrandt.
Glasgow Botanic Garden
This beautiful botanical garden is located at one end of the West End. It is a large public park that is very beautiful in seasons such as spring and autumn. In this garden we find the Kibble Palace, a huge Victorian greenhouse that is worth visiting. The perfect place to take beautiful photos.
Necropolis in Glasgow
Next to St Mungo's Cathedral there is the beautiful Glasgow necropolis. In Edinburgh you can also appreciate the beautiful old cemeteries, which have a really special charm. This cemetery is from the Victorian era, so it has many details that will leave us astonished. You can take a walk admiring all the details in the cemetery and also go up to the cathedral to see it from above.
Ashton and Hidden Lane
If you hear anything about the lanes, they are narrow, old and cobbled alleys where you can find the best atmosphere in the city. So another visit that you will surely want to do includes Ashton and Hidden Lane. Ashton is located in the university district and we can find bars and restaurants with a good atmosphere where to make a stop. Hidden is quieter, with cafes and some shops in which to buy something interesting.
Glasgow city center
In the center of the city we can see some interesting places, since it is a city where we find art and beautiful facades. George Square is a very central square with a war memorial. In Buchanan Street we find the most commercial street from the city, with some interesting alleys or lanes and displays of urban art. We can also visit The Lighthouse, a very peculiar building in Mackintosh that was the headquarters of a newspaper but is now a museum with free admission.