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Must-see buildings in Glasgow

10 August 2021

Glasgow is a unique city. Travel all over the world and you won’t find the same mix of characters, classic architecture, and modernity. When you visit Glasgow, there are some buildings you must visit. Here’s a list of the must-see buildings in Glasgow.

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum Glasgow
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If you’re interested in learning about Scottish history, there’s no better place to go than the Riverside Museum. From the famous Clyde shipbuilding days through World War II, the museum tells it all.

When you arrive, don’t miss the massive hull of a trawler moored in front of the building. It was built in 1933 and is now on display in front of the museum. Inside you can see many other exhibits featuring old military vehicles and models from battles over time. Between placards describing various events are actual artefacts used by soldiers during war times.

People’s Palace And Winter Gardens

If you want a taste of Glasgow’s history, then visit the People’s Palace. The edifice was built in 1898 and is now home to various galleries that feature anything from agriculture to industry. Inside are displays of old machinery, equipment, and other items associated with everyday life for Glaswegians in the 19th century. The museum also features different changing exhibits throughout the year.

Glasgow City Chambers

City Chambers Glasgow
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If you want to check out some of the most stunning architecture in Glasgow, then head over to the City Chambers. On the exterior is a massive clock that chimes every hour and a half. As for the interior, it was built in 1869 with an eye towards French Rococo style.

Mitchell Library

If your main interest is art, then head over to the Mackintosh building known as Mitchell Library. The original library was built in 1916, with an extension, a later addition, on one side for more space. Inside are paintings and sculptures from local artists. Also inside is an equally impressive reading room where you can sit down and unwind while enjoying a good book.

The Corinthian

If you’re looking for a quiet place to have lunch, The Corinthian on Ingram Street is one of the best places in town. This traditional Glaswegian pub features ornate wooden carvings throughout the interior, plus an outdoor area that offers great views over the city. It’s also home to one of the city’s best casinos. However, if you don’t get time to visit, you could always check out the live casino available at Unibet.

The Lighthouse

If you’re looking for a place to grab some excellent food, then head over to the Lighthouse on Mitchell Lane. This elegant eatery serves high-quality Italian food made from ingredients sourced from local suppliers. The waitstaff is very attentive and will help you choose what dish is right for your tastes.

Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is located on Royal Exchange Square. This impressive building was formerly home to the Bank of Scotland before it was converted into what it is today. Inside are several rotating exhibits from local artists along with works from some other reputed painters from around the world.

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